House of Fraser Introduces New Homeware Collection

Pied a Terre has been long established as a footwear brand and paying homage to its roots, the first collection offers a fashion-led range of must-have homeware. Featuring a mix of luxe fabrics, mirrored finishes, bold colour and high shine accessories, the Pied a Terre homeware is an elegant and stylish new addition to the world of Home and the collection is only available at House of Fraser.

House of Fraser Introduces New Homeware Collection

Metallic detailing is key in dining. A touch of gold provides a glam finish on pink and purple patterned dinnerware, while fine gold stripes on white and a simple gold rim on black encapsulates a distinctly sophisticated feel. Silver looks fresh and bright on a cool eau de nil base while gold and black gloss cutlery sits with coloured porcelain dinnerware creating a polished, modern feel.

Layering provides a sumptuous feel to bedlinen. Luxurious throws and embellished, ruched and embroidered cushions add the finishing touches to the designs. A soft-grey herringbone pleat design is perfectly coordinated with matching cushions and a dove-grey headboard for super-chic style. For a feminine feel an embroidered chinoiserie design in shades of pink will brighten any bedroom, while a simple white ruffle design offsets with black to add a harder edge.

In furniture a slick range of black lacquer tables, shelving and cabinets provide a high-gloss base for statement dinnerware and home accessories in bold colours. For a refined look a black glass-topped side table with mirrored legs makes a delightful surface for soft grey accessories and eau de nil dinnerware. Upholstery takes inspiration f r o m the latest catwalk looks featuring a selection of different fabrics and colours. A soft-grey cotton sofa is a piece for any modern living space while a sumptuous deep purple design adds richness to a simple low-key setting. For a smaller piece of furniture, a soft-red velvet armchair sits perfectly with a simple black floor lamp while a soft duck egg chaise lounge looks effortlessly elegant with a single pink cushion.

Pied a Terre Home is exclusive to House of Fraser and shoppers can take a sneak preview of the collection through the House of Fraser website and order online or make a purchase in store f r o m February.

In addition to the homeware collection, customers can also purchase Pied a Terre shoes both online and in store.

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Bigmouthmedia Praises Online Retailing Success Stories

Bigmouthmedia has praised the winners of the 2010 Drapers Etail Awards for continuing to make a success of online retail despite challenging trading conditions.

Bigmouthmedia Praises Online Retailing Success Stories

Senior Retail Strategist Finlay Clark, who sat on the panel of online retailing experts judging the nominations, commended all 59 of the shortlisted candidates for making this year’s selection process particularly challenging. Highlighting the high standard of entries for the 2010 awards, which celebrate success and innovation in online fashion retailing, he praised the winners of each category for proving that even in difficult economic circumstances, a well-run etailing operation can reap dividends.

“Even in the face of the worst recession to hit the industry for generations, the fashion retail sector has continued to develop, innovate and drive profits through its online retailing operations. The downturn has had the same impact upon the industry as it has every other sector, but the fashion business has demonstrated that focusing on the sales channels which provide the best and most measurable returns will still deliver competitive advantage,” he said.

The winners of each of this year’s 10 categories were unveiled at a stylish ceremony and party at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, one of London’s most prestigious venues. While stressing the extremely high standard of entries for the 2010 Awards, Clark singled out Best Multichannel Retailer winners Schuh and M and M Direct – which came out on top of the Best Pure-play Etailer category.

“Schuh, who won the Best Multichannel Retailer category for the second year running, showed real commitment to the online space, and their ability to integrate in-store stock availability with the products offered on their site was impressive. M and M Direct also stood out because of a fantastic set of results and the phenomenal year-on-year growth they’ve enjoyed,” added Clark.

As Bigmouthmedia’s online shopping specialist, Clark provides retail clients with a clear grasp of the digital marketing issues facing their sector, identifying where the new and future opportunities lie in this highly competitive market. Appearing at the Drapers/Retail Week sponsored E-commerce Summit, he is scheduled to provide attendees an insight into the latest developments in the field with his presentation Catching your Customer: Natural versus Paid Search in online retailing.

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Staying Dry In January And February

January and February can produce the best and worst of weather, so there’s no better time to check out Webtogs selection of waterproof jackets to suit any pocket. With scores of jackets between them, Berghaus and the North Face are two of the biggest and most respected names available and provide some great bargains.

The classic Berghaus RG1 jacket is a long standing favourite, ideal for starting out and giving amazing value for money. Ever popular the RG1 uses Berghaus’ own Aquafoil waterproof technology with a DWR coating to keep the elements out. With a choice of 4 colours there’s something for everyone f r o m the classic black to a vibrant red and if the snow and ice of early January returns there’s even an option of a version with extra warmth in the Berghaus RG1 Insulated Jacket.

