Hermès scarves…

The Hermès scarf is one of the world’s most recognisable accessories and there is one sold every 25 seconds. Since their creation in 1938, the house of Hermès has introduced more than 750 designs, resulting in nearly 400,000 scarves printed annually. Themes inspiring each Hermès scarf include hunting, boating, horses and flowers. The quality is exceptional, the colours rich and the designs unmistakeable. These classic pieces aren’t just for classy trips to the co.....

Oxford Summer School Foundation course

Last month, I had the privilege of attending the Oxford Summer School Foundation course – a retail specific talent development course run in partnership with the British Independent Retailers Association (bira) and retailTRUST. I met Dominic and Neil, directors at OSS at a bira conference at the start of the year and they suggested I apply for the course. I nervously applied, not really knowing what to expect or how, as a tiny independent retailer, I would fit in at a Summer Scho.....