Boots is aiming to transform the “face of high street beauty” by transforming its biggest beauty halls with a “new and inspirational” look. From April, Boots will refit 25 of its biggest beauty halls by removing traditional beauty counters and replacing them with “trending zones” and “discovery areas” […]

One of Zara’s largest stores to date has opened its doors at Intu Lakeside. The 35,000 square foot store, which spans two floors and features the brand's full range of womenswear, menswear and kidswear, is the latest to join the line-up at Intu Lakeside in Essex following the shopping destination’s […]

The number of UK shoppers visiting high streets, retail parks and shopping centres fell by 2.0 percent in February, a significant drop compared to last year’s 0.2 percent drop, marking the fifteenth month of consecutive decline. According to the latest data from retail intelligence specialist Springboard, […]

Swiss premium eyewear label, VIU, is opening a London flagship, adding to its 30-store network across Switzerland, Germany, Scandinavia and Austria. VIU has secured a lease for a boutique at 5-6 Upper James Street on the Northside of Golden Square in London to become the brand’s first outlet in the […]

French lifestyle brand Lacoste, which last week debut its first collection by new British creative director Louise Trotter, is continuing its retail expansion in the UK, with a new store in London’s Covent Garden and an opening in the north of the country with a new boutique in the Meadowhall Shopping […]

Gift cards continue to be a growing and powerful consumer gifting method, especially for younger consumers, according to the latest research published by the UK Gift Card and Voucher Association (UKGCVA), compiled by GlobalData. The research found that young consumers are driving the frequency of gift […]

Farfetch has unveiled a new website with the launch of ‘Farfetch Communities,’ which will see bespoke content curated by the platform’s global community of tastemakers including actress Chloë Sevigny, actor rapper and activist Riz Ahmed, model and activist Adwoa Aboah, and artist and skater Blondey […]

Harrods, the iconic Knightsbidge department store, has launched a new podcast series where it explores the ideas of what luxury means today. Called “Harrods: True Tales of Luxury," the six episode series seeks to ask the true meaning of luxury, answering questions such as whether it is craftsmanship […]

Warm weather and Valentine’s Day did little to boost fashion sales in February, according to BDO’s latest High Street Sales Tracker. In-store like-for-like fashion sales declined by 3.5 percent in February from an already-poor base of -1.9 percent last year. Overall in-store sales declined 3.7 percent, […]

Charlotte Russe will be closing down all of its stores. The American fast fashion brand, which has been around for 40 years and caters mainly to teens, has been struggling financially for some time. It had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy early last month along with plans to shutter 94 of its stores. […]

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