The North Face Resolve is another classic entry level waterproof offering real value for money with its HyVent waterproof and breathable fabric. The simple styling is supplemented with a fully adjustable hood that stows away when not needed and easily adjustable hem cord for sealing the wearer safely inside a protective shell. 5 colours give plenty of choice, one more than the Women’s Venture Jacket. The Venture Jacket for women is a technical jacket at a budget conscious price, with all the features of more expensive jackets. Brushed chinguard lining and pit zip vents show the attention to detail on one of Berghaus’ most popular jackets.

Gore-Tex Paclite makes an ideal lightweight but waterproof fabric for jackets and the Berghaus Paclite Jacket makes the most of its stunning breathability. With a choice of male and female cuts and a selection of colours the Paclite is destined to become a classic and all time favourite. With a streamlined design, taped seams, waterproof zippers and easy-adjust drawcords it’s easy to create a shell f r o m the weather outside. With a fully adjustable hood, large mesh venting pockets and Velcro cuff adjusters the Berghaus Paclite has all the features but at a tiny weight.

The North Face have also taken advantage of the breathability and light weight of Paclite fabric with men’s and women’s versions of the Circadian Jacket. Although lightweight the Men’s and Women’s Circadian jacket are full of features f r o m a stow away hood to Napoleon and hand warmer pockets. Fully seam sealed the jackets are waterproof, breathable and lock down tight with adjustable cuffs and hem draw cords.

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Clinique To Launch New High Lengths Mascara

Clinique, a leader in skin care and makeup innovation, has introduced its new High Lengths Mascara designed to stretch limp, lifeless lashes to unrivaled lengths with beautifully defined separation.

Clinique To Launch New High Lengths Mascara

Available in black and brown, this new makeup bag essential features a unique “willow” wand applicator that boasts three rows of strategically placed tines to comb through lashes, carefully stretching and separating each lash to new lengths. Always covered with just the right amount of mascara to comb through lashes, the opposite side of the applicator always appears green, making it easy to recognise which side to use.

Not only are lashes left lengthened and eyes looking refreshed, but the new High Lengths formula leaves lashes soft, supple and conditioned. The formula’s infusion of lash-loving ingredients such as Sodium Hyalauronate, Panthenol and Pantethine help maintain the health and flexibility of the lashes. The lightweight formula uses a combination of soft waxes and a feather-light thickener, including Acacia Senegal Gum, to create a flexible texture. The mascara stretches across each lash without clumping, flaking or any tell-tale stiffness. And, like all Clinique mascaras it is not only ophthalmologist tested but it is also appropriate for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers and is 100% fragrance free.

The new Clinique High Lengths Mascara will be available online and on the high street from February 2010.

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L&L House Of Commerce Announces Opening Of New IsaDora Cosmetic Outlet At Bluebird Mall

IsaDora Nepal Cosmetics is opening at Bluebird Mall, Tripureshwor in Kathmandu city on the 1 st of February 2010. The opening commences at 12:00 am and the event will consist of free make-up sessions along with tea and coffee. Free samples will be given away and good discounts will be given on the entire assortment of cosmetics, to all the customers. The first ten who buy the make-up products will receive a free make-up bag.

The price range of IsaDora make-up products lies between Rs 900 and Rs 2500. IsaDora is inclined to serve the needs of people who understand and value quality cosmetic products, people who can afford to pay for a high quality brand and for people who are pure make up fanatics who no longer need to buy their cosmetics at duty-free airports when they are travelling. The price is absolutely affordable for most people belonging to the upper crust of society. Besides, IsaDora hosts an entire range of make-up products and also has a full range of mineral make-up products. What is more interesting is that, every season a new assortment is picked to be the colour of that season and new colours are introduced according to the mood of the season. For example the spring make-up for 2010 is called Nostalgia as it is based on the bold colours from the 80s like deep pinks, burnt oranges, rich wines and purple blues. For this spring, IsaDora has launched new colours in nail lacquers, in the wonder nail wide brush category that are very quick to dry and easy to apply. The nail colours for this spring are pink cadillac, vintage mint, and pink bardot. IsaDora is also an expert in promoting special packages for festive seasons like Christmas, weddings etc. and occasions like Valentine’s day . Valentine special package for 2010 is ready and waiting.

About L&L House of Commerce (p) Ltd
L&L House of commerce, a Nepali Company was brought to establishment so as to make the contact between Indian subcontinent and Scandinavia closer and make our people avail various products which are mostly concentrated only for developed countries as well as to send our rich traditional handicrafts and various other items which have not yet been properly known to Scandinavian countries.

