As consumers increasingly seek sustainable products, new research reveals that 69 percent of shoppers are now willing to purchase more secondhand pieces in the future and that consumers’ wardrobes will increasingly comprise secondhand clothing, from 21 percent in 2020 to 27 percent in 2023. That’s according […]

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced that it will bring its 11.11 shopping festival to international audiences outside China through a series of livestreamed events. The annual shopping event, now in its 12th year, is looking to boost growth and consumer engagement for online and offline merchants, […]

Etsy is the latest retailer to offer its shoppers the option of buy-now-pay-later through Klarna. The payment solution will allow shoppers to pay for their Etsy purchases in interest-free installments. Shoppers in the U.S. will now be able to select to pay through Klarna at checkout for purchases between […]

The Republic of Ireland has announced a new six-week lockdown as the country, like many in Europe, faces a rapid increase in Covid-19 cases. As of Wednesday night/Thursday morning, the country is being placed on Level 5 - the highest level - of the country’s ‘Plan for Living with Covid’. The government […]

Retailers in the UK spent 1.1 billion pounds to accept payments from customers in 2019, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), which is calling on the government to take action. According to the trade body’s latest Payment Survey, card use rose steadily from 54 percent of transactions in […]

All non-essential retailers in Wales are to close for two weeks as part of a new “firebreak” initiative to “regain control of coronavirus”, first minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The Welsh government said the “short, sharp” action is “needed to save lives and prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed” […]

Contemporary French menswear label De Fursac has opened its first boutique outside of France in London. The 860 square foot boutique in Chelsea, London will be home to the label’s tailoring, urban casual and eveningwear collections. Commenting on the opening, Alix Le Naour, artistic director of De Fursac, […]

OPINIONWith the threat of second wave of the pandemic looming and increased Government restrictions disrupting footfall on the high street, the immediate future of fashion retail is uncertain. The brands that succeed in these trying times will be those that place as much emphasis on customer experience […]

Authentic Brands Group has announced a new partnership with AR Holdings to expand the presence of Forever 21 in the region of Latin America. A leading retail operator in the region, AR Holdings will help drive the brand across ecommerce, wholesale and 26 retail locations in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, […]

Nordstrom is expanding its holiday offering to include Christmas trees. The retailer has teamed with Christmas decor brand Balsam Hill to introduce Christmas tree lots to 21 of its stores across 13 states. This marks the first time Nordstrom will sell a full assortment of Christmas trees, and the first […]

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