Hunter, A Top Brand, Up There With The Ugg Boot

Premium Wellington boot brand, Hunter, enjoyed a busy year in 2010 with sales rocketing and the brand being in particular demand during the cold snap when customers sought out these hard-working and reliable boots to get them to their destinations during all the snow in December. Not only are they waterproof and the perfect choice for wearing in the snow and cold weather, they have become an official fashion item too.

The Hunter brand has considerably increased in popularity over the past few years as they have gradually made their way into every wardrobe of any self-respecting young person who likes to think they know a thing or two about fashion trends. It was reportedly one of sale aggregators ‘Most Clicked-On items of 2010’ and trusted website Begorgeous.com has apparently commented that Hunter wellies are the‘ultimate choice’ of winter footwear so that’s not a bad start to 2011, not least because there are still officially around six weeks of winter left to go and as we have seen, anything can happen in this country with the weather.

With the Hunter brand becoming more popular than ever before you might want to grab yourself a great pair from the extensive range of gorgeous glossy black styles such as the tall or short gloss originals, or go upmarket with a beautiful pair of Regent Savoy patent quilted Hunter Wellies (far too mice to wear to take the dog out!) that would look at home in the city as well as in the country.

The styles on offer from Hunter these days are endless and thanks to the young style icons such as Alexa Chung (television presenter, model and contributing editor at British Vogue) and Kate Moss (long time English model and designer for TopShop) as well as many others seen regularly sporting this very British brand of boot it can’t help but do the sales of Hunters the world of good.

Many young girls take their cue and inspiration from these stylish celebs and with technology being what it is today with the world of social media and networks like Twitter and Facebook as well as instant news being at our fingertips 24/7, good news travels fast and the fact that Hunter is one footwear brand that just looks so stylish, people want to wear their boots and be seen in them and talk about how great they are to their friends and so the news spreads and here we are today predicting another great year ahead for this ultimate British footwear brand with its rich heritage and exciting future.

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Uggs As Popular As Ever In Post-Christmas Sales

Its been a busy few months for Decker’s Outdoor, owners of the hugely popular Ugg Australia brand as the top selling footwear company catches it breath after some of the busiest months in their history. Uggs are always in demand in the run up to Christmas, they make great gifts and they have long been at the top of the footwear ladder for their designer appeal and comfort factors that other boots just can’t match. But it has also been the result of all the bad snow and freezing temperatures that we experienced during the month of December that boosted sales past the expected peaks for the year on top of Christmas sales on-line as well as from various authorised retail outlets.

Though at times the shops were deserted in the weeks running up to Christmas, particularly when shoppers were expected to be out in force doing their Christmas buying, some retailers predicted all time low sales compared to the same weeks last year and in previous years but sales of Ugg boots were more in demand than ever due to people wanting to get hold of some decent warm boots that would allow them to get out in the snow and not freeze in the sub zero temperatures.

Uggs have the advantage of being popular gifts at Christmas as well as the best thing to wear when it snows or when it’s cold so they were always going to be a winner when the terrible weather descended though none could predict the scale of the demand for Uggs and other popular boots such as Hunter wellies and FitFlops too. Many retailers saw their shelves stripped bare as demand reached epic proportions during the worst of the cold snap and the fact that Uggs are easily obtained on-line from many independent retailers meant that this avenue also saw higher than expected sales. All good stuff in terms of business, especially in these tough economic times.

The bad weather before Christmas may also have been a major factor in the busy post Christmas sales as shoppers in their droves were out from Boxing Day onwards to spend their Christmas money and bag themselves a great bargain. Many people who had not been able to get to the shops resorted to buying gift vouchers on-line for friends and family as this was one of the few options available to them which didn’t involve trying to get to the shops in the treacherous conditions hence the happy shoppers after Christmas in the sales as the snow had cleared and people were free to get out and about once more.

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UGG Boots – Australian Farmers Favoured Boot?

The popularity of the UGG Boot is increasing rapidly across the globe, and more people than ever before are looking to purchase a pair of their very own UGG Boots. The unseen, and somewhat unexpected affect of this, is that the UGG Boots are causing quite a stir for Australian Sheep Farmers as they now need to meet the high demand levels generated by the UGG boot manufacturers.

Sheep skins were once considered to be a useless by-product when creating other wool merchandise, but farmers now have to become accustomed to tackling the heightened level of demands for the skins. The Sheep Farmers can now look to increase their profits further by creating business models which are adaptable to new found levels of demand.