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North West Based Hotter Flies The Flag For UK Manufacturing

Hotter Comfort Concept, the Lancashire based shoe manufacturer, has reaffirmed its mission statement to keep manufacturing in the UK. This statement comes at a time when Cadbury’s, one of Britain’s best loved businesses, faces US takeover.

Hotter Comfort Concept, which is celebrating 50 years in the industry, is one of a few UK businesses currently beating the recession. Manufacturing 1.3 million pairs of footwear each year in the UK, Hotter is one of the world’s most technologically advanced shoe making factories and last year turned over £37.5m and made profits of £5m.

In light of the current economic climate and imminent Cadbury’s takeover, Hotter has renewed its commitment to remain true to its British roots with company values built on enthusiasm, passion and courage. Managing director, Stewart Houlgrave has seen many changes in the industry over the years and is determined to see Hotter shoes beat the recession and prove that the UK manufacturing industry is strong in the economic downturn.

Stewart commented: “The recession has seen many of our well known high street names disappear. Woolworths was probably one of the biggest last year and the recent Cadbury takeover is a shock and great loss to the UK manufacturing industry.

“My parents set up Beaconsfield Footwear over 50 years ago and I’ve grown up with the brand and through our business decisions and operations created some of the most advanced shoe manufacturing technology in the UK. I am proud that we are proving it’s still viable, and indeed a lucrative proposition, to manufacture and sell shoes in the UK with a British workforce.”

Over the past six years Hotter Comfort Concept has invested £6 million and now has one of the most successful production facilities anywhere in the world. Hotter targets the active mature market, where shoe shoppers are investing their cash in the ultimate indulgence for their feet. Many of the hundreds of letters and emails Hotter receives comment on the heritage and firm British roots the company retains.

Hotter Comfort Concept has strong values with a modern outlook on business. Stewart re-affirmed Hotter Comfort Concept’s determination to retain UK roots and that the company is not afraid of future industry change: “When other businesses fled overseas I was sure our future remained here in the UK and I am glad I made that decision all those years ago, despite surprise in certain parts of the footwear industry. I stood by what I believed in and today with a loyal workforce of nearly 400 including a manufacturing plant, call centre and five high street stores, Hotter is going from strength to strength and I’m extremely proud of what we have achieved.”

About Hotter Comfort Concept:
Hotter Comfort Concept targets the active over fifties market where thousands of shoe shoppers are indulging their feet in the hidden comfort of Hotter shoes – designed, manufactured, packed and shipped from the Lancashire factory.

Hotter manufactures more than 1.3 million pairs of women’s shoes, men’s shoes, extra wide shoes, women’s boots and women’s sandals every year- more than any other shoe maker in the country.

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Topshop Introduces New Jonathan Saunders Collection For 2010

Topshop, the high-street fashion giant, has announced its partnership with the colour and print master Jonathan Saunders is to continue into 2010 with the launch of a new 2010 denim and devore collection, hitting Topshop stores at the end of January.

Geometric shapes and block colours run throughout this five-piece collection. A denim pencil skirt and matching cropped strapless basque are in panelled denim dyed in three different jean colours, ideal to be worn together, but can also be styled to great effect apart. A geometric devore grid design runs down the full length of a black body-conscious full length dress, a sweatshirt and a loose-fitting jersey tee, great for relaxed urban living.

Scottish born print designer Jonathan Saunders graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1999 with a BA in Printed Textiles, going on to graduate from Central Saint Martin’s in 2002 gaining an MA with distinction in Printed Textiles. Jonathan joined the New Gen scheme for three seasons 2004-2005, sponsored by Topshop, which began their working relationship. Following three seasons showing in New York, Saunders has recently returned to London.

One of Saunders’ trademarks has been his use of traditional silk screening techniques, developing the concept of engineering prints around pattern pieces. Whilst print is still integral to his designs, more recently he has focused on the development of an architectural, clean form, perfectly displayed in his devore jersey pieces for Topshop.

Jonathan commented: “My collection for Topshop this season has been inspired by sportswear and workwear, as well as the bold and graphic shapes of the Memphis movement. It’s perfect for urban city dwellers”.

The new collection is Jonathan’s fourth for Topshop and will be available through selected stores: Oxford Circus, London Selfridges, Liverpool, Manchester Arndale, and online at

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House Of Fraser Introduces Crombie – The Authentic British Brand

House of Fraser has announced that it is introducing Crombie into its stores and online shopping site.

