Blog: Phil Wrigley interview

Joe Ayling | 12 August 2009

Over the next week just-style will be running a two-part extended interview with Phil Wrigley, retail mogul and chairman of international value fashion chain New Look.

After months of trying to track Phil down at retail conferences the world over, an interview slot was agreed at the company's London office last month.

It was well worth the wait though, and an in-depth discussion with just-style news editor Joe Ayling covers everything from green shoots, to stores in Dubai, to paying a living wage in Bangladesh.

After gaining experience at retailers Bhs, Dorothy Perkins and Debenhams, Phil took charge as CEO of New Look when it went private in 2004, but relinquished his executive duties in April.

His comments on the economy and value fashion forms the first part of this Speaking with style series, which can be read here.


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