My Wardrobe HQ is the UK’s first fashion rental marketplace. It allows customers to affordably borrow and buy fashion by luxury brands, such as Chanel, Saint Laurent and Prada, from the wardrobes of peers, influencers and celebrities, such as Poppy and Chloe Delevingne, supporting the cause of fashion sustainability for both the environment and consumer spend. Retail Insight Network talks to My Wardrobe HQ co-founder, Tina Lake, to find out more.
The UK menswear sector is expected to reach £17.1bn by 2022, which can be partially attributed to companies offering more personalised experiences through their e-commerce channels. Retail Insight Network talks to Moss Bros head of e-commerce, Matthew Henton, about its recent partnership, with AI-powered omnichannel personalisation engine Dynamic Yield, to tailor its in-store experiences to online.
UK clothing retailer Superdry has reported that its half year (H1) total group revenue fell by 11% to £359.1m from £414.6m the previous year in its interim results for the 26 weeks ending 26 October 2019.
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, reportedly dumping 92 million tonnes of discarded items into landfill every year. However, fashion tech startups such as Unmade have began to introduce innovations like on-demand production to champion the cause of sustainable fashion throughout the entire supply chain. Retail Insight Network talks to Kirsty Emery-Laws, co-founder and chief customer success officer at Unmade, to find out if on-demand is the key to fashion sustainability.
UK environmental charity Hubbub is urging consumers to swap, re-wear or purchase second-hand Christmas jumpers over a purchasing a new one as up to 95% of them contain whole or partially plastic materials, adding to the worldwide plastic pollution crisis
On 12 December, the UK will hold a general election to vote in a new government. Retail Insight Network talks to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Keystone Law to find out how the policies of the three big parties – the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats – could affect UK retail.
Over a third of Britons have revealed that their Christmas shopping decisions have previously been influenced by celebrities, according to research by online voucher codes and deals company Money Saving Heroes.