INTERACTIVE Times are changing in retail office space: inflexible tasks in tiny, uninspiring offices are now a thing of the past. The contemporary working environment demands flexibility and self-innovation of employees. The Hugo Boss campus in Metzingen, Germany, which employs 2500 people, has been […]

Salvatore Ferragamo has launched a store on the Chinese platform JD.com. The store features footwear, leather goods, silk and accessories, including limited-edition Flower Heel flat shoes, available exclusively at JD.com. In a statement, JD.com also informed that shoppers who buy Salvatore Ferragamo’s […]

H&M has entered the Ukrainian market. The fast fashion brand’s very first store in the country opened last Saturday, August 18. Spanning over 2900 square meters, the store offers a selection of fashion and accessories for men, women and kids, as well as homeware items from the brand H&M Home. “We have […]

UPDATE The new shopping district at King’s Cross, Coal Drops Yard has confirmed that the development is now more than 80 percent let, as four more fashion and lifestyle brands sign up for stores. Located within the historic buildings and arches directly adjacent to Granary Square and Regent’s Canal, […]

British fashion retailer River Island has confirmed that it is launching a homeware collection for the first time for autumn/winter 2018 in selected stores and online. Launching in October, River Island Home will feature a 160-piece collection, which will showcase the brand’s “signature style and handwriting” […]

ANALYSIS Last week, VF Corporation decided to spin off its denim brands Wrangler and Lee, forming two separate, independent companies. While VF said the new company, yet to be named, has significant potential for growth, market analysts quickly attributed the move to declining denim sales, with many […]

One country’s woes are a luxury shopper’s gain. As Turkey fights for its sliding lira, international luxury shoppers are taking advantage of its attractive prices for designer goods. Queues outside Chanel and Louis Vuitton this week saw Chinese, Middle Eastern and a plethora of nationalities hoping […]

House of Fraser, which was acquired by Sports Direct last week, has taken its website offline. Visitors are greeted with the following message: “we’re currently working hard to make some improvements to the website. Don’t worry, we will be back up and running as soon as possible. While we’re otherwise […]

House of Fraser, which was acquired by Sports Direct last week, has taken its website offline. Visitors are greeted with the following message: “we’re currently working hard to make some improvements to the website. Don’t worry, we will be back up and running as soon as possible. While we’re otherwise […]

Fashion and homeware retailer Next has opened one of its largest UK stores as part of Intu Merry Hill’s multi-million-pound transformation programme. Next began conversion of the 55,000 square foot former Sainsbury’s site last year into what it is calling a “state-of-the-art” store, incorporating a […]