Happy New Year! These are our most popular posts from 2022

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As we get ready to welcome in a brand new year, the Boutique magazine team has been rummaging through the archives to find our most read stories from 2022. So just in case you missed them the first time around, here’s a recap of all our most popular posts of the year…

1. Should fashion indies charge for online returns? Not if they can help it, says expert

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Following news that Boohoo will join Next and Zara and start charging for online returns, indies will be wondering if they can also reduce costs by implementing a similar strategy. Experts are warning, however, that doing so will cause an inevitable backlash from shoppers who are already facing rising costs across products and services….

2. 5 boot styles to supercharge your AW22 buying edit by Danish brand Lofina

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Chunky boots are a key trend for AW22. Whether worn with skirts and tights or trousers and leggings, they’re a must-have investment for the autumn season. Danish label Lofina has unveiled a range of covetable options available with customisable soles and uppers. Here are our favourites…

3. 3 trends every boutique buyer should know about for AW22/23

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As the pandemic changes our values and status quo, technology is also creating new worlds for us to re-discover ourselves. So for AW22/23, fashion trends are expected to turn to nature – drawing on its evocative power and suggesting new ancestral interpretations.

Footwear trade show MICAM Milano, which takes place from 13 – 15 March, has worked with WGSN to identify three distinct themes buyers need to know about. Here’s what to buy into now…

4. Danish label Ganni joins growing list of brands to suspend trading in Russia amid war in Ukraine


Copenhagen fashion brand Ganni has joined a growing list of western companies in suspending trade with Russia as the invasion of Ukraine intensifies.

Earlier this week ASOS, Boohoo, H&M, Burberry, Nike and Adidas also announced they had ceased trading in Russia joining global giants Apple, Disney, Netflix and Sony.

In a statement posted on Ganni’s Instagram account, creative director Ditte Reffstrup said: “At Ganni, we stand for peace” and “as a company we are aligning with international sanctions and freezing all trade with Russia …

5. Norfolk indie bombarded with hundreds of online orders for skinny jeans following mention on ITV’s Lorraine show

Swaffham-based womenswear independent Artichoke received an avalanche of online orders last month following a mention on ITV’s Lorraine show. Stylist Mark Heyes included German brand Anna Montana’s Angelika Magic Stretch Jeans in a denim masterclass segment last month, directing viewers to Artichoke’s online shop…