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Future trends 2016 and beyond, what’s in store?

Earlier this year, here at 6R we attended a macro trend presentation (looking at big picture consumer trends). The presenters talked about ‘4C thinking’ collaborative, creative, conversational and convergent. This is not a ‘next year’ type of trend forecast but instead a bigger picture ‘stand back and take a look’ at the longer term. (Read more)

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Curation and selection – help me find the right #product

It’s been happening more frequently lately. Finding mid-shop that I have tuned out. Why am I here? What was I looking for? Have I started drooling? Is this a familiar experience for you too? (perhaps the last question is just me)… am I becoming more susceptible to the maze and haze of getting lost in the lights and not finding the product I am looking for? (Read more)

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Wandering and Windows

Since early last century when Fifth Avenue stores recruited artists to create interest and intrigue in their windows we have been colliding the worlds of fine art and commerce in the ever increasingly competitive display of shop windows. I love a great window display and take lots photos of them (Read more)

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Great tour experiences have these elements

No surprise that I love to know how things are made. Garments still need people to sew them together and I have always enjoyed the factory tour from cigarettes to weaving fabrics. When you’ve been on holidays you get to do a tour or two. One experience that stood out was the chocolate in York, which had me thinking; what makes a successful tour? (Read more)

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How to… Sales Reporting

Have you heard of analysis paralysis? It's real and easy to fall prey to, but not if you keep in mind there are two key factors with reporting: Make it Rich in information Make it Actionable Consider as reports are developed and become part of the day to day in your business; what will I DO with this information? (Read more)

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The first fashion system decision; product, colour, size & fit?

Replacing systems is expensive and a lot of effort and hopefully it’s going to last you for a while. If you stuff it up, you’re either going to be forced to admit to a costly error and start all over again or you’ll have to live with the mistake every day using a system that just doesn’t fit your business. (Read more)

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