House Of Fraser Introduces Crombie - The Authentic British Brand

Since 1805, Crombie has established itself as the iconic symbol of authentic British style. The luxury brand favoured by royalty, politicians, presidents and celebrities offers beautifully designed overcoats ranging from double-breasted raincoats to military style coats and classic black Crombie coats for men and women.

In addition to luxurious outerwear, House of Fraser offers its customers Crombie formalwear. The collection includes mens Crombie shirts, suits and ties for any occasion and Crombie dresses, skirts and trousers for women. Customers can browse and buy from the Crombie collection at and when they spend £50 or more, they can opt for free standard delivery to any UK mainland address or choose to have their item delivered on the following day using our next day/named day service (terms and conditions apply).

Keeping up-to-date with the latest trends, the Crombie style has been immortalised in films and praised in print. It continues to succumb to the authentic heritage on which the legendary brand has built its foundations. Crombie offers exquisite designs and superb quality in every product produced and House of Fraser is delighted to offer the brand to its customers through its stores and on the House of Fraser website.

Customers to House of Fraser can discover the elegant and sophisticated collection by Crombie that highlights this season’s fashion trends and classic pieces that will never be outdated. Crombie offers men and women the perfect solution to a smart, casual and formal wardrobe and the collection is now available at House of Fraser.

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Menkind Customer Gets Dream Start To The Year

Menkind, the UK’s leading retailer for men’s gifts and accessories, has given one of its customers a dream start to 2010 by sending him £1,500 worth of gadgets and goodies absolutely free.

The Surrey-based company, which sells a massive range of gifts for men and boys toys, from lava lamps to remote control helicopters, has announced Robert Gallimore as the winner of its Christmas prize draw competition.

Mr Gallimore, of Stafford, simply entered the draw at and is now the proud owner of 20 of the company’s best-selling Christmas gifts worth just under£1,500. Included in the monster haul is a Steepletone CD, radio and iPod jukebox valued at £500, a Rovio mobile webcam worth £200 and a host of other top products including the official Top Gear board game, a mini-football table, lava lamp, luxury bath robe and much more.

Paul Kraftman, managing director of Menkind, said: “Understandably we had a massive response to this competition from our customers, who all wanted to get their hands on the fabulous prizes on offer.

“However, there could only be one outright winner and we’ve spoke to Robert to let him know the good news. He’s over the moon to have won the competition.

“We wanted to make sure the prizes included in our Christmas draw were really something customers would get excited about and so all of our top 20 Christmas gifts were included. With all of the toys and gadgets that are now heading Robert’s way, he’s sure to be kept entertained for quite some time.”

Robert isn’t the only one with a reason to smile though. Another 50 runners-up have also been picked out of the hat and each one will receive a £20 voucher to spend on the gift of their choice at Menkind’s online store.

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JD Sports Releases Adidas Originals x Star Wars Collection

JD Sports has announced that it has launched products from the much talked about Star Wars collection by adidas Originals.

JD Sports Releases Adidas Originals x Star Wars Collection

adidas Originals joined forces with the iconic Star Wars franchise to launch this unique collection of classic adidas Originals trainers and clothing, which includes cult characters and storylines from the trio of original films blended with classic adidas Originals styles to produce a collaboration of galactic proportions that JD Sports are proud to stock.

The adidas Originals x Star Wars collection consists purely of limited edition footwear and clothing encapsulating both Light and Dark sides, Imperial Forces and the Rebel Alliance in a range that includes printed Stormtrooper tees, Darth Vader track tops and Lightsaber inspired trefoil designs. Never before has a brand captured the excitement of key memorable moments within the Star Wars universe.

One of adidas Originals’ all time classic shoes, the Superstar, gets the full Star Wars treatment and will be available in three colourways inspired by the movie. The Storm Trooper Superstar has an all white upper with a Storm Trooper making an appearance on the tongue, transparent sole and heel. The Darth Vader inspired Superstar trainer is all black with orange ascents and features the man himself on the tongue, transparent sole and heel too. There is a final Superstar which is all black with gold highlights and an embossed Star Wars logo on the upper.

These exclusive and limited edition trainers are available in men’s sizes, as well as Junior and Nursery sizes so can be worn by the whole family. In Junior sizes include interchangeable three stripes so the look of the shoe can be changed in an instant.

The new collection went on sale through JD Sports on the 18th January and to celebrate JD Sports is offering themed pin badges free to first customers to buy any products from the collection.

