We Love: Being Flat Out
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We Love: Being Flat Out

George Taylor’s commonly referred to theory, the hemline index, suggests that fashionable hemlines rise and fall in accordance with stock prices. Following this concept, times of prosperity and optimism should see our skirts short and flirtatious in contrast to economic hardship calling for our hems to head south. This theory has often been disputed and … Continue reading

Leaving Footprints – David and Goliath
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Leaving Footprints – David and Goliath

Never have we seen a time with more disparity or opinion as to growth potential in the footwear industry. With particular independent growth strategies afoot and the seemingly endless play out of corporate strategies from major players including The Munro Group, RCG and Brand Collective, many have asked where this could be heading for suppliers and independent … Continue reading

The Rise of Portugal and Spain for Australian footwear retail stores
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The Rise of Portugal and Spain for Australian footwear retail stores

A short decade ago you couldn’t have a sustainable footwear retail store if the business wasn’t built on the back of major footwear brands. It suited everyone – consumers wanted known brands which had built value, reliability and quality based on a platform of consistency and trust. Most of the brands sold were and still are manufactured … Continue reading

Wheelbarrows
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Wheelbarrows

Author: Motivational speaker and  Founder and Director of www.barrynicolaou.com & ShoeCircle,  Barry Nicolaou. Wheelbarrows. Load them up and push them forward. There’s no real great mystery to how they work and what they’re designed to do. But do we push the right ones forward? Our wheelbarrows usually encapsulate what’s important to our extended family unit and to us as … Continue reading