9 episodes

Retail is Dead is a podcast where we talk all things retail as consumers and industry outsiders. We are fed up reading and hearing that “retail is dead”, when in our humble opinion it’s just getting exciting. We’re here for the ride and we’d love to share it with you. The highs, the lows, the failures and the new obsessions.

Retail Is Dead Leanne, Bex & Erin

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

Retail is Dead is a podcast where we talk all things retail as consumers and industry outsiders. We are fed up reading and hearing that “retail is dead”, when in our humble opinion it’s just getting exciting. We’re here for the ride and we’d love to share it with you. The highs, the lows, the failures and the new obsessions.

    Ep. 8: Offline vs. Online with Sam Jones, founder of OOOOO.com

    Ep. 8: Offline vs. Online with Sam Jones, founder of OOOOO.com

    Welcome back to Retail is Dead; a podcast started in lockdown 1.0 as our answer to all the negative press around retail.  We are fed up hearing that "retail is dead", when in our opinion it's just getting exciting.  



    Our eighth episode is all about physical vs online retail; possibly the most disruptive step to retail as we know it.  However that doesn't mean that the two cannot exist together & complement one another.  We talk about the brands and places that we feel are doing it well.  



    Our guest interview is with Sam Jones, the founder of social commerce site OOOOO https://ooooo.com. Think QVC meets Tik Tok & add some fun content. Sam tells about some of his fav brands & what he thinks about the future of retail. 



    As ever, thank you so much so much for all your support & feedback we really appreciate it.  Don't forget to follow us on Insta @retailisdead_ or drop us a line at info@retailisdead.co.uk.  Please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple or Spotify. 



    Love Erin, Bex & Leanne



    Our brands: 



    Gymshark https://www.gymshark.com @gymshark 

    Gymshark new Regent street flagship YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3O6X3T-FIc 



    Soho Home https://www.sohohome.com @sohohome 



    Glossier https://www.glossier.com @glossier

    How I Built This Podcast with Emily Weiss https://www.npr.org/2018/11/20/669783899/live-episode-glossier-emily-weiss 



    Tala https://www.wearetala.com @wearetala 



    Beauty Pie https://www.beautypie.com @beautypie 



    Scandiborn http://scandiborn.co.uk @scadiborn 



    Nanushka https://www.nanushka.com @nanushka 



    Zalando https://www.zalando.co.uk @zalando

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep.7 - Technology with Warren Richmond, CEO & Founder Situ Live

    Ep.7 - Technology with Warren Richmond, CEO & Founder Situ Live

    Welcome back to Retail is Dead.  A podcast started in Lockdown 1.0 as our answer to all the negative press around the retail and hospitality industries. We were fed up hearing that “retail is dead”, when in our opinion it’s just getting exciting – and we are finally seeing some of that post reopening.
    Our seventh episode is focused on all things tech. Covid has completely changed consumers use technology to interact with brands and in turn has challenged brands to come up with creative solutions to create better, more personalised and more genuine experiences IRL leveraging new technologies. In this episode we highlight great examples of this and interview a brand at the forefront of the evolution of physical retail.
    Our guest interview is the wonderful Warren Richmond, Founder and CEO of Situ Live ( IG @situlive) https://business.situlive.com Situ Live is a new and innovative shopping experience platform that allows customers to tell their own story and bring their products to life in a new environment, the Situ Live venue. They are opening their first ever venue at Westfield London in September so look out for more news on their IG and other socials.
    This episode’s Drop is The Qube (https://theqube.com IG@weareqube) , our amazing hosts in our first-ever live audio and video recording of Retail is Dead. The Qube are a wonderful broadcasting and photography studio providing a fantastic studio space, co-working and community events for content creators. For anyone out there needing a place to record music, podcasts or anything else – we can’t recommend them enough.
    As ever, thank you so much for all your support & feedback, we truly appreciate it. Please follow us on IG @retailisdead_ or drop us a line at info@isretailisdead.co.uk, and please don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple or Spotify, it really helps!
    Erin, Leanne & Bex
    Our Brands:
    DressX https://dressx.com IG @dressx
    Gucci Arcade on the Gucci App: https://apps.apple.com › app › gucci ;  Gucci Wanna  https://wanna.fashion › gucci
    Dressed https://thedressedaesthetic.com/dressed-app/; http://dressedapp.net
    Peloton https://www.onepeloton.co.uk IG @onepeloton
    Nike House of Innovation  https://www.nike.com › house-of-innovationIG @nike
    Zara Self-service checkout, linked to the Zara app https://apps.apple.com › app › zara IG @zara
    Sephora Virtual Artist App https://apps.apple.com/sg/app/id1152899196?c=SG_Desktop_VirtualArtistLP_QR&pid=QRIG @sephora
    Levi’s Jacquard tech app (collab with Google) https://atap.google.com/jacquard/products/levi-trucker/IG @levis
    Our Place:
    K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, Hong Kong: https://www.k11musea.com  IG @k11musea
    Warren’s Brands:
    Retail Marketing Group (RMG): https://www.retailmarketing.com/IG @retailmarketinggroup
    Lego https://www.lego.com › en-gb › apps IG @lego
    Nike https://www.nike.comIG @nike
    Spotify https://www.spotify.comIG @spotify
    Sonos https://support.sonos.com › downloads IG @sonos
    Fara Charity Shop http://www.faracharity.org IG @faracharityshops
    Domino’s https://www.dominos.co.uk IG @dominos

