Unpacking the following: The divide between Aspirational and Purchase Oriented consumers of luxury brands

Going back to the Financial Times summary of the Altagamma and McKinsey & Co report which highlighted that the social media channels of luxury brands don’t have direct influence on sales it’s time to consider the second of the more “abstract” queries from my first response to the Altagamma and McKinsey & Co study. Today … Continue reading

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Don’t mess with the classics: a different purchase ecosystem for luxury brands?

Going back to the Financial Times summary of the Altagamma and McKinsey & Co report which highlighted that the social media channels of luxury brands don’t have direct influence on sales it’s time to consider the more “abstract” queries from my first response to the  Altagamma and McKinsey & Co study. Today I am looking at … Continue reading

Fashion online: Some things change, some stay the same

Fashion online: things change, things stay the same

This post picks up the thread I started when I posted on what I considered Crimes Against Flashion. In that post, I looked at the websites of Chanel (no change), Balenciaga (change!), Lanvin (minor change) and John Galliano (change!). Although I didn’t cover their site in my original post, what reminded me to revisit this … Continue reading

Etsy: infographic

I’ve gone through available compete data and etsy weather reports to summarise some of the key points you need to know about etsy. I have also collated stats on competitors identified by etsybitch so you can get a feel for the landscape for these types of ecommerce options. There are anomalies – there is no … Continue reading

Fashion: Get to my point

Fashion: Get to my point

I am beginning to think that websites of emerging fashion designers sites suffer from a confluence of 3 delusions/fallacies: That their website is their atelier and the front door and entrance to that virtual atelier is at a different location to where everyone else thinks it is That people are going to visit their website … Continue reading

Basics: Avoidance is better than cure

Pack a Parachute

Assuming you agree that it is important for your business to: maintain your existing customer base test the waters and iron out any teething problems along the way with minimal risk to yourself reduce the level of risk you expose your business to until you are at a point when you have the resources to … Continue reading

Basics: There is more than one way to peel an orange

There's more than one way to peel an orange

© Nicole Paton | Dreamstime Stock Photos As a wet behind the ears creative SMB and online babe in the woods, I would suggest there is one more thing you probably need to have internalised before you start on the path of your great big online adventure. In addition to: understanding the importance in knowing … Continue reading

Basics: The tells

Basics: The tells

There are tiny little tells that give away what you are looking at when you view a website, much like there are signs on a poker player’s face indicating the hand they are playing. These tells can be very important in terms of you being able to communicate what it is you want/need from your … Continue reading