Profits at Russell and Bromley more than halved last year as rising costs and falling sales took their toll.
The upmarket shoe and handbag retailer, whose customers have included the Duchess of Cambridge, posted a 55.7 per cent fall in profits to £6.2million in the year to the end of December.
Revenues slumped 6.2 per cent to £100.6million compared with a year earlier.
Russell & Bromley was founded in 1873 by shoemaker George Bromley who married the daughter of his employer, Albion Russell.
The company is still owned by the Bromley family and led by Roger Bromley, the founder’s great-grandson.
Its shoes have been worn by Prime Minister Theresa May, including a pair of £215 leopard print kitten heels.
Russell and Bromley is closing London shops in Oxford Circus and High Street Kensington after shutting four stores last year.
It blamed the weaker pound, minimum wage requirements and rent and business rates bills for pushing up operating costs.
Karla Rendle at researcher Global Data said: Russell and Bromley must better justify its prices by showcasing its quality credentials and value for money, or it risks its 1.3 per cent UK market share falling further.
Hi you stunning part! I expectation you’ve had a superb week up until now. I’ve had a bustling one yet all stunning things so no bad things to say here.
Today I’m imparting to you something I have delighted in dealing with along these lines, to such an extent. A coordinated effort with Russell and Bromley. I’ve styled two sets of shoes and a fantastic goes-with-everything pack. Russell and Bromley have been somewhat of an easily recognized name for me during my life. It began, and still sits with, my mum who as a matter of course wears and gets her boots for the fall winter season from Russell and Bromley each time she likes another pair. This was a privilege of entry for me too-great ol’ Sue (not old, she will slaughter me for that) got me my first pair of boots from Russell and Bromely as well. I was in unadulterated love with them.
When I think about the brand, the word that srpings to mind is quality. They are, notwithstanding cool, best in class on quality (and Sue can likewise vouch for this!). As it’s beginning to heat up, however less so we’re prepared for full shoes… I picked two sets of shoes that I realize I’ll wear to such an extent.
The main pair is a couple of truly, the comfiest loafers I claim. They are so chic, a snake skin impact in dark with a gold detail on the top. I’ve been wearing these so frequently sice they showed up. They smartern up an easygoing outfit and look astonishing with denim. You can likewise wear them as a slip on too on the grounds that the back of the loafer creases down.
The second pair I picked were these dark sling back heels. Once more, I’m somewhat fixated on the manner in which they look with denim and these are so extraordinary for beverages, or supper out without inclination excessively spruced up. Additionally, so comfortable as well! The sack hasn’t left my seide much as of late either. It’s such an extraordinary size and shape to fit everything in, and looks incredible over the body or strapless and conveyed somewhat like a smaller than expected pack.
This was a paid for coordinated effort with Russell and Bromley. All styling and conclusions are my own. Much obliged to you such a great amount for perusing and have a splendid week.
My relationship with Russell and Bromley goes path back to 2007, a period I have affectionate recollections of. Alexa Chung was the ruler of the non mainstream scene, the NME was my book of scriptures, and Alex Turner had me besotted. At the point when Chung ventured out in Russell and Bromley’s exemplary Chester Loafer, matched with a dainty tea dress (a mark look of that period) I knew quickly those loafers must be mine. At 17 years old that was likely my first taste of genuine shoe fixation. They epitomized cool, chic and preppy across the board. I’d visit my neighborhood Russell & Bromley outlet store week by week, to give those lovely loafers a shot. I’d envision each shading sitting in my closet and which shading I’d wear with what. At that age however, £200 didn’t come simple if by any stretch of the imagination. I was at 6th structure, with no activity, so the loafers kept on being nevertheless a pipe dream. That is until, UNIVERSITY! Hi, understudy advance and hi reckless spending. The Chester Loafer was my first speculation buy and in this manner didn’t leave my feet for the whole three years at craftsmanship school (to say the very least). From that point forward cheap Russell and Bromley have kept on being a spot I return to for closet works of art that are worked to last.
To the commend the spring gathering I’ve selected some new top picks that I’d have my eye on; the Xpresso Cross Over Flat, Jeansling Sling Back (these are SO great with pants) and a cutting edge update on last summers raffia pack, Rafferty, all to style with current pieces in my closet.