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep.6 : Sustainability - The Circular Economy with Vanessa Jacobs (The Restory)

    Ep.6 : Sustainability - The Circular Economy with Vanessa Jacobs (The Restory)

    Welcome back to Retail is Dead. A podcast started in Lockdown 1.0 as our answer to all the negative press around retail. We are fed up hearing that “retail is dead”, when in our opinion it’s just getting exciting.

    Our sixth episode is the first of a four part series on Sustainability. Whilst we would all agree we feel the pressure to be make more sustainable choices in life - use less plastic/paper, eat less meat or use less car travel, we aren’t so aware of the positive impact little changes in our buying habits could make.

    Our aim is to raise awareness of the various solutions at hand and to talk about brands that are fighting the good fight whether it’s using more recycled/upcycled materials, turning waste into new products, offsetting the impact of their supply chain or giving clothes a second life.

    Our guest interview is with the fabulous Vanessa Jacobs (@vljacobs) Founder and CEO of The Restory (@therestory_) www.the-restory.com, an on-demand aftercare service for shoes and handbags that can be found online as well as in physical concessions at Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols. 

    They are also this episode’s The Drop, as they have just launched Farfetch Fix by The Restory, a service that allows Farfetch customers to book a collection and get their items repaired from anywhere in the world: https://the-restory.com/farfetch-fix-services-list/

    As ever, thank you so much for all your support & feedback, we really appreciate it. Don’t forget to follow us on Insta @retailisdead_ or drop us a line at info@isretailisdead.co.uk, and please don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple or Spotify.

    Erin, Bex & Leanne



    Resources:

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Fashion report here

    Our Brands:

    H&M Looop concept link hereIG @hm

    Ganni x Levi’s collab : https://repeat.ganni.com/us/en/ganni-x-levis/ IG @ganni @levis

    Levi’s less water article Levi’s x Google collab link here

    RE/DONE Jeans IG @shopredone

    Burberry ReBurberry Edit collection https://uk.burberry.com/the-reburberry-edit/IG @burberry

    Estrid DTC razor subscription brand www.estrid.com IG @heyestrid

    Cheeky Cherub pre-loved Children’s clothes & furniture www.cheekycherub.co/ IG @cheekycherub

    Everlane Radically transparent sustainable fashion www.everlane.com IG @everlane



    Vanessa’s Brands:

    Selfridges Project Earth  https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/features/project-earth/IG @selfridges

    Gucci loafers  www.gucci.com/uk/loafers IG @gucci 

    Bluebird Chelsea www.bluebird-restaurant.co.uk  IG @bluebirdchelsea

    202 by Nicole Farhi  www.202london.co.uk 

    Rolex www.rolex.com IG @rolex

    Georg Jensen www.georgjensen.comIG @georgjensen

    De Beers www.debeers.co

    • 54 min
    RiD Ep.5 - Bonus Episode - Lockdown #2

    RiD Ep.5 - Bonus Episode - Lockdown #2

    Welcome back to Retail is Dead. A podcast started through lockdown as our answer to all the negative press around retail. We are fed up hearing that “retail is dead”, when in our opinion it’s just getting exciting.

    Our fifth episode is a bonus episode – recorded during the second UK lockdown (excuse our sound quality!) with our brand recommendations – from food to retail to fitness – on what to buy and who to follow to cheer you up as we head into the Christmas season.

