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WGSN Retail Experts

Erica Ng

Senior Editor, WGSN Insight Asia Pacific

Based in Hong Kong, Erica is a business journalist with eight years of experience covering retail, marketing and digital communications. At WGSN, she focuses on strategic analysis of retail and technology innovations across Asia Pacific. As an industry expert, she has spoken at regional events including Asia Fashion Summit, World Retail Congress and Retail Asia Expo. Prior to WGSN, she was editor of Marketing Magazine where she directed content production for Asia’s leading marketing trade journal. Erica is a millennial leading a hyper-connected lifestyle, and she has a Master Degree in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong.

Lorna Hall

Head of WGSN Insight

As Head of Insight at WGSN, Lorna Hall is responsible for a team of experts reporting on best practice and innovation across all forms of retail including online and offline strategies, store design, marketing and visual merchandising. Before joining WGSN in 2009, she was the executive editor of the UK's fashion trade magazine Drapers.

Allyson Rees

Senior Editor, Retail Lifestyles

Allyson Rees is the Senior Retail Lifestyles Editor at WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors. Previously, she was WGSN Fashion’s US Retail Editor and a freelance journalist, contributing consumer behavior, lifestyle, design and fashion features to publications including WWD, Fashionista, Los Angeles Confidential and The Impression. She has been a speaker at Fashion Rio, Premiere Vision New York and Parsons, The New School for Design, and her opinion on retail and trends has been quoted in The Associated Press, Vogue Brazil, Elle Brazil and Bloomberg News.

Sara Maggioni

Director of Retail & Buying

Sara graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Styling and Photography from London College of Fashion and has worked as a photographer for publications such as As Director of Retail & Buying, Sara heads up WGSN's What’s In Store directory, and compiles key reports such as seasonal buyers briefings.