From the biggest retail openings across the globe to an examination of Net-a-Porter’s new retail strategy, it’s been another busy month on the Insider Trends blog. Here are our top articles, handpicked for you.
Net-a-Porter could well be the future of luxury retail. With superb service, an enviable following and a shoppable print magazine, it’s maintaining its place as an industry leader. Here, we get to grips with how Net-a-Porter has redefined luxury ecommerce.
We’ve also been scouring the globe for more of the best examples of flagship stores. From one of the world’s biggest bookstores to tech-filled spaces, our roundup of the world’s top retail flagships is a must-read for those with an eye on what’s happening next.
The ‘try-before-you-buy’ trend remains a significant one for retail. It often keeps physical stores relevant, but when successfully facilitated by ecommerce brands, it can transform their fortunes. This month we chatted to Bobby Wann, the CEO of nok brands, about how his innovative business could turn the challenge of online returns into an opportunity.
We also caught up with Dustin Foxman, National Account Manager in Canada for Uppercase, a business providing location insights that help companies to make the most of pop-ups. Short-term spaces have become a vital part of the physical retail mix, and this interview shines a light on how returns could be maximised.
Finally, we were delighted to interview Brittany Reid from Design4Retail – a leading retail design agency. We get into its repositioning as an agency, and how its holistic approach to retail design works.
In June we’ve also been on the hunt for the biggest retail openings around the world. This month that’s taken us to exciting new spaces in Paris and New York – and to some fascinating new concept stores around the world. Enjoy!