Ernest Jones Has Announced The Launch Of Amanda Wakeley Jewellery

Ernest Jones, the diamond and watch specialist has announced the launch of Amanda Wakeley jewellery, exclusively designed for Ernest Jones. Winner of three British Fashion Awards for Glamour, Amanda Wakeley is synonymous with luxury and sophistication. The collection at Ernest Jones features four key themes of stylish jewellery; ‘The Statement’, ‘Linear Vintage’, ‘Skinny Diamonds’, The Drop and ‘The Zodiac’. Each theme captures a mood and look perfectly, whilst remaining glamorous, fashionable and elegant.

Inspired by the understated allure of her fashion collections, the Amanda Wakeley jewellery collection has been created exclusively for Ernest Jones. Each luxurious piece is crafted from chic sterling silver and hand-set with dazzling white, black or coffee-coloured diamonds.

Commenting on The Statement Collection, an elegant collection of jewellery for every day or evening wear, Amanda Wakeley said: “I wanted to create some bold pieces within the range by juxtaposing large sculptural shapes with tiny pavé diamond strips.”

The Linear Vintage Collection from Amanda Wakeley combines the ‘contemporary, clean lines of dazzling diamonds with classic vintage inspired milgrain finishing, with key pieces including vibrant sterling silver and diamond pendants, hoop earrings, rings and bangles.’

The Skinny Diamonds Collection is ‘designed to be equally beautiful worn alone or stacked to give an endless layering combinations for a truly personalised look.’

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Displaysense Glimpses A Different Cost Of The Economic Climate

Displaysense has revealed that throughout the recession and continuing into the gradual economic recovery, a rise in crime targeting retail and fashion retailers has been seen. This is the conclusion reached by the company after speaking to its customers and reviewing its sales figures since the recognised start of the downturn in the winter of 2008.

Displaysense, leading suppliers of clothes hangers and clothes steamers has reportedly seen unexpected and continuing growth in parts of their business that seem to back up reports from several customers who cite theft of display units as the motivation behind their purchase.

A 27% rise in demand for individual components for display stands rather than full units could be interpreted in a number of ways to counter the companies assertion that retail and fashion stores have been targeted for their displays by thieves.

However, last year, Reuters reported that the global economic crisis might not only fuel a rise in crime but also seriously hinder police operations to combat the increase due to sweeping government cut backs. Sociologists indicate that crime has increased during every recession since the late 1950s – a clear sign that people can be persuaded to break the law when they’re desperate.

It is directly via their consumers that the Displaysense draws much of its evidence, and being one of the biggest names in the display industry, the Hertfordshire company is well placed to make such claims. It reports that it is seeing an increase in incidents of its customers becoming victims of thieves that appear to be targeting specific display items. These include stolen wheels from mobile clothes rails, particular parts of mannequins such as the hands and even shelves from wall displays.

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Debenhams Launches Ultimate App For Shoppers On The Move

Time-poor consumers can now shop with Debenhams directly from their mobile whether on the morning commute or waiting for friends at the pub.

Even the Saturday shopping excursion is transformed by the Debenhams mobile app, saving customers both time and money. The innovative ‘Barcode Scanner’, the first by a high street retailer, uses the phone’s camera to snap product barcodes, automatically checking pricing and reviews. Buying via the app avoids queuing and means products can also be saved for a post-payday splurge.

Simon Forster, Online Trading Director for Debenhams said: “This is the app that every shopper has yearned for. Acting as a pocket personal shopper, downloading the Debenhams app means that getting lost, not being able to find your size and having to carry heavy bags home are pitfalls of shopping trips past.

“The ultimate shopping companion whether at home, on the bus or pounding the pavements, this is the app that could put Trinny and Susannah out of business.”

Customers no longer have to scroll endlessly through reams of products online. The app’s personalised ‘My Debenhams’ tab narrows down the selection of items displayed by type, brand, colour, price and size.

The ‘Wish List’ and ‘Gift List’ features have been designed to help shoppers cope with their shopping, particularly in the run-up to Christmas. Savvy users can email friends and family with their very own wish list of gifts created by scanning products in store or selecting via the app.

They can also organise their own shopping by using the gift list tab to allocate products to friends and family in their address book.

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Top Gift Ideas For October 2010

Gifts Guide UK reviews the top gift ideas from all of the leading gift retailers, choosing the best gift ideas to make your present buying easier. This month we’re going to look at novelty gifts as there have been some great products launched onto the market in this genre.

Tipped as a potential Christmas best seller, Dave The Funky Shoulder Monkey is definitely one to watch. Dave is essentially a robotic monkey that interacts with kids and big kids alike through the clever use of a secret remote control. Dave can shake hands, give high 5’s, sleep, cry, burp and pass wind, along with many other actions which really give him a personality of his own.

Leading toy retailer Hamleys have identified Dave The Funky Shoulder Monkey in their top ten toys for Christmas and manufacturers are concerned they are going to struggle to meet demand making this one of the most sought after toys of the year.

Next we give you Fairy Jars, which as the name would suggest are jars that look like you’ve managed to catch the fairies from the bottom of the garden in them. Through the clever use of solar powered LED lights these jars really do look magical with the six LED lights which gently fade in and out creating a truly beautiful ambiance.

Hang them from trees in your garden, use them to light up pathways or simply keep them on your windowsill, the fairy jars are a gift idea that will certainly get your friends and loved ones talking.

The last of our top gift ideas for October 2010 is the My Scratch Map. This clever poster has a gold foil layer on top of the world map which allows you to scratch off where you have been in the world, subtly letting you boast to all your friends about all the great places you have been to.

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Wrap Up Warm With Work Wear This Winter, Says Brookes

October has arrived, and it is all a bit too sudden. Just 5 weeks ago the weather was warm and bright and t shirts and shorts were in full flow. Now, with just a couple of weeks until the days get ‘shorter’ with the clocks going back, it is time to prepare for darker nights and colder mornings; you and your workers are going to need to stay warm.

Luckily, online workwear retailer eBrookes.co.uk is here to help. Having recently celebrated 10 years in trading, founder Ian Brookes has kitted out a few workforces during his tenure, and with the winters seemingly getting colder each year, he is not expected the importance of being properly kitted out to be diminished.

“September is definitely the cross-over month from warm to cold. I have some staff come into the office in shirts and some in thick fleeces. But when October arrives, you definitely notice a difference, so it is important you are fully prepared.”

“Last year we had the coldest winter for 31 years, and this year it is expected to be a similar story. With Brookes however, you can keep warm and your company identity, by making use of our personalised hoodie service.”

Brookes personalised clothing service stretches across many of their other products too, with established workwear brands such as CAT, Carhartt, and Dickies all available at trade prices.

“Just because the weather is colder no longer means your staff have to compromise on a smart professional look. Embroidered body warmers are a perfect fashionable way to keep warm if working outside, and they look smart too,” added Brookes.

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