Trending: H&M partners with Luxury Brand Kenzo and instantly Sells Out

Over the last few years bargain megabrand H&M have made a number of strategic partnerships with luxury names. Most notably perhaps was the Balmain partnership this time last year. A number of people put the phenomenal success down to the ‘kardashian’ effect – as they had used Kendall Jenner as the famous face to front the…

This is Not Just any Marketing Rant, this, is an M&S Rant

Let’s stop for a moment and think about a lovely establishment that even the Irish adore in all it’s middle-class bunting and Britishness, M&S. Don’t worry, I’ll give you a moment… What’s the first thing that came to mind? Warm treacle toffee on piping hot puds? Two for one deals on your favourite spuds? Table tops…

If You Do One Good Thing Today… Smile (with #AmazonSmile)

At this exact moment (Friday afternoon), the regular activity on the internet goes a little weird… The bodies may be in the office but the minds are on the weekend – and you can see it from our collective browsing patterns. In particular, spikes in online retail browsing tend to spike on a Friday afternoon….

Make Drinking Easier (and other stuff too) Trending: Evernote

Being the ‘organiser’ in a group is an absolute pain in the hole.  I don’t know why I get landed with it as I am completely incompetent. Perhaps the default selection of me as organizer is actually a subtle polite indication from my friends that we don’t actually all want to see each other? Anyways……

Online Shopping Review: Sheinside

A number of online Asian retailers – from independent suppliers and high end lux brands to wholesale sites – are really starting to get our attention lately. Yes they’re miles away but have the alluring combination of providing you with clobber you’ll be the only one in Ireland wearing, at a really cheap price. We…

Confessions of a Listaholic

I’m a self-confessed list addict and I’ve no embarrassment about it. I think it’s actually one of the most productive ways to sort your thoughts out down on paper – digital paper that is. Your needs, desires and ‘to-do’ quite literally become ordered. And, somehow, problems become smaller and more manageable. I guess it’s easier to see the…

Trending: Dunnes goes Online

Normally, I’m not a fan of Dunnes. Not the food store – that’s, well, as ‘likeable’ as any supermarket. I mean the clothing/homeware/lost souls Dunnes. You generally tend not to be a fan of anywhere your mammy’s been dragging you to since your buggy days. Plus as a rule, it smelled of warehouse dust and…

Trending: How Much Would You Pay for Your Own Label?

Ever seen some shoes somewhere that you couldn’t afford, or maybe you’ve had something in your head that you just couldn’t find anywhere in stores? Well shoe heaven has potentially just arrived! ‘Shoes of Prey’ is a website that allows you to completely design your own shoes from a series of simple-to-use easy template. Starting…

Online Shopping – Where To?!

  When it comes to shopping, people are of two minds generally. Either they bitch and moan that we have less choice now – more stores are chains, more mega-brands are global and everything is becoming ‘samey’ – or they claim we’ve never had it so good, thanks to the rise of online retail and…