This Bury indie has dealt with difficulty over the Recession but has bounced back with 3 new stunning stores and a Drapers Awards win. I got a rare opportunity to quiz Managing Director, Mark Hurley, and you can see the full interview here. I kept these two answers just for Fashion Ramblings readers (cheeky).
Fashion Rambler: Hurley boasts a fantastic online store akin to those offered by international multiples, how are you finding the ecommerce sector?
Mark Hurley: The ecommerce sector has been difficult due the fact that we have issues with the back office side of our website, this is currently under re-construction with a new launch early in 2011.
FR: Would you consider the menswear market the toughest fashion sector during these uncertain economic times and how has Hurley navigated the storm?
MH: All sectors are tough, though we have a good solid core customer base who have been with us for many years and continue to support us, ladies is quite steady but still underpinned by the Ugg phenomenon. The main things is to keep your standards high if not higher than ever before with great customer service which is re-paid by loyalty. We continually look for new brands but the classics are still as important as ever.
Check out the website here.