For fashion retailers the Corona virus pandemic had not ben very friendly. Even those with well organized and robust websites sales offers have recently reported very significant decrease in stock turnover. This is well understood, because the most important issue for fashion retailers is of course working capital, but if there is an enormous overhang of inventory, then the problems arrive quickly because the retailers would have to discount heavily in order to sell the stock before it will be out of season.
NEXT, one of the largest UK fashion retailers, observed in the last three months online sales decline by 32%. In order to recapture the working capital they have now plans to re-purpose the stores for June opening in „socially-distanced environment“. Their new measures include sanitation stations, screens and amount of customers to be permited at the same time to enter their shops.
If you really are in the perfume news, you would certainly notice, that there is quite remarkable new trend that can be observed since about 2019. What astonishes me is that more and more the faithful so far consumers started to distance themselves from the Celebrity Brands as well as from the well-established mass markets stores and are slowly shifting toward something quite new and unexpected, namely toward so called Artisanal Niche Perfumes.
Yeah, Black Friday folly has already started. Originally Black Friday was a name given to the shopping day on Friday following Thanksgiving. Nowadays however, many stores offer highly discounted sales not only on the Black Friday. Some start their sales on the Thanksgiving already, some even a week before. So the true discount folly has already started. I was shopping today and it’s there, believe me.
So, let’s look what some of the shops offer.
O yes THEY ARE.. and they are quite visible. In general, people in USA and Canada will instantly recognize somebody from Europe and in Europe you will instantly recognize somebody from America. How is this possible? The brands shown on runways in Paris or London are not at all that different from those shown in New York, then how people now what's European or what's American? And I know they do differentiate because I often buy clothing in Europe and when I wear them in Canada many people ask about their origin.
Summer just started. So what`s new on the market? Here are some new trends that will help you to make the right decision and look cool as ever, even if your pockets are not that plenty of money.
Diamond Foundry jewelry: There is no woman who would not like to possess jewelry made out of diamonds, but the prices for these precious gems are many times beyond our buying capabilities. About five years ago a new company was created – Diamond Foundry – a producer of laboratory made, high-quality diamonds. By now, Diamond Foundry is the biggest and first certified carbon-neutral diamond producer who`s gems are about 36% cheaper than the diamonds dug up from the earth.
You don’t know what is the newest trend for New Year’s party or Carnival, what to wear, what colors and jewellery to pick up? I would like to help you with these choices.
So, before you make the final decision for your creation that of course should make the most possible impression and make you to get noticed, take some time to read this. I prepared for you some most important trends for the season 2018/2019.
A shine above everything
The coming New Year’s Eve and Carnival season is absolutely ruled by the shine. Glistening and glazy accessories of all sort, shiny fabrics of all colors, but especially gold, silver or black, sequins on blouses, dresses, even shoes, you shine and you will be noticed. Very trendy are also skirts made of sequins matched with high heels. You can find great collection of the accessories at Century 21, Dolce & Gabbana, and wonderful jewellery at Diamonds.
For more courageous I am proposing total metallic look, from top to the bottom, in gold or silver. Despite the former information that metallic will be passé, this trend is still on top and makes like usual a great entry. Check festive jumpsuits at Glamour for example. They are not only eye-catching with their original design but incredibly chic as well. They certainly inspire one incredible New Year’s Eve look. The metallic trend was also presented this year by Gucci. Who knows, it is maybe the last chance to get crazy about this style, because if Gucci is still in it, you may be as well.
The French department store, visited by millions of buyers (this is the second most visited place in Paris after the Eiffel Tower) offers both luxury goods and items available for every budget. The Lafayette Gallery was opened on the corner of Rue la Fayette in the ninth arrondissement. in 1894 by two cousins: Théophile Bader and Alphonse Kahn. The store was supposed to look like a huge, luxurious bazaar and quickly became a symbol of a place where you can buy even the most extraordinary goods. Over time, the store consumed neighboring tenements, and today occupies the area of three buildings. The most beautiful spot of the Lafayette Gallery is the nouveau cupola, the colorful stained glass created in 1912 by Jacques Grüber. Around the center of the building there are 10 pillars which are decorated with coats of arms of the largest cities - textile producers. The first floor is a place for leading brands and a specially designed laboratory where the projects of rising fashion stars are shown. In addition to shops, the gallery features restaurants, hairdressers and spas, and the upper terrace offers a great view of ParisThe gallery is not only worth visiting due to great shops, but also thanks to events, such as landing of the famous pilot on the roof. The gallery makes one of the obligatory points for tourists visiting the capital of France, offering over 2.5 thousand. stores with women's and men's clothing, drugstores and stores with interior decoration.
Today, it is not enough to look at the catwalks to find out what will happen in fashion this season - fashion bloggers and instagirls are the equally important sources of inspiration. Looking through their posts and photos, it can be definitely said that spring and summer 2018 will be the one of the most relaxed periods in the entire fashion history - no rigid rules, outstanding fashions and patterns, a return to the most inspiring and crazy trends of the 20th century, but without literal reproduction and copying. We will see oversized denim jackets here, shimmering sequins there, giving a bit of flavor to basic clothes. Additionally, a very feminine style of the 1930s with midi skirts and an underlined waist will be back.