The latest trend among retailers and consumers fits in with the latest political movement and so called ‘social media craze’: gender fluidity and non-binary presentation. For retailers selling childrens' products, in practice this means selling items which aren't just blue for boys and pink for girls. But are consumers on board?
Window shopping no longer exclusively means taking a stroll down the high street. Indexed is a new digital shopfront that lets shoppers peruse different New Zealand brands all in one place.
The fall of corporate booksellers like Borders has allowed passionate independents to rise from the ashes, says the founder of a new bookshop soon to open in Nelson. After many years at the much-beloved Page & Blackmore, Stella Chrysostomou has set up Volume on Church St with co-owner Thomas Koed.
Three quarters of Millennials would like to shop locally when they go online, says new research from the Australian Retailers Association. A new website called Shop Small aims to grant this wish by presenting Kiwi SME retailers’ goods on a single platform, making it easier to shop with local independent retailers.
Footwear designer Gustavia Lui has been issued an invitation for the retail opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to pitch a supply deal to one of America’s biggest online shoe retailers, Zappos, in person. But there’s a catch. They need her to be there in six days’ time. And Lui needs help to make it happen.