This morning I had a meeting with the buyer from Selfridges and she told me that in light of the current climate they are cutting all orders by 25%. The recession sucks.
I have to say though that going to the offices at Selfridges was quite an experience. Their massive reception area with leather sofas and a giant elephant made of (presumbly fake) leaves, snooty receptionists, electronic entrance passes and later on the office landscape with a sea of clone desks facing each other made me quite appreciate our own make shift "temporary" (since the past 4 years!!) office in the middle of a warehouse. There is just something much nicer and friendlier about working in a small company.