Author - Astrid Svensson

The Metaverse: Transforming the Very Nature of Retail

Earlier this month, auction house Sotheby’s launched a digital replica of its London headquarters. Located on New Bond Street in real life, the digital version can be found in the Voltaire Art District in Decentraland, a decentralised virtual reality platform powered by the Ethereum blockchain that allows users to purchase plots of land which can...

Community Food Hubs a recipe for post-pandemic success

On Monday afternoon came the news we had all been waiting for: UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, unveiled his plan for exiting the national lockdown. According to the four-step plan, which is subject to continual review, non-essential retail will be allowed to reopen from 12 April, together with outdoor serving in pubs and restaurants...

Suitsupply is tailoring for a new age of retail

This week, @Drapers visited @suitsupply’s store in London’s West End to talk to its founder Fokke de Jong. In a retail climate often described as challenging, the brand has consistently had a year-on-year revenue growth of between 20 and 25 per cent. De Jong says that he found in men’s tailoring a niche that was “begging for disruption”....