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ThisIsRetail #27

This edition brings you articles on ripping up warranties, the problematic concept of circular fashion, and the return of craftsmanship.

ThisIsRetail #26

This week we celebrate Count Negroni’s masterpiece, boozing for do-gooders, a rather rude new tipple, and the disturbing rise of non-alcoholic drinks.

ThisIsRetail #25

This week we’ve been thinking about the unhappy accidents, unintended consequences, and downright unacceptable outcomes disruptors have caused.

ThisIsRetail #24

This week is a love-letter to Asia, the greater PRC and its various “autonomous regions” via features on skinheads, the beastie boys, fine art, and the gradual fading of Hong Kong’s neon lights.

ThisIsRetail #23

It’s all me, me me, this week as we look at various stuff loosely themed around everyone’s favourite topic – ourselves.

ThisIsRetail #22

This week we take a look at the concept of stores as media and of packaging as stores. We’re also interested in the nature of commercial authenticity, and why it is that cities like Lucknow, Bogota, and Mexico City are now so important to the music biz.

ThisIsRetail #21

This week is our 2019 holiday season special, so buckle-up, engage flight mode, and recline that seat all the way back into your neighbours dinner tray because ThisIsRetail.

ThisIsRetail #20

This week we’re exploring the tangled thread of innovations running through the department stores of yesteryear to today’s ‘Everything Store’.

ThisIsRetail #19

This week we’re waving our flag for Reggae’s love affair with Clarks, Uzbek electonica, and, as Pride Month ends, we find out what happens to all that rainbow merch once the party’s over.

ThisIsRetail #18

This week we’re serving-up consumerism & museum collections, writing & retail, slow-fashion & slow-art, TV imitating life imitating TV, and the sporting iconoclasts who dared to confront Wimbledon.