Debenhams Launches Size 16 Mannequins

Debenhams has announced that size 16 mannequins will appear in its windows in a trial to gain feedback from customers to see if they like the idea.

Like most retailers Debenhams currently uses standard size 10 mannequins in all its window displays. However the majority of women in the UK are either a 14 or 16.

Signage next to the mannequins, which will be wearing the recently launched Principles by Ben de Lisi range, will ask customers ‘I’m a size 16, do you want to see more of me?’

Debenhams stocks up to size 26 in its womenswear department, and a huge 42% of sales come from size 14 and 16 garments.

Debenhams Head of Creative, Mark Stevens commented: “We are proud to offer a broad and varied choice for women of all ages, shapes and sizes in store. So we thought we should reflect this in our window displays. If it’s popular with customers we would love to roll it out.”

Susan Ringwood, Chief Executive of charity Beat, which lends help to people with eating disorders and their families, voiced her support for Debenhams’ trial. She said: “Women often feel it is their fault that clothes don’t look as good on them as they do in the shop window, so we congratulate Debenhams on taking this initiative.”

Mark Fast caused waves when he sent size 12 and 14 models down his catwalk last London Fashion Week, and gorgeous size 16 model Crystal Ren has had a huge impact on the fashion industry recently.

The window, which celebrates a realistic interpretation of the British female physique, was unveiled at Debenhams’ Oxford Street branch in February. The size 16 mannequins can be seen in the newly launched Principles by Ben De Lisi window as well. The initiative will be later rolled out across the country, again to get feedback from customers.

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Naartjie Kids Introduces Spring Two Collection

Naartjie Kids, the original name in fun children’s clothing for sizes 0-10, has announced the arrival of its Spring Two Collection. Heralding the upcoming season, the new collection of kids clothes features the company’s trademark unique designs, vibrant colors and cool graphics along with its usual high quality and wearability.

“Springtime is a season of revival and an abundance of color, and for kids, it’s an especially exciting time to liven up their wardrobes,” said Joe Norwood, director of marketing, Naartjie USA. “This year’s Spring Two Collection combines vibrant colors with touches of retro and bohemian flair, along with our fun and imaginative themes. As always, the styles are comfortable, practical and kid friendly.”

The Boys’ Spring Two collection pulls off a cool retro vibe, with old-school printed T-shirts sporting original characters like the sci-fi “Magno Dog”, kitschy “Monster Loader” truck, or the eco-crusading, comic book hero “Enviro-Man”. Naartjie’s “Battle of The Bay” series touts showdowns between fictional heros like Doc Bolt, Zax 2000, Slick Ric and Bugg-Eye.

The Girls’ Spring Two collection rocks a vintage bohemian vibe with its long-smocked dresses and peasant tops, and a color palette that joins traditional spring pastels of vanilla, crystal and dew together with deeper hues of teaberry, royal purple and pigment spring. Naartjie’s own “Fusion Rose” floral print mixes with skinny Pixie stripes to create the latest original look. Large butterfly graphics and popping neon pink accents add a fun modern feel. The collection also includes a funky“dress-up” group with asymmetrical hems and netting.

Naartjie’s Newborn Girls’ collection is inspired by the papillon (“butterfly” in French). Prints, graphics and embroidery all feature the papillon in delicate soft shades of white, crystal pink and popsicle yellow, with neon pink added for a fresh, vibrant feel. The line also includes solid color dress-up fashions. Newborn boys’ styles and unisex styles star a whimsically hand-drawn ant and his friends, printed with a soft watercolor feel.

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Spring Season Reductions on HCG for Weight-Loss Supplies

HCGSupplies.com, a leading online seller of HCG for weightloss supplies, accessories and mixing kits, has announced new lower prices on its selection of high quality mixing kits and accessories. Beyond merely promoting weight-loss, the innovative HCG protocol helps dieters improve their relationship with food and maintain their ideal weight over the long term.

“Springtime is right around the corner and now is the time to start slimming down for the swim suit season,” said Jim Sparks, director of marketing at HCGSupplies.com. “Too many of us wait until the last minute and resort to crash dieting to prepare for the spring and summer seasons. That’s why we’re offering great deals on supplies to help dieters lose weight sensibly, and keep it off with the aid of HCG.”

Daily HGC injections in conjunction with a healthy low-calorie diet, have been associated with decreased hunger and weight loss of up to a pound per day. This combination of HCG and diet is intended to help the body burn fat cells while avoiding the muscle-loss and malaise associated with many other popular weight-loss programs. HCGSupplies.com’s kits are ideal for dieters following the pioneering HCG-based diet regimes as put forth by Dr.. Simeons and Kevin Trudeau.

HCGSupplies.com’s most popular item, the HCGTest 43-Day Mixing Kit tops the list of sale-priced items. HCGSupplies’ mixing kits are designed to provide dieters with the essential items needed to precisely mix together the ingredients needed for their specific weight-loss regime. These kits allow customers to choose their desired syringe size and mixing solvents, and can be further customized to include accessories like syringe filters, amp breakers and HGC potency test strips.

Prices have also been reduced on the popular 23-Day mixing kits as well as HCGSupplies.com’s full selection of a la carte HCG mixing accessories.

Offering all the latest HCG supplies and accessories, HCGSupplies.com was founded to give customers not only the best products for weight loss, but also the resources to help dieters properly understand how HCG can be used effectively for weight loss. While HCGSupplies.com does not sell HCG, the web site sells everything a person might need to properly use the supplement: syringes, vials, HCG mixing kits, various mixing solvents, HCG recipes, and much more.

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