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Kaenon Polarized Names Rodenstock As European Distribution Partner

Kaenon Polarized, the Southern California-based maker of lifestyle and performance sunglasses, proudly announces a distribution partnership with leading optical manufacturer Rodenstock. Based in Munich, Germany, Rodenstock’s heritage of designing, developing, manufacturing, licensing, selling and marketing quality eyewear for well over a century makes it the ideal strategic partner with which to expand Kaenon’s European distribution footprint. Effective immediately, Rodenstock will be the distribution partner of Kaenon Polarized products in the European Union, with an initial focus on Germany and Italy in 2010. Knitoptic Sarl, will continue to operate as Kaenon’s exclusive distribution partner in Switzerland.

Kaenon Polarized Names Rodenstock As European Distribution Partner

The companies will officially announce and launch their new distribution partnership this week in Munich at Germany ‘s largest optical trade show—Munich Opti-Fair—where Kaenon will debut in the Rodenstock pavilion.

“After eight years of focused domestic distribution, this new distribution partnership between Kaenon Polarized and Rodenstock will allow both companies to leverage each other’s success and strengths for the greater benefit of both. Rodenstock has the heritage, strong management and retail points of sale across Europe to immediately impact and develop the Kaenon Polarized brand, which enjoys a position at the cutting-edge of lens technology with our proprietary SR-91® lenses presented within our performance-driven and authentic California-based brand,” says Kaenon Polarized COO and co-founder, Darren Rosenberg.

“We are looking forward to this strategic partnership. With the Kaenon Polarized brand, we will be able to provide the European sunglass market with a premium performance brand with an emphasis on the underdeveloped polarized market.  Rodenstock chose to distribute Kaenon not only due to their exceptional SR-91 polarized lens technology, but because of the brand’s genuine California culture, design language, and their authentic position within the sports market,” says Dr. Olaf Göttgens, CEO of Rodenstock.

All of Kaenon’s styles will continue to be available for prescription in Europe , featuring the unique benefits of the brand’s SR-91 polarized lenses. Prescription sunglasses will be available in Kaenon’s individually customized digitally-surfaced Freestyle (Free-form) technology in both Single Vision and our Freestyle™ Progressive lenses.

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Quick Delivery For Special Calendar Dates Means Retailers Can Sweep Customers Off Their Feet With Romantic Valentine Displays

Leading PoS materials manufacturer, UK Point Of Sale Group, is demonstrating its love of all those special calendar dates by offering a 24-hour order to delivery service to its customers. The service comes just in time for the start of the promotions season including the Valentine’s Day rush and the special event-packed months of March and April.

Quick Delivery For Special Calendar Dates Means Retailers Can Sweep Customers Off Their Feet With Romantic Valentine Displays

UK POS Group’s Sales and Marketing Director, Debra Jamieson explained:“Every year, Valentine’s Day marks the beginning of a busy time for retailers, and the last thing they need to worry about is planning too far ahead when it comes to PoS promotions. By offering a 24-hour service on a range of our sample products and bulk-ordered PoS materials, we hope to ease the strain a little.

“Fundamentally, our customers require a cost-effective, reactive and responsive firm to fulfil their promotional requirements to help them make the most of the year’s ‘red-letter days’, and that is what UK POS has set out to achieve.”

With a range of products such as shelf talkers, merchandise strips and PoS fixings delivered within 24 hours of order, the service will provide any retailer with the chance to maximise the effect of their product displays well ahead of the year’s special days, and promote last-minute offers. It will also give stores the chance to make quick display turnarounds, especially as Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter and St George’s Day all follow each other in rapid succession.

In addition, the experienced team can offer advice on product suitability and specification. What’s more, for customers with specific requests, UK POS has a bespoke design service, which can tailor materials to their specific requirements whether you need A Boards, Water Based Pavement Signs or Leaflet Dispensers; amongst many other Point of Sale materials…

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Smiffy’s Launch New Australian Retail Fancy Dress Site


Smiffy’s has announced the launch of its new retail fancy dress site, the first time Smiffy’s has established a market presence in Australia.

Working in partnership with Dennis and Lyn Bond of ‘Party Australia’, who will provide the e-Fulfilment service from their distribution centre in Brookvale, New South Wales, this partnership will bring Smiffy’s wide range of quality fancy dress to the Australian fancy dress market at a price that won’t break the bank. Customers will receive same day shipping using a nationwide flat delivery rate through Australia Post. Retail stores will also be able to purchase the Smiffy’s range at wholesale prices from Party Australia.

This is the first time that such a leading fancy dress brand has established a market presence in Australia. The Australian fancy dress market is growing year-on-year and the new site will give consumers the opportunity to purchase directly from a top brand and provide retailers the chance to buy wholesale from Party Australia.

The new site will include a full range of children’s and seasonal outfits through to adult fancy dress and Valentines fancy dress, like the Fever Prisoner Of Love Costume.

