Reality TV show TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex) conjures up certain pictures in people’s minds, but cast member Tommy Mallet is on course to change that with a fast-growth fashion firm that’s already gone global, Real Business heard in an interview.
According to fashion business Dappad, eight out of ten men hate to shop, which is where its online personal shopping service can help out when it comes to gifting.
While stores or catwalks used to be the only language businesses spoke to reach the consumer, something else is leading the way: a mobile marketing strategy.
A large scale US retail market expansion is on the table for British bag business Knomo, which has secured deals with Macy’s and Saks, alongside a £3m investment.
In what has been called a long-term global partnership, British firms Aston Martin and Hackett plan to create a new line of “exclusive luxurious clothing” for autumn/winter 2016.
Having started a shoe business to change an industry that insists on putting women through pain, I couldn’t believe it when I heard that someone was told to leave the office for neglecting to wear high heels.
Launched out of his i.am+ business, musician-cum-entrepreneur will.i.am has unleashed his Dial “smart band” on the UK market. Impressively, it works independently without the need for a mobile to be connected – ideal for on-the-go leaders.
In partnership with Microsoft, our journey to discover the UK SMEs adopting digital for business growth continues as we hear from the founder of Katherine Elizabeth Millinery about her love of tech and how it’s helped her build her luxury fashion business.
Having already secured £250,000 worth of growth capital from investors including Sky Sports presenter Natalie Pinkham, Beulah London has outlined plans to use equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom to bank an additional quarter of a million pounds.
Alongside Microsoft, Real Business has trekked the business landscape and swatted away tech-based startups to discover the often unsung community of small enterprises leveraging digital means to compete with bigger players – and MADE-BY is our latest find.
On the back of American investment firm Warburg Pincus snapping up a majority stake in clothing business Reiss, we look at higher end fashion brands that are contained within private equity portfolios.
It’s said that knowing your audience is key for business success. For some campaigns, like advertising food, condoms are a great way to grab attention of consumers and get messages across.