Blog: Credit crunch brides head to Bhs
Joe Ayling | 14 January 2009
In times of economic hardship many brides will be looking to add something extra to the customary "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" - and that is something cheap.
Selling an entire bridal outfit including shoes for GBP100, it seems UK department store chain Bhs is ready to capitalise on a credit crunched UK wedding market.
Bhs' outfit consists of a Duchess satin bodice, A-line skirt and embellished shoes, and sees the chain headline the affordable wedding dress category alongside high street stores like Monsoon.
For most women, wedding dresses are often nearer to the bottom of the list when it comes to cutting back for the big day, but hats off to Bhs for trying.
It will be interesting to see if jewellers, florists, wedding planners and caterers follow suit.
Joe Ayling, news editor.
Increasing competition for garment sourcing contracts is seeing China not only being challenged by other countries in Asia, but by sub-Saharan African and even Russian suppliers too. And it is pushing...
The monthly minimum wage for workers in Cambodia's textile, garment and footwear sector is set to rise to $153 from January next year, following a vote on the issue last week. The increase marks a ris...
The results of two highly-anticipated initiatives in the sportswear sphere were revealed last week: the launch of Under Armour’s new UAS lifestyle brand and the first pair of running shoes created at ...
The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fal...
- Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness?
- Digitisation to drive new apparel-making models
- Fashion fit for the future – strategies for speed
- Under Armour Lighthouse will disrupt production
- How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game
- MAS Holdings shares commitment to sustainability
- Gap to shutter all UK Banana Republic stores
- M&S "unappealing" clothing a barrier to growth
- Modern Slavery Act boosts supply chain engagement
- Bangladesh tops China as lead cotton importer
- Africa-Med strategic sourcing review – comparing East Africa, North Africa and Turkey
- REPORT BUNDLE: Africa-Med, Southeast Asia and Central America strategic sourcing pack
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- Apparel (GLOBAL) - Industry Report
- Global Sports and Fitness Wear Market 2016-2020