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Independent Success Stories: Thriving post-crisis

September 1, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM · London
About This Webinar

The closure of non-essential retail in the UK alongside global lockdowns has brought unprecedented challenges to the fashion industry. For these independent retailers, reopening has brought with it innovation, change and success. Join this expert panel as they discuss the ways in which they have reimagined their stores for the “new normal” and enticed customers back to bricks-and-mortar shopping

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Featured Presenters
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Editor, Drapers
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Owner/Manager, Jane Davidson
Sarah Murray owns Jane Davidson in Edinburgh, one of the UK’s top women’s fashion boutiques and a former winner of Drapers Premium Fashion Independent of the Year award. Jane Davidson was founded by Sarah’s mother in 1969, is based over 4 floors of a Georgian townhouse in the city’s New Town and stocks a range of national and international brands, many on an exclusive basis in Scotland.

Sarah joined Atterley, the online retail platform for independents, as an adviser in 2016 and is working with the fast-growing site’s team to help deliver a world class customer experience.
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Owner, Hotspur 1364
Lisa set up National Award Winning Hotspur 1364 6 years ago the business has bucked the high street trend with solid year on year growth diversifying into the Wedding business with a specialist Grooms fitting experience and also an in house barber shop.

During lockdown, Lisa and her team became an expert at the “Overnight Pivot” moving her branding from Weddings to Work from Home and driving a 900% uplift in online sales.

In her role as chairman of chamber of trade she has championed lots of high street and shop local initiatives, culminating in the roll out of the national copycat campaign of the renowned Visa Xmas Where You Shop Matters Advertising Campaign.
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Co-Founder, Burrows and Hare
Azeem Ansari is co-founder of menswear retailer Burrows and Hare. They offer a collection of premium clothing, grooming and lifestyle products for men from the likes of Sunspel, Oliver Spencer and A.B.C.L as well as design and produce their own ranges, predominantly produced in the UK. With each item for sale crafted to last, the stores promote a “buy less, buy better” philosophy to reduce waste and pollution. Nominated for top industry awards, and posting strong sales throughout 2020 means Burrows and Hare are a truly inspiring story of independent retail.
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Fashion Portfolio Director, Hyve
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