Nike Opens New ‘Experience Store’ on Fifth Avenue

At a time when brick and mortar stores seem to be dying out, Nike has invested in its so-called ‘House of Innovation 000‘ a 68,000 square foot 5th avenue store which spans six floors. This is not a simple retail store, according to Nike it is a ‘concept’ store, an opportunity for Nike to interact…

Glamour Women of the Year Summit

This Sunday was spent at the Glamour Women of the Year Summit or WOTY as Editor-in-chief Samantha Barry describes it. This year’s summit was spread over the weekend, beginning Saturday with an ‘experience’ led agenda including personalized jewellery at Catbird and an intense exercise class with Nike fitness instructors. While Sunday was a full conference…

The ‘Love Island’ Effect

The success of the show has been paramount, with almost 2 million views tuning into ITV every night and the show extending its run from 6 weeks last year to 8 weeks this year. But I was curious as to how the show is cashing in on brand deals? Is there a ‘love island effect?’

The Decline of Victoria’s Secret

 Victoria’s Secret parent company L Brands Inc. reported a drop in June comparable sales for the lingerie brand, despite an extended sale and deep price cuts. The results show that Victoria’s Secret is struggling to drive traffic with sales dropping one percent in the five weeks leading up to July 7. This is a continuation…

Growing Retail Opportunity in India

There is a new retail market opening up in India, according to consultancy firm PwC. Predictions are that the retail market in India will be worth an estimated $1 trillion by 2020. This new opportunity has already been identified by some high profile retailers. Last month Japanese brand Uniqlo announced it will open its first store…

MET Gala 2018 

So last nights MET gala was one of my favourites yet! I actually ran out of work and went down there to see if I could catch a glimpse of the action. Even though I didn’t see much (security was very tight), the atmosphere was amazing and the whole entrance of the MET was illuminated…

In Conversation with: Margaret Molloy #WearingIrish

When you look at Ireland as a brand –this idea of Ireland.ie- people see it as a country with great food, culture, history but fashion isn’t normally something associated with the land of saints and scholars, enter Margaret Molloy who is changing all of this. For the inaugural Irish International Business Network (IIBN) NY In…

Six Months In New York 

After arriving in New York in late September, I am officially 6 months here. How has it been settling into a new country? Settling into the US for me was easier as I had lived here for 3 months previous, although moving here more permanently is different. When you are on a summer visa your priority…

Zara’s Digital Strategy

  Inditex, the owner of the Zara fashion brand reported double-digit growth in online sales for last year. The company reported a 7 per cent rise in full-year net profits and sales up 9 per cent to €25.34bn compared with the same period last year. Inditex, who own retail chains such as Zara, Massimo Dutti…