Misfit

Misfit – It’s all about the sole

I was driving along the other day listening to the radio and “It’s all about the Bass” by Meghan Trainor was playing, which even at my age, I quite enjoyed. This got me thinking, what are shoes all about.  Firstly we all think about the upper design and the lovely soft leather or the colour […]

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Misfit – Faulty Returns

I have just finished my least favourite job in the shoe trade, sorting out all the returns.  I have talked about dealing with customer complaints before, but not about what happens to the returns after the customer has been refunded. It seems every supplier has a different view on returns and very different ways of […]

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Business Banking
No such thing as a free lunch!

I was sitting the other night flicking through all the TV channels as there was only Football on the main channels and I came across the “Bank of Dave”, a documentary produced by Channel 4. Dave Fishwick, an entrepreneur from Burnley decided to challenge the High Street Banks and, to cut a long story short, […]

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Our ever changing High Street

I was listening to the radio this morning and the CEO of Whitbread was talking about his famous coffee shop chain Costa and how they were opening 3 new branches every week. His reason for the success was that the High street has changed over the last 10 years. It used to be an area […]

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Profit Margins

This time of year, as all the new stock is pouring in and hopefully you have placed all your Autumn/ Winter orders, is the time that you start thinking about profit margins, which at the end of the day, is the main reason why we are all in business. Very often it’s a time of […]

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Building the collection

Having spent 2 very full days at Moda and read up on numerous press releases from every part of the shoe trade I think I am ready to start to put pen to paper or is that finger to the keyboard and begin ordering for Autumn Winter stock. I always find the show extremely hard […]

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It’s Show Time!

Another year starts and before you realise it it’s time to be thinking about trade fairs and what to buy for next season. January is a very busy period for the manufacturers as the gear up for the for the coming season putting the final touches to the collection, holding sales meeting and issuing targets, […]

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Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

Firstly I would like to wish everyone involved in the shoe industry whether a Retailer, Agent Wholesaler or Manufacturer a very prosperous and Happy New Year. I am sure 2014 is going to be a good year.  Over the last 12 months I have rambled on about all aspects of the shoe trade from customer […]

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