Bicester Village

Buried amid all the Mulberry hoo-ha over the last day since shares tumbled one comment stood out to me. It was from Godfrey Davis, Mulberry’s chairman, who blamed the fall in profits, which led to the fall in shares, on a bad performance in his outlets. Outlets? In luxury goods-land? Well, yes – of course. We all know about them. But who knew they could have that much of an effect on a brand’s bottom line?
 Read more

Some of the world may be obsessed with fashion that hasn’t yet happened – ie, the stuff currently appearing on runways – but the folks at eBay are much more interested in the profit potential of immediate gratification. How else to think about their new venture, the eBay Fashion Outlet. It’s like Bicester Village or Woodbury Common, but open 24/7 and delivering all the time! Read more