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Heather McIlvaine

Heather McIlvaine is the managing editor of features and premium at Inside Retail. In her nearly four years writing for Inside Retail, Heather has traveled to Shenzhen to cover the epic Chinese shopping event Single’s Day, doggedly reported the details of Amazon's launch in Australia, toured the biggest office supplies store in the world to understand the future of physical retail, dissected the 'Instagram aesthetic' with three brands that embody the look and followed the local fashion industry's pivot to making PPE during Covid-19. An LA-native who now lives in Melbourne (via Munich), she could happily survive on a diet of good tacos, coffee and beer and welcomes local recommendations for all three.

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Green and glam: The story behind Witchery’s latest designer collab

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How New Zealand brand Yu Mei is disrupting the designer handbag industry

Since launching in 2015 to fill a gap in the designer handbag market, Yu Mei has built a loyal customer base in New Zeal...

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We asked retail leaders from Big W, Amazon Australia, Milligram, Godfreys and Lovehoney what their expectations are for ...

A mix of hustle and heart: the secret to Trinny London’s success

The fast-growing beauty brand founded by television presenter Trinny Woodall is ramping up its bricks-and-mortar presenc...

“It’s the right time to open some stores”: Ksubi CEO Craig King

After a few years of strong online growth, the global denim brand is reinvesting in bricks-and-mortar stores. CEO Craig ...

Analysts say Adidas took too long to cut ties with Ye over hate speech

“They should have done it quicker,” Simon Porter, head of retail at media agency Hatched, told Inside Retail. “It's extr...