During the recession, sheep skins were available for purchase for as little as $1 with many farms and tanneries reported to be burning excess skins as it was not cost effective to actively promote and distribute them. However, the issues of financial distress are being to dissipate for most consumers meaning that they have more disposable income and with winter fast approaching this extra income seems to be being placed in boots, such as the UGG.

This resurgence in demand for the product has consequently led to a rise in demand for the raw materials required to manufacture them. Australian Sheep Farmers are now looking to find new methods of production which help to produce higher quality sheep skins. The investment to place in these improved production styles should be easy to come by as several reports have now placed the price of Sheepskin closer to $21.

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Cloggs Put Fitflops On Trial In The Bullring

Cloggs.co.uk is giving sceptics in Birmingham (UK) the chance to put the thigh toning sandals Fitflops to the test. On 7th May the Bullring based shoe retailer Cloggs.co.uk will be giving everyone the chance to try the so-called ‘shoes with the gym built in’.

At the event, Cloggs.co.uk will be demonstrating how Fitflops use biomechanical engineering to help wearers improve their posture and burn more calories than they would through walking normally. The sandals have specially designed soles that destabilise the feet, making the muscles in the lower body work harder when the wearer is walking around.

Fitflops have been available since 2007, and when they first came out the huge demand for the shoes saw them sell out all over the world. Cloggs.co.uk director, Nick Thomas, believes that even more people are likely to be wearing them this summer.

“Fitflops have universal appeal because of the way they combine comfort, style and fitness, things which people of all ages are looking for in a summer shoe.

“This year we have bought as much stock as we possibly can because as soon as spring arrives Fitflops always start selling really quickly.

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Cloggs Predicts Massive Fitflops Sell Out This Spring

Cloggs has started packing its warehouse with the Spring/Summer collection of Fitflops.

Cloggs Predicts Massive Fitflops Sell Out This Spring

Since 2008, Fitflops have proved to be a massive hit in the UK, with everyone clamouring to get hold of a pair so that they can get a Workout While They Walk. This trend is set to continue throughout Spring 2010, and whilst official Fitflops retailers like Cloggs.co.uk are packing out their warehouses with all the top styles in all the latest colours in an effort to satisfy demand, sales are still set to soar and outstrip supply.

Fitflops have become an iconic fitness footwear brand and a massive fashion trend, ever since being endorsed by Opera Winfrey on her show in 2008. Loved by celebrities including Mischa Barton, Hilary Swank and Marcia Cross, Fitflop fever has spread throughout the UK like wildfire.

People across the world are reaping the fitness benefits from this shoe with the gym built in, which has actually been biomechanically engineered to give the wearer a workout while they walk. The unique Microwobbleboard technology that has been inbuilt into the sole actually destabilises the foot making the muscles in the lower body work harder. Wearers burn more calories than they would do walking normally, and posture is improved too.

With all of these benefits, Fitflops have proved to be a phenomenal success. So much so that Fitlops have introduced a massive new colour range of mens Fitflops and womens Fitflops for Spring and Summer 2010 including the Electra in delicious pewter, the new red Fitflop Walkstar and Fitflop sandals like the Oasis in grey. Official retailers like Cloggs are buying as much stock as they can physically get hold of to satisfy consumer demand, but it is forecast that Fitflops will sell out very quickly.

Nick Thomas, Cloggs.co.uk director, stated: “Fitflops sales have always outstripped our expectations, the demand is absolutely massive. We have always tried to buy as much stock as we can, but demand is consistently outstripping the manufacturing runs. The new Spring/Summer 2010 styles have just come into stock but as soon as we are uploading them onto our website they are flying out again. We do advise eager customers to start thinking about their Spring/Summer Fitflop footwear now to avoid disappointment.”

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Cloggs.co.uk Launches One Day Website Discount Days

Cloggs.co.uk prides itself on offering in-season fashion footwear at incredibly competitive prices, which is why the company has been trading successfully online for nearly a decade. However, it also cares about its customers and has empathy with those that face financial hardship this year. As a result, it has taken the brave decision to introduce discount days on its website to ensure that those consumers who have had to tighten their belts this year can still afford the shoes and boots they want to buy as presents.

To take advantage of the one day discount days, all consumers have to do is visit the website on the right day throughout November and December. If they visit the website on a discount day they will find banners and promotional material advertising the tempting offer available. They then just have to note down the promotion code and start selecting the shoes and boots they want and proceed to the checkout. Once they get to the checkout they can then redeem the promotion code and the discount will automatically be applied to their purchase. It couldn’t be simpler.

Whether they are looking for UGG Boots like the UGG Bailey Button or the Classic Short for their wife, daughter or sister, Dr Martens Boots for their husband, son or brother, or something funky like the latest Converse Boots for nieces and nephews, purchasers just need to keep an eye on the website and use the offer when it appears.

