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Emporio Armani Watches – Another Armani Success Story!

Shopping and Product Reviews: Collectible Jewelry • Published: December 9, 2011

The Italian designer, Giorgio Armani, may be approaching his 80th birthday but the man still has his finger on the pulse of today’s fashion and style trends. Not only does he still design his own clothing range but the brand has now expanded into many other categories such as perfume, sunglasses and more recently Emporio Armani watches.

The Renaissance of the Hunter Wellies Brand

Shopping and Product Reviews: Fashion Style • Published: December 9, 2011

Hunter wellies have been around for many, many years and were originally manufactured in Scotland over one hundred years ago. Since that time they have had a turbulent trading history with the company almost going into administration some years back. The company were renowned the world over for producing rubber compound wellington boots.

How the Humble Hunter Wellies Brand Became a Fashion Brand

Shopping and Product Reviews: Fashion Style • Published: December 9, 2011

You would not be alone in thinking that wellington boots are not the most fashionable item in a person’s wardrobe. After all, the humble “wellie” is a functional item of footwear ideal for tramping through muddy, sodden fields or splashing around puddles (if you’re a child that is) and until recently hasn’t been associated with even a hint of glamour or “street credibility” but Hunter wellies have started to be worn by a growing number of fashionable young people and the perception of the wellie is finally starting to change.

The Story Behind Superdry Gilet

Shopping and Product Reviews: Fashion Style • Published: December 2, 2011

Walking around the high street this Autumn you can’t help notice the popularity of gilets and body warmers being worn. One of the more popular brands is the Superdry gilet although there are many other brands which are equally popular.   The Superdry company is a very modern day success story.

Is David Yurman the Latest Global Luxury Brand?

Shopping and Product Reviews: Collectible Jewelry • Published: November 21, 2011

He may have been around for over thirty years but it’s only in recent years that David Yurman can perhaps consider his company a global luxury brand.   But what makes a brand global and what is the definition of a “luxury brand”? By definition, a “global brand” is one which spans the world and whose name is known in the major world markets of today.

David Yurman – The Early Years

Shopping and Product Reviews: Jewelry Diamonds • Published: November 17, 2011

Over thirty years ago a young, ambitious artist by the name of David Yurman was trying to learn his craft in Greenwich Village, New York. In the “swinging sixties” Greenwich Village was the focal point of bohemian life with actors, writers, musicians and artists rubbing shoulders with each other and sharing ideas. Yurman had the honour of being acquainted with some celebrated artists at that time which must have proven to be a real inspiration for this youthful, aspiring artist.

The Story Behind Mulberry Bags

Shopping and Product Reviews: Fashion Style • Published: November 15, 2011

Ask most women today which handbag would they like if they could have their choice of any and they will probably all say “a Mulberry”! The company has positioned itself as the premier handbag designer not only in the UK but also worldwide as Mulberry bags are extremely popular in the United States and the Far East. The company stunned the financial world this summer when they announced record sales and profits in one of the toughest retail environments in living memory.

Hunter Wellies – A British Success Story

Shopping and Product Reviews: Fashion Style • Published: November 15, 2011

A pair of wellington boots doesn’t sound remotely like a fashionable accessory that people aspire to owning. Normally associated with wet, rainy days and muddy fields! However, a British company are transforming this unfortunate image into a true designer fashion brand for the 21st Century.

JLS – An X Factor Success Story

Shopping and Product Reviews: Fashion Style • Published: October 31, 2011

These days there is more and more celebrity merchandise either on store shelves or being sold via the internet. The list of available products is staggering including bed linen, posters, pens, clothing..

Guess Bags – The History Of

Shopping and Product Reviews: Fashion Style • Published: February 28, 2011

Guess (the designer brand) is a us premium designer label that creates a collection of different of fashion clothing and fashion accessories including Guess designer handbags. This company was started in America in the early 1980’s and was created by a group of brothers who were raised in the city of Marseille in the south of France.  

DKNY Handbags – A Brief History Behind the Name

Shopping and Product Reviews: Fashion Style • Published: February 18, 2011

DKNY stands for “Donna Karan New York” and is an off shoot from the Donna Karan fashion label. Donna Karen was born in New York, U.S.A. in 1948. Her father was a haberdasher and her mother was a model so it could be said that Donna’s destiny was always likely to be involved in fashion in some shape or form.

Lambretta Scooters – The History Behind the Myth

Automotive: Motorcycles • Published: February 17, 2011

Lambretta scooters date back to 1947 when the first scooter rolled off the production line. It’s easy to forget that at this time scooters just didn’t exist. Lambretta (and Vespa) were pioneers in this field and both of them followed similar journeys in bringing the scooter to the mass market.

Radley Accessories – A Guide

Shopping and Product Reviews: Fashion Style • Published: October 12, 2010

Radley continue to be the dominant design brand in the UK handbag sector but the company is not just about handbags. In recent years the company has tried to capitalise on it’s brand by introducing an ever increasing number of Radley accessories to the market.

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore SEO

Internet and Businesses Online: SEO • Published: October 1, 2010

Some people say Google are the kingmakers of 21st Century businesses and enterprises. If you’re not on the first page of Google then you’re nowhere!

Who Is the Woman Behind Jane Norman Clothing?

Shopping and Product Reviews: Fashion Style • Published: September 29, 2010

The success of Jane Norman clothing is something of an enigma in that the company claims to not even have a Public Relations or Marketing department. There may be some truth in this as you see a Jane Norman dress being worn around town but you don’t see the designer name plastered all over billboards or magazine. So who is the enigmatic Jane Norman?

Why Buying a Caravan Awning Makes Sense

Travel and Leisure: Camping • Published: September 22, 2010

A caravan awning can be a cost efficient and practical way to add extra space to your existing caravan or motorhome. They are extremely popular with holiday-makers as can be witnessed on most caravan sites. So what exactly is a caravan awning?

The SEO Minefield

Internet and Businesses Online: SEO • Published: September 22, 2010

SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is the process of optimising a website through on page and off page techniques to hopefully increase the rank of that website in Google. It may sound a little “geeky” but do not underestimate the power of S.E.O. Think of it this way, would you spend thousands of dollars creating a store, buying the stock, painting the walls, employing your staff and then and only then start wondering if you picked the right location for your store in town?

OO Gauge Model Railways

Shopping and Product Reviews • Published: September 15, 2010

Model railways have been a source of pleasure and enjoyment for nearly a century and it’s popularity doesn’t look like it’s on the decline any time soon. A distinction should be made between “toy trains” and “model trains”. The former are literally…

Lola Rose Jewellery – The History

Shopping and Product Reviews: Collectible Jewelry • Published: June 9, 2010

Only ten years ago a secretary from London created a jewellery brand that is now a bestseller both in the U.K. and the U.S. This brand is the Lola Rose jewellery collection and it’s a genuine rags to riches story.

Kipling Bags

Shopping and Product Reviews: Fashion Style • Published: May 12, 2010

Kipling bags have been around for a number of years and continue to create fashionable bags with a sense of fun. Although the head office is located in New York, U.S.A. the company truly is an international business as the company originated in Belgium and today Kipling bags span the whole world with boutiques in over 55 countries.


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