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Creating the perfect bathroom shoot


Brian Pooley was employed as a photographer in Kays studio in Worcester. He started in 1966 and worked there for 35 years. By the time he retired in 2001, he was the Studio Manager. Brian and the in-house team of … Continue reading

Categories : Audio, Blog, Catalogue design, Domesticity, Photography, Working for Kays |

Why we love vintage clothes


At Second Hand Rose we love vintage for all sorts of reasons. There’s the nostalgia for the past, looking back to the way things were and to the fashion eras of our parents and grandparents, and the personal nostalgia associated … Continue reading

Categories : Blog, Catalogue design, Fashion, Mens wear, Research resource, Womens wear |

Development of the Children’s Brand – AUDIO


Gerry Donohoe was a buyer of childrens’ and women’s wear for Kay & Co Ltd during the late 1960s and early 1970s. When Gerry began working for Kays, the childrenswear was often represented in the catalogue with illustrations rather than photography. … Continue reading

Categories : Audio, Blog, Catalogue design, Childrens wear, Fashion, Marketing, Working for Kays |

The Impact of the London Fashion Scene – AUDIO


Gerry Donohoe was a buyer of childrens’ and women’s wear for Kay & Co Ltd during the late 1960s and early 1970s. When Gerry joined Kays, the company had its own Photography Unit responsible for photographing ‘the back of the book’: the … Continue reading

Categories : Audio, Blog, Catalogue design, Fashion, Photography, Working for Kays |

First Look at the New Catalogue – Michael & Jayne Reynolds


Michael Reynolds started as a Method Study Engineer and left the company in charge of the Work Study function for Great Universal Stores in 2007.  His wife Jayne also worked at Kays until she left in 2007. The couple recall … Continue reading

Categories : Audio, Blog, Catalogue cover or information, Catalogue design, Customers & shopping, Working for Kays |