    No guests this time – just us having chat, but do check out our previous episodes and don’t forget rate, review & subscribe us on Apple – we have some amazing guests lined up so watch this space!

    As ever, thank you so much for all your support & feedback, we really appreciate it. Don’t forget to follow us on Insta @retailisdead_ or drop us a line at info@isretailisdead.co.uk with any comments or feedback 😊

    Leanne, Erin & Bex

    Food/leisure brands:
    Joe & The Juice App @joeandthejuice https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F34xhie3&e=ATNBKKWnDX6XpoinXTqtv09Z9sZ-zZx7H4xf-e5a1IAo25DOFpfwmN56bwQi3kCUxAQ2DTvl8u6PDpWfTVocPw&s=1
    Sketch @sketchlondon  https://shop.sketch.london/pages/sketch-at-home
    Piano Work Sessions on Facebook - @Leanne Catterall I can’t find a link for this can you?
    Eventbrite-  @eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/online/events/
    Resident Advisor - @resident_advisor  https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/uk/london
    Tate Britain installation https://www.tate.org.uk/press/press-releases/chila-kumari-singh-burman-undertake-2020-winter-commission-tate-britain
    Rice Error by BAO @riceerror  https://linktr.ee/riceerror/  www.riceerror.com
    Supaya Ramen - @supa_ya_ramen https://linktr.ee/supaya  https://supayaramen.myshopify.com/
    Natalie Chassay - @nataliechassay https://chassay.co/
    The Food Bus-  https://feedingbritain.org/donations/wandsworth-community-food-bus/
    Maison François - https://www.maisonfrancois.london/

    Retail brands:
    Lifestory - @lifestoryedin https://www.lifestoryshop.com/
    Pai Labs - @paiskincare https://www.paiskincare.com/collections/pai-labs
    Hande - @hande_uk www.hande.co.uk
    Bookshop - @bookshop_org_uk https://uk.bookshop.org/

    Fitness recommendations:
    Bod By Rod - @bodybyrodpt www.bodybyrod.com
    Callum Hickey - @Callum_hickey https://www.buzzsprout.com/1426360
    Marion Pearce - @marion_pearce https://l.instagram.com/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fpracticewithmarionpearce&e=ATP_CI8f8KHcuYlPAaNdodhpurdrKiawH6woLTGpCfkRGVAFpIZRcCr0XqzxRNAOY-UQFF9Qb99KFAT3ZQhKjA&s=1
    Adam Windass - @hybridcoachadam www.hybridtrainingcoach.com
    Airida Diktanaite @airidadiktanaite
    Third Space London @thirdspacelondon www.thirdspace.london

    The Drop:
    Support local retailers -  ShopAppy https://shopappy.com/

    • 37 min
    Ep.4: Experience with Paul Firmin and Adam Scott

    Ep.4: Experience with Paul Firmin and Adam Scott

    Welcome back to Retail is Dead.  A podcast started through lockdown as our answer to all the negative press around retail. We are fed up hearing that “retail is dead”, when in our opinion it’s just getting exciting.


    Our fourth episode spotlights Experience – another retail buzzword. We talk about brands and places that get it right and for the first time we have TWO guests talking about the theory and the practice: Adam Scott, Global Creative Director of experience masterplanners Freestate Studio www.freestate.co.uk and Paul Firmin (@paulfirmin) co-founder of Earl of East (@earlofeast), a fabulous London-based homeware brand you can find online at www.earlofeast.com or at one of their stores in Hackney, King’s Cross or Birch Community in Waltham Cross.


    As ever, thank you so much for all your support & feedback, we really appreciate it. Don’t forget to follow us on Insta @retailisdead_ or drop us a line at info@isretailisdead.co.uk, and please don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple or Spotify.


