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Alison Rapsey

About Alison Rapsey

Course Director Fashion Retail Management
2906, 2016

Clothing retailers shouldn’t be removing mirrors, but working with customers the old-fashioned way

By |June 29th, 2016|In The News|Comments Off on Clothing retailers shouldn’t be removing mirrors, but working with customers the old-fashioned way

News this week revealed that a number of Hammerson-owned shopping centres, including Birmingham’s Bullring, have started covering changing room mirrors in their stores in a trial aiming to increase customer’s self-confidence when shopping.

Alison Rapsey, Course Director of BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion at Birmingham City University, shares her views…

If you have ever worked in […]

508, 2015

How to dress for success at interviews

By |August 5th, 2015|Here to Help!, Opinion|Comments Off on How to dress for success at interviews

Alison Rapsey, Course Director, BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion at Birmingham City University

Preparing yourself for an interview starts within – if you feel in control and empowered then that will show in your external communication, but get the outside right first!

Clothes are the perfect way to make you feel the part. Think how that sexy little […]

2911, 2012

The future of retail this Christmas

By |November 29th, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on The future of retail this Christmas

By Alison Rapsey – Course Director Fashion Retail Management

I can smell the pine and gluwein from the German market so it must nearly be Christmas… but with the recent flooding and a struggling retail market can the high-street cope?

It will be tough, the traditional bricks and mortar stores are seeing more competition than ever […]