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This is how you do scaffolding in Harrod's style

Posted by Thomas Andersson on

20/09/2018: Passed by the famous Knightsbridge Harrods store on the way back from FT Future of Retail conference and noticed this amazing scaffolding cover. This is how you as a retailer can take advantage of refurbishment to build your brand instead of disappearing behind banners and metal bars.

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Farfetch IPO - Our view

Posted by Thomas Andersson on

After a relatively long period of media speculation, Farfetch has finally filed an intention to list on NYSE (source). At the time of writing this blog there were no specifics on its pricing and the company is no doubt working the funding circuit hard to explore the level of interest and promote the pricing. While pricing is not known, there are a few other details that we know of. JD.com stepped in as an investor earlier in 2018 and have an option on about a third of the business. What is Farfetch? Farfetch is an aggregator platform for luxury fashion...

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What has Walmart and Farfetch in common?

Posted by Thomas Andersson on

The answer is: An interest in the Chinese online market. In June 2016 Walmart acquired a 5.9% stake in JD.com, the Chinese ecommerce marketplace listed on Nasdaq since 2014. In January 2017 Walmart had upped its stake in JD.com to 12.1%. In October 2016 Asda (owned by Walmart) and JD.com announced a collaboration to bring 'British authentic merchandise' to the Chinese market. In June 2017 JD.com acquired a minority stake in Farfetch with the two companies announcing a collaboration in the Chinese market, bringing authentic luxury goods to Chinese customers.   Questions: What do luxury brands really think of Farfetch's...

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Illum Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted by Haesoon Jung on

We recently visited Denmark and paid a visit to the Illum store on Stroget in central Copenhagen. Visit Illum online here

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Fenwick on Bond Street blooming

Posted by Haesoon Jung on

Fenwick is a chain of independent department store in the UK. Individual stores manage their own buying with the ranges appearing very different if you visit two different stores. Their HQ and largest shop is based in Newcastle. Fenwick Bond Street is one of the stores that compete for a higher end clientele and hence see a higher spend on visual merchandising as you can view in the image. #fenwick #bondstreet

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