Dennis Bond, Director of Party Australia, said: “Party Australia are delighted to be partnering Smiffy’s in bringing the best name and choice in Fancy dress to Australia; this will enable us to offer the best range of costumes and accessories in fancy dress, delivered quickly and at the right price to both consumers and retailers.”

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Topshop Launches Its New Spring Summer Collections

Topshop, the award winning clothing retailer, has announced the launch of its new Spring/Summer collections, combining casual, sassy streetwear, festival trends and sleek military inspired sportswear.

For Spring/Summer 2010 Topshop has embraced four distinct styling trends with its new Parisienne, Meadow, Downtown and Saloon collections.

The Parisienne collection offers flirty, feminine and fun styles featuring stripes, polka dots and pearls combined with flouncy dresses, boucle jackets, embroidered tees and accessories. Blouses, prim tailoring and casual tees also feature in this collection, with spotty tights and oversized bows adding a playful touch.

The Meadow collection invites customers to take a trip to the English countryside with billowing chiffon, bleached denim women’s jeans and delicate florals that conjure up the impression of a summer’s day. Toughened-up with studded waistcoats, lace-up boots and leather accessories, lace, crochet and intricate embroidery in the collection are given a harder edge for spring.

Mixing experimental fabrics, futuristic shapes and sporty detailing, the Downtown collection has a luxurious, yet pared down aesthetic, with a laid-back, urban edge and slinky harems with hidden zips, bodycon pieces in graphic prints and leggings with power mesh inserts.

From women’s blazers to luxe joggers, these sporty, versatile separates offer a bold, bright edge with futuristic prints and fluoro accessories.

Saloon, the final collection in Topshop’s Spring/Summer 2010 range, features a series of cancan ruffles, saloon inspired frills, broderie anglaise and delicate cutwork. When teamed with indigo denim, beaten-up leather and casual canvas, the dusty coloured tulles and sun-faded prints reflect the warm, heady nights of the Wild West. The pretty patchwork and faded Americana prints prevalent in the collection are embellished with accessories boasting fringing and tassels.

A video highlighting the Spring/Summer 2010 Topshop collections can be found on the Topshop website.

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Burton Launches Score Draw Competition

Burton menswear has announced the launch of its Score Draw competition. The Score Draw collection is a retro collection of football shirts to celebrate the great years of footballing champions and cool shirts.

Burton Launches Score Draw Competition

There are 20 shirts available in the collection, covering 10 English clubs: Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, West Ham United, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Manchester City, plus 4 Scotland shirts soon to be available.

To celebrate this collection Burton is giving the chance to win a T-shirt – a Brazil 1970 World Cup Final shirt signed by the world’s greatest ever player, Pele.

This authentic reproduction Score Draw shirt represents the all-time football shirt design classic. Worn by the famous Brazil team of the 1970 Mexico World Cup Final in the 4-1 victory over Italy, the top epitomises the classic encounter of the irresistible force meeting the immovable object as the Brazilian force prevailed and secured a record third World Cup triumph (1958, 1962, 1970).

This Score Draw shirt has been autographed by Edison Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, who played in 92 internationals (scoring 77 goals) for Brazil – including two World Cup Finals.

For a chance to win this signed collectible retro Brazil shirt signed by Pele, entrants just need to fill out a competition entry form on the Burton site. The closing date for this competition is 12 February.

The Score Draw brand is the leading supplier of official retro football shirts in the World.

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Inflatable Everything Paddling Pools Become A Crowning Glory

Now more than ever, pregnant women all around the world are looking for more natural ways of giving birth. But Inflatable Everything, in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, has surprisingly created a splash with one expectant mother after the company launched a new range of paddling pools.

Inflatable Everything, the UK’s leading supplier of inflatable kayaks and bouncy castles recently launched a brand new range of paddling and swimming pools that the company thought would be ideal for the home and garden this summer. Within two days of the pools being added to its website, it received a phone order for one of the products but was surprised to discover the intended use of the pool. The customer, an expectant mother, wanted to use the pool to help with the delivery of her first child and required next day delivery because the baby was due within the next week.

Steve Whittle the marketing manager at Inflatable Everything commented on the unusual order, “When we launched these paddling pools, we simply assumed that they would be used by young children when the weather starts to improve. Never did we think that they could be used as a birthing pool. In this age of recycling, its great that mother and baby can enjoy the paddling pool again come the summer time.”

With recent studies suggesting that low risk women are as safe giving birth at home as giving birth in hospital, it is no wonder that more women are choosing to give birth at home on their own territory and on their own terms.

