Mango has announced it will branch into homeware, with its first collection set to launch in April. The Spanish fashion retailer said the collection will draw inspiration from Mediterranean lifestyle and culture, and will include bed linen, duvet covers, cushions, blankets, towels, bathrobes, candles […]

John Lewis and Waitrose have launched over 100 virtual services and experiences “to entertain the nation while we are stuck indoors for the third national lockdown”. New virtual classes, events and experiences offered by the British retail giant include sewing machine classes for beginners, expert styling […]

UK retail sales hit a record 25-year low in 2020 during a year plagued by prolonged store closures. For the whole year, total sales fell 0.3 percent compared with 2019, a record low since records began in 1995, according to the latest BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor. That drop was driven by non-food items, […]

Retailer John Lewis has announced that it is temporarily suspending its click and collect services based within its department stores. In a statement, the retailer said that it was “conscious of the increased need to remove reasons for non essential travel during the current lockdown, to help encourage […]

Italian luxury label Versace has opened the doors of a new boutique on Zurich’s exclusive shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse. The two-story boutique spans 204 square meters and houses the label’s women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections. The store’s interior, designed following the concept […]

Now in lockdown 3.0, closed retailers are seeing a growing decline in footfall, which last week was -27.1 percent from the week before, and -23.2 percent from the previous week. Data from Springboard show footfall declined by -35 percent in shopping centres, -26 percent in high streets and -21.3 percent […]

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and global lockdowns, brick-and-mortar became the last point of focus for more retailers. Not only did some stores temporarily close, but others closed permanently as companies unloaded stores that were low performing even before the pandemic and broke leases on […]

Total year-on-year footfall in the UK plummeted by 43.4 percent in 2020 due to lockdowns enforced to slow the spread of Covid-19. In the important “Golden quarter”, from October and December, footfall fell by almost half (48.4 percent) compared to the same period in 2019, according to the BRC-Shoppertrak […]

London-based designer Kaushik Velendra has brought his Made-to-Order services online, allowing customers to view and shop current and past collections, and book one-on-one appointments with the creative director. Velendra is known for creating impactful designs and reshaping the idea of modern menswear. […]

The British Property Federation (BPF) has written to the government urging it to overhaul UK insolvency rules. In a letter to corporate responsibility minister Lord Callanan, the group warned that the flexibility of the UK’s insolvency framework had led to an “abuse” of CVA processes which disproportionately […]

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