With the ‘English climate reflecting anything besides spring-like conditions right now, I ruled against taking off all packaged up to shoot this post, rather, I’ve exploited my crisply painted parlor to demonstrate to you how I’d style these shoes everyday in a progressively laid back setting. When I’m telecommuting I have a strong uniform of pants and shirt; a combo agreeable enough to sit doing work in however with the fast expansion of a smooth shoe can likewise seem ‘spruced up’ enough on the off chance that I have to run out. I’ve generally been a ‘shoe-young lady’; actually, I think they are the most significant assistant to put resources into, on the grounds that they’re there to help you, yet they can change an outfit — a valid example; the modest pants and shirt. The slingbacks are the perfect ordinary heel stature and counterbalance the pants ‘enjoying some downtime’ crude trim while the traverse pads with their superb feel (very Diana wouldn’t you say) function admirably with ecru 90’s fit denim.
Presently I’d truly value it if this climate would get itself straightened out so I can at long last step about in my new shoes!
Russell and Bromley is glad to help the second portion of ‘Craftsmanship In The Aftermath’ an innovative show facilitated by philanthropy Style for Soldiers.
Style for Soldiers was established 10 years prior by menswear creator Emma Willis MBE in light of the extreme losses coming back from Afghanistan in the stature of the vicious clash. Struck by the difficulties these youngsters and ladies would now face post-restorative release from the military, Emma began visiting Headley Court Military emergency clinic like clockwork to make complimentary garments to help with confidence and certainty. Russell and Bromley Outlet has been working with Emma since 2016, dressing veterans for prospective employee meetings and significant events headed for recovery. During the three-year association, Russell and Bromley has given more than 100 sets of shoes to wear with the bespoke extravagance shirts Willis makes.
Through standard contact with the restoring servicemen and ladies Emma has met a few who have gone naturally to workmanship and verse to help with the mental recuperating process, bringing about last November’s very much went to ‘Craftsmanship in the Aftermath’ display at La Galleria, London, exhibiting workmanship, verse and film made by previous servicemen experiencing PTSD or mind damage transcendently caused in Afghanistan, just as the depictions and drawings of Harry Parker who was physically harmed by a Taliban IED blast. The philanthropy has now granted seven expressions sponsorships, and each have brought about the beginning of fruitful professions.
The Sheffield Show, as a major aspect of the Invictus Trials, will proceed with this energy. The display will demonstrate a few Veteran’s short movies including Former Royal Engineer and triple amputee Matt Weston’s short film featuring Style for Soldiers Ambassador Charles Dance, ‘For Love of Words.’ Soldier Artists Dougie Adams and Stewart Hill are both neighborhood to Sheffield and have been painting the city and encompassing scenes as a major aspect of their presentations which will be at a bargain to general society.
All specialists will be in living arrangement all through the presentation. From 1-2pm every day showing artists Karl Tearney and Stewart Hill will play out their verse, displaying specialists will discuss their work with a Q&A from the group of spectators, and servicemen writers will peruse from their books including Harry Parker and Karl Tearney. Stewart Hill will likewise play out his 30 moment ‘There however Not There’ enlivened by his encounters in Afghanistan.
It will be a positive show speaking transparently about PTSD and adapting to real life changing damage while praising our outstanding servicemen and ladies in this significant century year and following a time of rough clash.
B38 Group, which propelled its very own in-house keeping division only seven months prior, B38 Support Services, has won a national four-year contract with British footwear and purse retailer Russell and Bromley.
The agreement, which spreads 38 of Russell and Bromley’s high road stores over the UK, will see B38 Support Services give full ‘delicate’ offices the board administrations covering day by day cleaning, occasional cleaning and backing at the Russell and Bromley outlet stores, both on the shop floor and in staff breakout zones.
Ransack Foster, Head of Retail for Russell and Bromley, stated: “Russell and Bromley is a quality brand with a long convention of client care and it’s essential to us that our clients appreciate the most ideal shopping knowledge, and this incorporates guaranteeing that our stores are introduced to the most astounding norms.
“As a national supplier with involvement in extravagance retail, B38 Support Services ticked the majority of the crates. We preferred the way that they had successful frameworks set up, yet were proceeding to advance and develop. We additionally valued their positive, comprehensive and deferential way to deal with all colleagues.”
B38 Group offers a complete offices the board activity for private area customers and blue-chip associations across the nation, working over the retail, fabricating, coordinations, corporate, training and human services divisions.