Member Spotlight – Thompsons Menswear

Celebrating 70 years of styling Melbourne’s men! FrontLine Member – Thompsons Menswear, Melbourne In the midst of one of Melbourne’s most emminent retail shopping strips lies a menswear boutique with a long & proud history. Celebrating 70 years of success as a retail business, current owner Phil Levy was excited to share his experience with … Continued

Why I Choose Independent Retailers

Why I Choose Independent Retailers   I think nearly everyone has experienced some form of poor customer service. It can range from being ignored in-store to waiting in a phone queue. It seems to me that good service is not taught (as much) as it was in the past – and that’s a sad fact. As … Continued

How to Improve Your Store for Under $500

How to Improve Your Store for Under $500 It may be a little hard to believe, but can a $500 investment really make a difference? Absolutely! We speak to Melissa Gibson, Director of Buckle | 1922 who shares with FrontLine Stores how a small investment can make a big difference. “As an example for under … Continued

10 Ways To Make The Most of FABE ’17

10 Ways To Make The Most Out Of FABE ’17 The FrontLine Australian Buying Event is the largest of its sort in Australia so you will need some sort of strategy upon entering the big doors. Plus, there is more to gain than ever from this event this year, not just some great buying opportunities. Take … Continued

Christmas Window/In-Store Display Competition

Christmas Window/In-Store Display Competition Wow! When we launched this festive competition we didn’t think we’d get this many great entries back from all over Australia. For those who missed it, in collaboration with preferred supplier, Shop for Shops, we launched a competition inviting independent retails to send a photo of the Christmas Window or In-Store … Continued

Uncommon Christmas Retail Tips

Uncommon Christmas Retail Tips Work smarter hours Christmas. A wonderful time of year where we show our friends and loved ones how much they mean to us by giving gifts. The problem is that we all need to find time in our busy lives to gather ideas and go looking for that ideal gift. You … Continued

Your Retail Summer Checklist

Your Retail Summer Checklist Summer is a great time of year for Australian’s. We’re out and about in thongs, wearing dresses, shorts and shirts, moods are high, weather is great, we’re socialising with each other and generally in a better frame of mind about life. Naturally, as retailers, you are going to want to get your … Continued

Brand Power at FABE

National brands help to give a store credibility – they bring the customers in. The same can be said for FABE, as a buying event for independent retailers. As the event continues to grow in awareness, it also grows with big brands. Menswear will see the return of major players BACK BAY, CITY CLUB, STUDIO … Continued

FABE Major Announcement – JAG exhibiting!

  The profile of FABE continues to grow, with the recent inclusion of JAG. Born in Chapel St in Melbourne in 1972, JAG has a rich heritage with denim at its core, and fashion  at its heart. The collections focus on elevated seasonal pieces, worn back with directional  and essential denim. At the February FABE, JAG … Continued

Spring Carnival Accessory Trends For Men

With the Spring Carnival just around the corner, I spoke with Graeme Benjamin, Director of The Tie Works to find out what men should be wearing in the way of accessories. POCKET HANKS will be big this season, allowing each man to show their own style and really add colour to their suit jacket. The … Continued

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