British footwear and accessories brand Dune says it has not shied away from including heels in its SS21 collection despite a consumer shift towards more casual looks during the pandemic. The company said that while its SS21 range features a broad range of casual and trend-led pieces, it also includes […]

Lend Lease Retail Partnership (LLRP), a fund managed by Lendlease, has announced the signing of European footwear retailer Deichmann at Touchwood Solihull. Located opposite Schuh on the Crescent Arcade, the new 15,200-square-foot store will open in late Spring and will carry a broad selection of Deichmann’s […]

Amazon has opened an Amazon Fresh store in the UK, the first of the retail giant’s cashierless stores to open outside of the US. The 2,500-square-foot grocery store, located in Ealing, London, offers what Amazon has aptly called ‘Just Walk Out Shopping’. Customers use the Amazon app to enter the store. […]

The growth of genderless and unisex fashion brands is a sign of the times that the constructs of who-wears-what is evolving. Gen Z especially has embraced wearing clothing they feel comfortable in rather than what has been designated to them based on their sex. Constructs of masculinity and femininity […]

There has been a surge in online fashion shopping in the UK, particularly for sunny weather-related products, following the announcement of England’s roadmap out of lockdown, new data reveals. According to UK software company Salesfire, the fashion and travel industries both received sales boosts since […]

Comme Des Garçons-owned concept store Dover Street Market has opened a new shop at 54 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris. The new, small space, aptly called Dover Little Street Market, showcases seven brands that are part of the Dover Street Market Paris Company’s brand development division, an incubator […]

The third collaboration of pop star Beyonce with sportswear giant Adidas, ”Icy Park”, which launched on 19th February, has already been able to generate brisk demand on resale platform StockX, including earlier drops. Some pieces from the collection - such as the reversible monogram bucket hat - sold […]

One day it will be that time again: retail staff will raise the blinds for the first time in months, unlock the entrance doors and open them wide. And then? Will anyone show up? Avantgarde managing director Martin Schnaack on the most important success factors for stationary retail and how stores now […]

Adidas has expanded its streetwear-inspired app Confirmed to the UK, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. The app, which Adidas debuted in August 2020 in the US before expanding it months later to China, taps into the burgeoning streetwear sneaker market and is dedicated to product […]

Warm weather has inspired shoppers to come out, despite store closures during the latest lockdown. Footfall to the UK’s high street rose 15.9 percent last week, more than double that of shopping centres, which saw a rise of 6 percent. The Average footfall across all destination rose 11 percent, down […]

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