EDITED: Inside Retail

EDITED: Inside Retail

Fashion Trends. Retail News. Tech Talk. INSIDE RETAIL is a refreshingly fun and forthright look at the intersection of retail and technology. Hosted by Grace Hill, EDITED’s Retail Strategy Director, the show pulls back the curtain on the world of luxury brands, fast fashion and housewares. Each episode features conversations with industry leaders and fashion innovators to explore key trends and how brands solve the daily challenges facing the retail marketplace everyday.

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January 25, 2022 36 min

Founded less than two years ago, streetwear brand BOBBLEHAUS is already leading the conversation when it comes to the future of fashion. One that is genderless, sustainable and inclusive. In this conversation, Founders, Abi Lierheimer and Ophelia Chen chat with Grace Hill about what makes their forward thinking brand tick and why challenging the status quo is the only way to go.

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London may be the home base for The Own Studio, but their brides are walking down aisles all over the world. Whether doing fittings locally or offering consultations virtually, their styles are contemporary, impeccably tailored, sophisticated and sustainable - designed to be worn again, not wrapped in plastic and put into storage unhappily ever after. Now, with the Coronavirus first shutting down, then slowly re-opening and recentl...

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Reducing the environmental footprint from one of the of the world's most recognized shoe brands may seem like an obvious pun, but it truly describes the mission of Clarks. Since their inception in 1825, they have designed more than 22,000 styles, like the iconic Desert Boot, and are now trying to preserve not only Cyrus and James Clarks legacy, but the planet itself.

On this episode, Grace Hill talks with Lisa Ly, Sustainability...

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It’s no secret how wasteful and polluting the fashion industry is. As a true child of the Sixties, and early-adopter vegetarian parents, Stella McCartney was being introduced to sustainability long before it took root in our collective consciousness. So, when she hired the first ever Worldwide Sustainability and Innovation Director at her eponymous brand, she looked to Claire Bergkamp. 

Now the Chief Operating Officer at Textile Exc...

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With the return of in-person runway shows, many brands approached this fashion season much differently than we’ve ever seen before. From Balenciaga’s Simpson collab to some digital shows, is this the future of runway? 

To get an editorial perspective on the major runway trends seen across all the cities, we invited Editor in Chief of WhoWhatWear UK, Hannah Almassi, onto the podcast. As the publication’s first EIC, Hannah launched th...

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As reported by Juniper Research, global retail spending on AI is expected to reach $7.3 billion annually by 2022. However, a survey by Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group found fewer than 40% of companies who have invested in AI had seen business gains from it in the previous three years. So how can retailers make the most of their AI investment?

With the acceleration of digitalization and adoption towards digiti...

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Ever wonder why dressing in certain colors boosts your mood? Or why do we seem to step into a time warp every year with trends from past decades on the runways? Well fashion brands are actually applying psychological theories and principles to encourage consumer spending.

Despite the pandemic’s impact on retailers last year, the global fashion industry is projected to hit $2.25 trillion by 2025, according to Statista. With demand f...

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More fashion retailers are diving head first into the virtual fashion world by getting hot and heavy with digital experiments from virtual fashion shows to live stream shopping. With no end in sight for the trend towards more digital interactions, virtual fashion is emerging as a huge opportunity for brands - both as a revenue stream and a channel for product discovery. 

An expert in this field, Founder of The Diigitals, Cameron-Jam...

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K-beauty may be the most popular beauty regimen to come out of Asia, but South Asian beauty is also breaking into the Western world. The secret to healthy hair doesn’t just start and end with shampoo and conditioner - it requires a holistic wellness approach. Fable & Mane, a South Asian owned hair wellness brand, was founded on this core principle so we are excited to be joined by its founders, Akash and Nikita Mehta.?

After est...

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From silhouette to fit and fabric, the complexity of designing lingerie products is an understated art. So what are the exciting technologies, innovations, and trends to know about when it comes to lingerie??

Like many other apparel categories, the lingerie industry is making strides to be more inclusive and mindful of today’s consumer pain points. M&S is one retailer leading the charge and offering an array of lingerie products...

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Two seemingly drastic retail markets with one similarity. An analysis into the untapped potential of these regions and why major retailers are looking to make headway there.?

With globalization at full throttle, retailing in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres are more alike than different with consumers hungry for the next trend even during a worldwide pandemic.?

Thanks to the internet and social media, the cycle of trends can com...

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Is sexy back? Will suiting make a return? And what should we see across summer lines?

We’ve learned a lot from the pandemic. Comfort dictated consumer spending, retailers used this time to course correct, plus there is now a stronger focus on DTC and omnichannel approaches. So instead of reminiscing on the past year any longer, we’re putting COVID behind us for this episode and looking forward to what’s to come out of it. 

Today, we’...

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2020 marked the first major dip in luxury market growth, with Kering Group seeing sales drop 16.5%. But, there is hope. In Bain & Company’s 2020 Worldwide Luxury Market Monitor, the firm estimates that the market will recover to near pre-COVID-19 levels sometime between 2022 and 2023.  Traditionally reliant on in-store sales to drive growth, the pandemic has accelerated the importance of ecommerce with more luxury brands embrac...

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Loungewear was the category that shaped pandemic dressing, where EDITED data tracked an 855% increase in searches for loungewear. 

When looking for a crossover between that and sleepwear, the Nap Dress hits this sweet spot. Coupled with lockdown measures and remote work, the popularity of the house dress has skyrocketed during the pandemic as a timeless and comfortable home wardrobe staple. With nods to Cottagecore, Hill House Home...

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Modest fashion has become an important avenue for women to respect their cultures, while expressing themselves through their clothes. With untapped potential, former founder of The Modist dives into the opportunities in this underserved market.?

Modest dressing is a lifestyle for the greater half of the world. In order for brands to succeed in this space, they need to understand the different types of consumer types within this mark...

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Buying Black is a movement, not a moment. The resurgence of Black Lives Matter has shed light into the lack of availability there is to shop Black-owned brands. While retailers were quick to react and place these products in stores, there's an educational and relational element that shouldn't be ignored to ensure these voices are continuously heard.

Despite the demand for more diverse products, Black brands have historically...

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In the US alone, it is estimated that dead inventory is costing retail $50 billion a year. To avoid this, people working in buying and merchandising shouldn't neglect the data-driven tools needed to compete in today’s challenging retail environment.

Retailers have traditionally done assortment planning manually and are stuck using old, time-consuming processes. In this new age of retail, trends are rolling out faster than ever s...

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Plus-size has always been a niche category in the overall fashion landscape, but it’s set to be embraced even more as brands offer fresh size-inclusive ranges.

2020 threw inclusivity into the spotlight, where we saw a more size diverse representation across the industry. Both the mass and luxury market are now expanding its ranges including Erdem’s recent Pre-Spring 2021 collection, which unveiled a new size-inclusive direction for ...

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January might look different this year, but customers are still heavily investing in athleisure. According to Allied Market Research, the market is forecasted to be worth nearly $547 billion by 2024.

Since the 2000s, activewear has trended in popularity as people prioritized their physical and mental health by seeking wellness and escapism. With the category front of mind for both retailers and consumers in the new year, we’re joine...

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While 2020 has thrown retailers a curveball, the industry has gained valuable insights to take with them in the new year and beyond.

From a reliance on e-commerce to the emergence of new technology like autonomous deliveries, retailers overcame many of the adverse effects from the pandemic by adapting quickly to the new retail landscape.?

In our final podcast episode of the year, we’re joined by two of EDITED’s Retail Analysts, Aoife...

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