Steve went on to say, “We learn quite a lot from our customers, constantly checking what people might call our products and updating the site accordingly. So we are now going to mention birthing as its potential use and have added such wording to Search Engine advertising.”

Inflatable Everything which sells a wide variety of inflatable animals unfortunately do not stock a blow up stork, so they have been sent an inflatable Pink Flamingo instead as an early baby present.

The team at Inflatable Everything pride themselves on offering a great service including their delivery options but don’t expect to be adding home births to their range of services quite yet.

From paddling pools for home births to educational inflatables for young children and even fitness inflatables for adults, Inflatable Everything has products for every stage of a person’s life, though it is not looking into blow up coffins anytime soon.

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Retail Product Search And Store Locator iPhone app Now Available Through Lasoo has launched its pre-shopping iPhone app, allowing users of the popular phone to search across catalogues, products, retailers and brands from leading retailers while they’re out and about.

The app brings the full search and browse functionality of the website directly to the iPhone. Using the iPhone’s integrated GPS functionality, users can search across retail products or browse catalogues that are available in whatever area they happen to be. Products appear with a price, description and an expandable image.

What’s more, once the user has found something they want to buy, the Lasoo store locator uses the phone’s GPS to direct them to the nearest shop, complete with a map, contact details and opening hours.

The iPhone app has offers from many of Australia’s leading retailers, including Target, BIG W, Coles, Dick Smith, Myer, Toys R Us, ALDI, Officeworks, Borders, Repco, IKEA and many more.

According to executive director, Paul Marshall: “The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular gadgets used by Australians today, with many people using it to do everything from banking to paying bills, checking the weather and much more.”

“The app will make the iPhone even more indispensable to anyone who downloads it, giving you the ability to find advertised offers at shops near you, no matter where you are.”

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French Connection Launches Rock Legends T-Shirt Range

French Connection has launched its new Rock Legends T-shirt range, featuring iconic images of four of rock’s biggest stars.

Available online and on the high street, the range features four different T-shirts each highlighting a different rock legend. Men’s T-shirts in the range feature images of Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix and the infamous punk rocker Sid Vicious. The fourth design is features Debbie Harry of Blondie and is available for both men and women. The T-shirts are available in white, grey or black and also feature a simple and discreet French Connection flag logo on the bottom left hand seam.

Jennifer Roebuck, Head of Ecommerce at French Connection, said: “Our rock n’ roll inspired capsule tees feature some of rocks greatest legends and were a welcome addition to our collection. We wanted a rock-tastic red carpet appeal for the collection and we felt all these stars portrayed this.”

The new French Connection T-shirt range has been designed to compliment a casual rocker look when combined with denim shorts or jeans but can also contribute to a more formal but rebellious style when worn underneath a suit jacket. The shirts can also be teamed with velvet for a grunge luxe style or with bright denim for a more colourful and striking ensemble.

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Ernest Jones Announces Support For Memory4Teachers

Ernest Jones, the UK’s leading high street diamond and watch retailer, has announced that it is going to support the Memory4Teachers initiative which has been set up to supply teachers with free memory sticks to use for storage and that contain essential programmes and tools for teachers. Ernest Jones is supporting the programme through direct funding and an affiliate programme.

Umesh Bhudia, Online Media Manager at Signet, Ernest Jones’ parent company, said: “We are delighted to support this exciting initiative from Memory4Teachers. We believe that it is important for a nationwide jewellery retailer to take responsibility for the communities we are in and give back when we can. We will be developing more community initiatives like this in the future.”

The Memory4Teachers initiative has been developed in association with Local Education Authorities and Teachers’ Unions. The programme is designed to support teachers in their day-to-day operations with a range of software including a diary, timetable, lesson plans, calculator and access to numerous educational worksheets to support all areas of the national curriculum.

The scheme is also supported by recognised educational partners such as the Royal Society of Chemistry who provide some of the educational content on the memory sticks for teachers to use and also provide easy access to their own websites through the sticks.

Security is vital with any data tool used to carry information and each of the Memory4Teachers memory sticks is password protected and encrypted. This means that teachers can be assured that the information carried on the memory sticks remains confidential.

To get a memory stick, teachers simply have to register on the Memory4Teachers website and a key will be sent to them in January 2010.

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Save Up To 93% On TVs And Electricals In The Bolton And Leeds Sound And Vision Sale

Shop online or in store and make terrific savings on the latest AV models. In the Sound and Vision Winter sale discover savings of up to 93% on electrical items including huge savings on LCD TVs, Plasma televisions, DVD players, DVD recorders, Blu-ray players, Blu-ray Recorders and home cinema systems. In store and online you will find huge savings on the biggest brands, including Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, Philips, JVC and LG.

