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 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…

The Success of Primark

Primark is opening in Brooklyn. That one sentence brings me so much joy. Primark (or Penneys as we Irish know it) has always been close to my heart, especially when I worked in their flagship store in Dublin for three years, as well as a stint in their Paris store. While the Brooklyn store is…

The Spring Midi

So it is officially February, and while it may still be in the minus numbers here in New York, Spring has arrived. January is always a weird month for shopping, everywhere is full of sale items and it’s hard to buy more knitwear knowing soon you won’t be able to wear it. This season I’m embracing…

Networking in New York

Happy nearly February! January is a weird month, you can start off so optimistic but end up feeling blue with the dark cold days. In order to get through the grind of this month, I decided I needed little breaks to look forward to so I booked a few trips. I’m excited to go to…