The fashion industry is broken. It’s been truly broken since about 1998 and it doesn’t look like it’s getting much better. Oddly, the fixes have been around nearly as long as the malaise, so why hasn’t the industry responded? That’s a question I’m not sure can be fully answered, but before we try, let’s look at the problems. I’ve grouped them into three areas which we’ll explore: Customization, The Fit Experience, and Sustainability.
When TPC Co-Founders Keith Taylor and Sabir Gupta had a consultancy in mind it did not only come out of an extensive background in retail systems and processes but out of a need to provide something more. They did not want to be another corporate consultancy overcharging and under-delivering, and leaving clients ill-prepared for the future. They felt a change was needed in the way a consultancy collaborated and delivered the results.
Mass customization is just around the corner. At the Shoptalk conference in the US there was a brand new retailer. They claim to be the first proper retailer offering a general mass customization service on the high street. Given this is where retail is going I decided to try it out.
Adam Hobbs, TPC Consultant, explores how retailers can maximize the profitability of store space, and become more spatially aware.
British Retail Group, Arcadia, invests in data science based Markdown Insight tool to improve operational effectiveness.
Having successfully trialled TPC’s Markdown solution during 2017 in the Topshop and Dorothy Perkins brands, Arcadia have decided to deploy the solution to all brands…
San Diego, October 31, 2018 – Thought Provoking Consulting (TPC), a leading specialist retail consultancy, is thrilled to announce it will be continuing its successful partnership with Charles Tyrwhitt, a fast-growing multi-channel menswear brand.