Nick Thomas, Cloggs.co.uk Director stated: “At Cloggs we are all too aware of the financial pressures that face consumers this Christmas. Millions of people have had to deal with unfortunate events like losing their job, wage cuts or redeployment. Many of those are probably panicking that they won’t be able to afford the presents that their friends, family and loved ones really want. Recognising this, we have taken the decision to introduce one day discount days in the run up to Christmas so that buyers can grab the presents they want at hugely discounted prices.”

Despite the recession, online shopping in the UK is predicted to grow by 13.3% in 2009; accounting for 10% of the UK’s total spending. Consumers are turning to the internet more and more as they realise that branded products like footwear and electricals tend to be cheaper online. It is also far easier to spot bargains f r o m  the comfort of their home, rather than trudging f r o m shop to shop on the high street.

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Cloggs.co.uk Won’t Let Royal Mail Strikes Affect Delivery Times

Royal Mail is experiencing a series of one day strikes that will cripple the UK postal service, but Cloggs is determined not to let it affect delivery of shoes to its customers. Offering an alternative, free delivery service via another carrier, Cloggs.co.uk has put its customers first once again.

Just like any other online retail business, Cloggs relies completely on the UK postal service to deliver shoes and boots to its customers on time. With Royal Mail strikes posing a real threat to online traders, Cloggs.co.uk didn’t want its customers to worry unnecessarily, especially in the run up to Christmas. Cloggs’ proactive, forward thinking attitude has ensured that this will not be the case.

Even though Cloggs only use Royal Mail ‘Tracked’ services (which they have been assured by senior management at Royal Mail will remain unaffected by the strike – even if senior managers have to hand deliver them themselves), Cloggs wanted to completely reassure customers and offer them alternative delivery methods.

Instead of customers wondering when their top brand shoes and boots like the latest UGGs would show up once they have ordered, Cloggs is offering people the choice, at checkout, to opt for a Priority free delivery service via HDNL (the UK’s largest home delivery service).

It’s easy to opt for the free 1-2 day priority service via HDNL on the Cloggs.co.uk website. Whether purchasers want to buy a pair of UGG Boots like the latest UGG Bailey Button, Fitflop Boots, Dr Martens Boots and Timberland Boots, or even a pair of winter Crocs, this delivery option is selected as standard on the order summary page. All buyers have to do is fill out the details required and let Cloggs do the rest.

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Cloggs Has Announced The Opening Of A New Flagship Retail Shoe Store In Birmingham

The new Midlands shoe store opened its doors in the Bull Ring Shopping Centre on September 12th, and marks a huge milestone for the company.

Until recently, Cloggs had concentrated on growing its business online. Now, the opening of the new store in the heart of the Bullring Shopping Centre will put it at the forefront of one of Europe’s largest shopping venues, alongside some of the UK’s largest brands.

Stocking all of the major brands Cloggs sells online in a state-of- the-art shop, retail customers are now able to buy UGG Boots, including all the latest must-have styles such as UGG Bailey Button and Cardy UGGs. Shoppers at the new Cloggs.co.uk Bullring store will also be able to purchase all the classic boot brands ready for the winter such as Dr Martens, Fitflop Boots and Timberland Boots.

Fans of Cloggs will also be pleased to know that the new Birmingham store is able to offer a pre-order service, next day delivery and touch screen terminals where they can view and interact with the Cloggs.co.uk website from the comfort of the shop.

Cloggs are also introducing a new MBT collection of boots and shoes, which can only be bought from the Bullring store. Commonly known by their slogan ‘The anti-shoe’, MBT is a healthy brand of footwear designed to stabilise the body by supporting the body and preventing joint and back pain.

Nick Thomas, Cloggs.co.uk Director, said:

“The opening of this flagship store is a landmark moment for us. We’ve been able to showcase our amazing selection of footwear brands in a retail environment, whereas we’ve always focused entirely on online sales before. It is a great opportunity for shoppers to get the best selection of brand-name footwear on the market at really competitive prices. In addition to all the top brands we sell, there are store exclusives such as the MBT collection and really handy pre-order and next day delivery services.”

At present the Bullring is the 10th largest shopping centre in the UK, just behind St David’s Centre in Cardiff and Liverpool One in Liverpool. Commercial activity in the Bullring dates back to the Middle Ages and – thanks to the 36.5 million visitors it attracted in its first year of opening – it’s one of the most important retail landmarks in the UK. 2000sq feet of this landmark now houses Cloggs.

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