Portugal’s second city has great architecture and good food but it’s the escapes along the coast that give it its quality of life credentials. Pack your trunks, tote and Sisley spray and head for the boardwalks.
This issue, Monocle throws a rigorous retail report into the usual mix of articles and briefings in the form of the Style Directory. Where to shop, who to watch and what to buy: we’ve got every angle covered.
In the wake of bank bail-outs and car industry rescue plans, retail giants could find themselves standing next in line with begging bowls in hand. But it’s a re-think that’s really needed to keep the high street healthy.
While last year’s economic turbulence forced many retailers to up their game, there are too many who seem to have given up even trying. Fortunately, there are still shops out there who know what a huge difference decent…
Victor La Fleur’s unique approach to sourcing brands from across the world has enabled him to build a miniature clothing empire in his home town of Verbania – and to predict what is going to sell in 2008.