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Where’s my crystal ball…….

If you’d told me a few months ago that things would have changed this much, I don’t think I, or anyone else would have believed it. I guess we’re all in a position to say that, as Covid-19 has snatched … Continue reading

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Let it go……..

Sometimes it helps to just ……STOP…… Stop working, stop stressing, stop trying to please everyone, all of the time, stop worrying, stop feeling guilty for your mistakes, and take time out to just breathe, and give yourself the time to … Continue reading

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Taking to the stage…….

So, today I took to this stage at Fashion SVP (there was an audience by the time I got up there!) to deliver a talk on the challenges facing the buying community in the current, ever changing and volatile retail … Continue reading

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Ransoms, rickshaws and recognition…

MAY 2018 Fresh out of an amazing double win at the Brand and Lifestyle Licensing Awards (B&LLA’s) in April, we are head down in preparation for our next round of overseas supplier visits. The win was for our innovative collaboration … Continue reading

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Dedication, diligence and determination………

As is frequently the case when we are planning and undertaking these mammoth buying trips, things do not go according to plan! This time we are a team of 12 buyers, designers and technologists, not necessarily all arriving and leaving … Continue reading

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Hold on tight, it’s going to be a rollercoaster of a ride………

I cannot quite believe it’s been a year since I last posted this blog; the trip I was about to embark on did not go according to plan!!!!!! After a 6.30am departure to Gatwick airport and what should have been … Continue reading

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Even before leaving the ground…….

The last few weeks have seen us in a frenzy of inspirational shopping trips and the start of the planning process for Autumn/Winter 2016, with various members of the team heading for Antwerp, Copenhagen and New York, as well as … Continue reading

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