Bring in the New Year with an amazing upgrade to your home cinema system. Buy an LCD television or plasma TV f r o m Sound and Vision and make your friends green with envy with jaw dropping high definition detail. On sale in the Sound and Vision sale are televisions that have a Full HD 1080p panels, built in Freeview tuners and new to 2009, built in freesat-HD tuners.

2009 has been a massive year for high definition (HD), with the introduction of freesat-HD and affordable Full HD 1080p panels. 2010 is expected to be even bigger that is why Sound and Vision the home cinema specialists are having their biggest Winter Clearance Sale, to make way for the new releases due in spring.

2009 saw the introduction of televisions with built in freesat-HD f r o m the major manufacturers including Sony, Panasonic and LG.Freesat HD works in a similar way to Freeview as there is no monthly subscription fee or contract, simply plug and play. The main difference is it uses a satellite dish to receive free to view high definition channels like BBC HD and ITV HD. In the Sound and Vision winter clearance sale you can pick up one of these revolutionary LCD or plasma televisions at almost half the high street price. Watching programmes in full high definition opens up a new world of television viewing with intensified detail, improved colour and sharper lines. In the Sound and Vision January Sale pick up one of these latest models f r o m big name manufacturers like Sony, Panasonic, Philips, Toshiba and LG at heavily discounted prices.

If you call in to one of the electrical retail outlets for Sound and Vision in either Leeds, West Yorkshire or Bolton, Greater Manchester you will uncover a huge selection of products that are not available online f r o m manufactures such as Bose, Pioneer, Kef and Yamaha as low sale prices. The expert sales team in the Sound and Vision shops are on hand to help and assist you in making the right purchase and save you money where they can. In the Sound and Vision shop you can try before you buy, and see firsthand the cheap prices, offers and great deals available. There are often exclusive deals in the Sound and Vision shops that are not available online, extra discounts are often obtained with a face to face service.

The cheap prices are not only available in store; there are pages and pages of seriously discounted products to browse through online at

Make remarkable savings online and browse pages and pages of products that have been heavily discounted. In the Sound and Vision January clearance sale you may also find further bargains on mail order returned items. The mail order returns are products that are in full working order, but as they have been taken out of the box for one reason or another they cannot be sold as new, giving the customers a further discount on the latest models.

Updating your home cinema system is more affordable than ever, with the VAT increase looming now couldn’t be a better time to order a new home cinema systems, TV of speaker system in the Sound and Vision January Sale 2010.

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Displaysense Reports Public Sector Busting Budgets Before 2010

Displaysense has reported that many public sector bodies are rushing to meet their budgets before the end of 2009 in an effort to maximise budget allowances in 2010.

2009 has proven to be a troubling and uncertain year for the majority of companies and public sector bodies in the UK, resulting in procurement managers, store owners and accountants departments tightening their belts and keeping a watchful eye over the budgets.

Displaysense, the UK’s leading supplier of display products such as display cases andleaflet holders has recognised a growing trend of public sector organisations that are purchasing and stocking up on duplicates of products as the year comes to a close in order to meet budget and prevent a smaller budget in 2010.

In certain examples found by Displaysense, a growing number of customers were even purchasing shelving units to store their duplicate products. This over spending might seem to some as a poor use of tax payers money and certainly, with scandals such as MPs expenses still in people’s minds as well as the impending increases in VAT, not the best timing. However, spending under budget can result in a cut of annual allocation for the following year which, depending on the public body, can have a greater impact on the tax payer as public bodies are expected to do more for less.

For example, hospitals and schools will purchase many poster holders and pamphlet displays from the likes of Displaysense in order to offer advice and information on a range of topics, from helping the elderly avoid winter bugs to assisting parents in keeping up with changes at their children’s school. Local councils can help educate their community on the money saving options available to them in the local area, which is especially useful for those on an unpredictable income. This type of advice and guidance is hard to put a price on, but those that have already benefited from it will no doubt say it is priceless.

Steve Whittle, the marketing manager at Displaysense, commented: “During turbulent financial times such as these, it is not surprising that a number of public sector bodies have been cautious with their spending towards the start of the year. Holding off spending can be beneficial to a council as they have better buying power with multiple purchases as we are able to offer greater discounts. The result for us is an increase in sales on the likes of our business card holders and exhibition stands which we would not usually see at this time of year.”

With the year drawing to a close and local councils and public sector bodies having topped up on their supplies for the year ahead, it looks like companies such as Displaysense might have to wait until Christmas next year for another surge in spend. Christmas might come early in April however, as the end of the financial year will draw in other budget busting customers looking to capitalise on their left over funds.

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