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Here you will find expert help and advice on the wholesale clothing industry. We want to support you and your business; and provide you with the latest retail industry information, seasonal fashion advice, fashion trends and tips on what to stock when! Keep checking back for our latest instalment…

  • The 4 Perfect Beach Cover Ups

    June 20th, 2017

    The 4 Perfect Beach Cover Ups 

    Every seasoned beach bum will tell you that there are three things you can’t live without on holiday; flip flops, glamorous sunglasses, and a stylish cover up. These items are timeless accessories that will always have a place in the holiday goer’s summer wardrobe. And it really is true that a woman can never have too many!

    Looking for inspiration? Here are some of the most stunning beach cover ups that every woman will want in her suitcase for 2017.

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  • The Hottest Summer Eyewear Trends to Follow Right Now

    June 6th, 2017
    Hot eyewear trends

    In recent years, there has been a better awareness of eye health, with events such as National Eye Health Week, Health Vision Month, and World Sight Day helping to spread the word.
    New research is frequently being undertaken to warn us of the importance of protecting our eyes from harmful UV rays, making eyewear more essential than ever. Not only can sunglasses complete an outfit or add an edge to your look, but they are also must-haves for those who want to keep their eyes healthy. Today, catwalks and fashion collections have a much bigger focus on eyewear, and ever-emerging trends are changing the way we shop for sunglasses. No longer an afterthought, eyewear is now taking centre stage as a key accessory in every woman’s wardrobe.


    Here are some of the hottest summer eyewear trends that retailers need to know about…

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  • High Summer Essentials: Our Wardrobe Checklist

    May 23rd, 2017

    SS17 is in full swing and the season will be rolling into ‘high summer’ before we know it. So what are the high summer lines you need to include in your beach, swim and holiday offering? Here’s a wardrobe checklist for the hottest days of summer…

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  • 4 Key Swimwear Styles for SS17

    May 2nd, 2017

    Building an attractive swimwear offering requires the perfect balance of new and classic pieces. And as we gear up for the holiday season, it’s time to review what’s hot and what’s not for SS17. It’s time to replace tired trends with up and coming styles, and revive fading lines with fresh designs. It’s time to re-inspire the customer and we’ve got some key looks that are trending right now. Here we look at proven pieces that will make a great addition to your 2017 range.

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  • This Year’s Must-Have Accessories for Spring/Summer

    April 26th, 2017
    SS17 summer accessories

    Bikini? Tick. Beach cover up? Tick. These are the summer holiday essentials and the search has started for shoppers everywhere. But there’s more to packing than a cute two-piece and floral kimono. Because no summer suitcase is complete without a few key accessories. And here are 2017’s hottest pieces to complete your spring/summer story. Whether it’s a hip beach festival, an all-inclusive cruise, or a luxury getaway in the Maldives, the same style rules apply: accessorise, accessorise, accessorise!

    These are the must-have pieces for SS17:

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