Category: Feature

  • A TailSpin

    A TailSpin

    An insolvency sent shock waves through the German Retail and fashion world. The KaDeWe Group announced it was unable to meet its financial obligations. The Berlin based luxury department store chain operates the famous KaDeWe in Berlin, Alsterhaus in Hamburg and Oberpollinger in Munich continues to operate, for how long? Brick and mortar retailers have […]

  • In My Wardrobe From Japan

    In My Wardrobe From Japan

    The J-Quality Factory Brand Project is a project bringing together eleven certified Japanese garment producers showcasing the menswear fashion prowess of the island nation. Not knowing what expect the first time I met the team last year at Pitti Uomo, the guided tour of selected pieces got my attention. In 2024, for the second appointment, […]

  • At Pitti Uomo, Suave

    At Pitti Uomo, Suave

    Pitti Uomo in Florence is the vent to look suave. Everyone dresses to impress for the pageant for the menswear gathering.

  • Classic Retail Tale

    Shopping in Nuremberg’s big department store Breuninger store gives off the feeling of retailer in the concept boutique arena. Unlike corporate shopping nameplates, the Stuggart based chain does not have a cluttered spaces with wall to wall merchandise or taxing small lanes. Instead, thankfully, there is a sense of spatial tranquillity. The ground floor cafe […]

  • Merry Christmas 2023

    Wishing all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

  • A Not So Perfect Scam

    She was wearing designer clothes, jetting around the globe to one event after another, posting hundreds of images of the perfect family in endless settings. This was the life for the Princess of Instagram, Chiara Ferragani. Her 30 million followers saw every aspect of her social media existence. The former Italian blogger and model had […]

  • The Shein Reality

    The Shein Reality

    Shein, the Chinese based fast fashion brand is about to have an IPO worth billions. What does this say about consumers? Is sustainable clothing all false virtue? Buyers love following the lifestyle of buying sustainable clothing, but in reality they follow their pockets. They want the cheapest pieces online. It is any wonder there is […]

  • Christmas in Nuremberg

    Christmas in Nuremberg

    The famous Nuremberg Christmas Market has opened. The Franconia capital is renowned for it’s festive atmosphere.

  • Tis the Season

    Tis the Season

    Christmas shopping season has arrived. It is time to hit the stores for gift buying and get a bit of cheer.

  • The Tropes for, Success?

    The film American Fiction depicts a writer fed up with racial tropes. Frustrated novelist Monk writes a book with outlandish African American characters. Too his horror, the work is a bestseller. Why would I sympathise with Monk? Because I understand his bewilderment. Life is stranger than fiction. Being a person of color in any business […]