    Leanne, Erin & Bex

    Brands:
    H Beauty & Youth @h_beautyandyouth  https://store.united-arrows.co.jp/shop/hby/default.html
    X Bank @xbank.amsterdam   https://xbank.amsterdam/
    END Clothing @endclothing https://www.endclothing.com/gb/
    Farfetch @farfetch https://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/items.aspx
    Le Labo @lelabofragrances www.lelabofragrances.com/uk

    Places:
    Bicester Village @bicestervillage  www.tbvsc.com › bicester-village
    Muji Hotel & Store in Ginza @ateliermuji_ginza @muji_hotel  hotel.muji.com › ginza shop.muji.com › ginza
    Austin – South Congress Neighbourhood @southcongressat

    Tom's Shoes - www.toms.com @toms
    Daikanyama - https://www.gotokyo.org/en/destinations/western-tokyo/daikanyama/index.html
    Tsutaya @daikanyama.tsutaya 


    Bonjour Records – Tokyo @bonjourrecords
    Paris 13th arrondissement – https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/paris13/?hl=en
    French National Library @labnf www.bnf.fr

    Adam’s Brands:
    @Nike www.nike.com
    @Patagonia www.patagonia.com
    @Aesop www.aesop.com
    @Retrospecsandco www.retrospecs.com

    Paul’s Brands:
    @Aesop www.aesop.com
    @Libertylondon www.libertylondon.com
    @FermLiving www.fermliving.com
    @Outdoorvoices www.outdoorvoices.com

    The Drop:
    www.haileymenzies.com  @haileymenzies

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep.3: Social Media with Anna Newton A.K.A. The Anna Edit

    Ep.3: Social Media with Anna Newton A.K.A. The Anna Edit

    Welcome back to Retail is Dead.  A podcast started through lockdown as our answer to all the negative press around retail. We are fed up hearing that “retail is dead”, when in our opinion it’s just getting exciting.

    Thank you so much for the support! Please follow us on Insta @retailisdead_ or drop us a line at info@isretailisdead.co.uk, and please don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple or Spotify.

    Our third episode is all about Social Media.

    Our first female guest and incredibly inspiring beauty and lifestyle content creator Anna Newton @theannaedit 

    Leanne, Erin & Bex



    Brands:

    www.needleandthread.com @needleandthreadlondon

    www.maisoncleo.com @maisoncleo

    www.glossier.com @glossier

    www.estrid.com @heyestrid

    www.neighborhoodgoods.com @neighborhoodgoods



    Places :

    Nashville, USA

    www.thedivemotel.com @thedivemotel

    Carnaby, London

    www.carnaby.co.uk @carnabylondon

    Harajuku, Japan

    @harajukufashionwalk



    Anna Newton:

    Blog: https://www.theannaedit.com/

    IG: @theannaedit Twitter: @theannaedit YT: https://www.youtube.com/theannaedit

    Anna’s Book - An Edited Life by Anna Newton

    Anna’s Podcast – At Home With Lily & Anna:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/at-home-with/id1228706016



    Anna’s people/brands:

    Lollypop26

    Zoe Sugg @zoella

    Lily Melrose @llymlrs

    www.stories.com @andotherstories

    www.zara.com @zara

    www.lesgirlslesboys.com @lesgirlslesboys

    www.spacenk.com @spacenk

    www.cultbeauty.co.uk @cultbeauty

    www.arket.com @arket

    www.cosstores.com @cosstores

    www.netaporter.com @netaporter

    www.matchesfashion.com @matchesfashion

    www.loewe.com @loewe

    www.mitchum.co.uk @mitchumuk

    www.cadburys.co.uk @cadburyuk



    Anna’s Brighton food and drink recommendations:

    V&H Cafe,Hove @v_and_h_cafe

    www.bagelman.co.uk @bagelmanbtn

    www.Bohogelato.co.uk @bohogelatobtn

    CIN CIN www.cincin.co.uk @cincinuk

    www.bisonbeer.co.uk @bisonbeer

    www.thegintub.co.uk @thegintub



    The Drop

    www.canvascollection.co.uk

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

hanlurob ,

Episode 7

This podcast keeps getting better and yet remains so real...Three women who are clearly at the top of their game manage to straddle being retail experts, consumers and now 2/3rds of them are new mothers (it was great to hear the baby in the background)!

This was my favourite episode to date, I (like many) shy away from tech but this brought it home just how vital it is - not only for retailers but consumers as well. It’s informative, entertaining (you’ll laugh out load about the giraffe) and forward thinking. Please keep them coming!

yhatem ,

Great listen

Does a great job of tying retail in with other interesting and wider contextual stuff - and I could listen to these three girls’ voices all day

ejj349 ,

Great listen!

Loved ep4, just listening to you talk about all those brands transported me into some of the stores I know, it makes me miss the smells and excitement you get from shopping in store with lovely brands, so much better than online. Really interesting listening to you ladies talking so passionately, thank you!

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