Blog Posts - Retail Brand Heritage



Fossilisation: A Personal Investment

Far from remaining in the history of time, Fossil’s latest incarnation inhabits the modern world of customisation and personalisation, with new products, new services and a whole new store with a clear focus on the “his” & “hers.” An in...
by VM-Chronicles on Jun 9, 2016

“10 ways to make more money…No.9 Add Value! Be Special!”

Come and listen to Tim Radley speaking at the Retail Design Expo 2016 Olympia, London Thursday, March 10th 2016, 16:00 – 16:40: Location: VM Workshop Not just for VM… but absolutely for buyers, merchandisers, store operations, CEOs, commercial te...
by VM-Chronicles on Feb 26, 2016

Kiehl’s University: Skeletons Alive and Kicking

Swimming against the trend tide of sterile store environments of purity and prepared perfection Kiehl’s comes out all glamour guns blazing in a dynamic and inspiring store concept in the pulsing heart of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.   Never a...
by VM-Chronicles on Aug 7, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Renovatos: A Fashionista Fanfare

John Varvatos, with its synonymous synergy between fashion and rock and roll, replicates its Bowery NYC formula in the more sedate streets of Central London. Conduit Street adjacent to Regent Street is the venue of choice for a three floor flagship s...
by VM-Chronicles on May 1, 2015

Vintage Velocity: Barbour Not just for the Weekend

Some brands become so synonymous with a single product that the wider brand heritage and values become lost in the mists of time, and are left behind in the pursuit to maximise the commercial potential of a unique market leadership.     Th...
by VM-Chronicles on Apr 17, 2015

Backing Black: GAP and Boxpark Pinterest Board

The trendy transient shopping centre of Shoreditch is many things to many retailers. Boxpark has been home to new brand launches, curious collaborations, assortment edits, entries into the UK market and a physical presence for marketing campaigns and...
by VM-Chronicles on Dec 15, 2014

Vintage Vittles: Albion Café Pinterest Gallery

Stepping back in time ironically, but most commonly, costs more than staying in the present. The price we pay for authentic experiences, retro bistro and vintage vittles’ sets the tills ringing but the hearts racing for those who remember the tacit...
by VM-Chronicles on Dec 12, 2014

Down the Albion Way: You Tube Tour of a Classic Cookery

The Albion café come restaurant in so cool Shoreditch recreates to the finest detail the community eating experience of post war Britain complete with clinical lighting, laminate tables, squeaky seats and classic condiments from the essential Heinz...
by VM-Chronicles on Dec 9, 2014

Vintage Vittles: Albion Cutting the Mustard in Classic Cooking

Stepping back in time ironically, but most commonly, costs more than staying in the present. The price we pay for authentic experiences, retro bistro and vintage vittles’ sets the tills ringing but the hearts racing for those who remember the tacit...
by VM-Chronicles on Dec 5, 2014

Battlements to Condiments: Tower of London in Mint Condition

Where there are people, there are customers and there is the opportunity for retail.   The world-wide trail of tourist destinations is opening up the potential of this phenomenon, satisfying the daily demands of its millions of open-mouthed, em...
by VM-Chronicles on Nov 6, 2014

Tower Power: London’s streets paved with gold.

Where there are people, there are customers and there is the opportunity for retail.   The world-wide trail of tourist destinations is opening up the potential of this phenomenon, satisfying the daily demands of its millions of open-mouthed, em...
by VM-Chronicles on Nov 6, 2014

Relax and enter Foyles’ Third Space: A Literary Statement

On a street synonymous with literature a new chapter has been written in the tumultuous tale of the traditional bookstore. Foyles may have physically moved only metres, but as a concept it has made a journey that brings it into a new century and a co...
by VM-Chronicles on Oct 13, 2014

Foyles Literary Statement: Where Actions Speak Louder than Words

On a street synonymous with literature a new chapter has been written in the tumultuous tale of the traditional bookstore. Foyles may have physically moved only metres, but as a concept it has made a journey that brings it into a new century and a co...
by VM-Chronicles on Oct 12, 2014

The Untold Riches of a Humble Past

In a strange and literal turn of events, and in part reaction to the fabricated financed world around us there has become a clamor for brands with true heritage, roots, tradition and history. In many ways the greater the brand heritage struggle, the...
by VM-Chronicles on Sep 2, 2014

The Untold Riches of a Humble Past

In a strange and literal turn of events, and in part reaction to the fabricated financed world around us there has become a clamor for brands with true heritage, roots, tradition and history. In many ways the greater the brand heritage struggle, the...
by VM-Chronicles on Sep 2, 2014

Soho Alive & Kicking: The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Soho returning to its roots as the 21st Century Jimi Hendrix experience returns to its streets, for a few weeks at least.   “People, Hell & Angels” is the latest and most authentic posthumous album from the 60′s guitar hero...
by VM-Chronicles on Aug 16, 2014

The Monaco Book Club: Faded Fashion & Yesterday’s News

Taste is not an option for the ever over-performing Club Monaco.   Store and stock in faded harmony as sun-bleached beauty is applied to fixtures and fashions, to windows and wardrobes. Yesterdays news is scattered with precise abandon, in pict...
by VM-Chronicles on Aug 16, 2014

The Collaboration Club: Monaco Muses & Makers

Credentials through collaboration, endorsement by association.   Club Monaco strengthens its reputation as the effortlessly stylish purveyor of timeless fashions by forming links with a select number of discrete and discerning designers and doye...
by VM-Chronicles on Aug 16, 2014

Welcome to “The Monaco Book Club” Take a visual tour through Faded Fashions & Yesterday’s News

Taste is not an option for the ever-over-performing Club Monaco. Store and stock in faded harmony as sun-bleached beauty is applied to fixtures and fashions, to windows and wardrobes.     The post Welcome to “The Monaco Book Club&#...
by VM-Chronicles on Aug 16, 2014

Try this for size!: “One Small step…Cool Haan”

Classic New York Footwear Retailer Cole Haan bursts through the time-warp bubble with a cool as you like New Store concept in Smooth Soho.   Iconic imagery creates dramatic wall impact communicating the brands origins, whilst a stylised Subway M...
by VM-Chronicles on Aug 16, 2014


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