Independent menswear retailers were the heroes of the high street this Christmas, according to supplier Douglas & Grahame. The Moda Gent exhibitor - which supplies men’s and boys’ contemporary fashionwear to retailers across the country – revealed that feedback from its stockists suggested a strong period of trading over Christmas.
“We said all along that that independent fashion retailers should ignore forecasts of doom and gloom and celebrate their USPs in order to win business,” says Anton Jenkins, Douglas & Grahame’s UK managing director. “Christmas was a strong time for all our independent stockists and the phones have been busy this year already with customers filling holes in their stocks.
“What we have seen this year is consumers willing to support their local stores, but what the stores have to do is highlight their USPs to fight against the big boys. No-one does service like an independent, and with Douglas & Grahame’s new online stock service they can get instant access to more sizes and styles than ever before.”