Vintage Fashion, Modern Growth

With FM Retail/CEG, providing EPOS solutions is only half the story. Our services go beyond EPOS into complete business solutions that drive growth. And there's no better example than our partnership with Collectif.


This strictly vintage retailer, designs and produces its own clothing lines inspired by 40's, 50's and retro fashions. Established back in 2000, Collectif began in relatively modest fashion with a single stall in Camden Market and has since grown to three stores in London and one in Brighton.

Their Challenge

In spite of its growth and the increasing demand for its product product, Collectif still had no sophisticated stock control system  - Excel was the central and only tool! For a company where all sites deal with design & production to shipment & sale, they needed a sophisticated solution for their stock management needs.

Our Solution

After consulting with Collectif, we recommended a customised version of our whole solution to help manage stock across all platforms including eCommerce, as well as slick touch-screen EPOS terminals that complemented the Collectif brand. This meant stock replenishment became simpler and enabled faster turnaround times from production to point of sale.

The Results

Since being unimpressed by solutions from various competitors, Collectif has now been using FM Retail consistently for 10 years! Their stores and eCommerce platforms are now completely integrated and our solution has helped save time on their daily operations and they have valued the technical support and advice available. Collectif plan to remain with FM Retail and look forward to further bespoke developments for reporting in the future. The Collectif range may be vintage but their business solution? State-of-the-art!
"The system is fast, reliable and for all of this, FM Retail has been a key factor in helping us grow."
Guery Ferrufino, IT Manager