Some days every picture I take is a winner, while other days they are all bad, bad, bad. Today was a mix—probably because I was trying very hard not to be invited to leave all the retail stores I visited while trend-spotting on Regent Street in London, and adjacent streets that looked interesting. Only one store employee saw me snapping away today. That’s not bad considering how many stores and shops I went in and out of today!
There are a few important trend messages at retail here. Tribal is one of the leaders. It has already appeared in US home décor products, but in London icons like circular Suzani motifs are being used in new ways. And Tribal looks for apparel and jewelry are just getting going. Here are two pictures to help you get the story. The chair can be found at Liberty of London, while the jewelry is for sale at Oasis.