INTERVIEW Avail, the first Belgian social e-commerce platform to bring fashion lovers and emerging brands closer together through micro-stores compiled by curators, was launched on Tuesday. FashionUnited spoke to Noëmie Haverhals, Avail’s CEO and a millennial, about the new generation of consumers, […]

British property development firm Hammerson has announced it is planning a 2 million pound upgrade to the Grand Central shopping centre in central Birmingham. The first phase of the project will be delivered in October, and will focus on upgrades to the internal walkway of New Street Mall, including […]

More than 90 percent of shoppers have concerns when it comes to shopping via social media, yet nearly one-third of them still use it as a shopping platform, new research reveals. Payment security (59 percent), the quality of goods (56 percent) safety of their personal details (55 percent) and buying […]

Swedish footwear brand Vagabond Shoemakers is expanding its digital presence in the U.S. market later this month. It will launch an online concept store in the country, as well as an exclusive collection through e-commerce retailer Need Supply Co. on September 25. The women's shoe brand has prioritized […]

Swedish fashion giant H&M has confirmed it will trial selling external brands. The news was first reported by Swedish news site after seeing a job advertisement for the position of Head of External Brands H&M on the fast-fashion retailer's website. The ad is looking for someone who will be […]

Plans have been unveiled for a new 195,000-square-foot designer village to be built in the Cotswolds. The plans, from Cheltenham-based developer Robert Hitchins Ltd and leading European outlet operating company ROS Retail Outlet Shopping, show the Designer Outlet Cotswolds would be built at junction […]

Luxury childrenswear brand Quinn Harper is to open its debut brick-and-mortar store this month in London. The 1,019-square-foot store is located at 331 Kings Road in Chelsea, and its opening coincides with the launch of the new brand’s e-commerce business. The space will showcase Quinn Harper’s decadent […]

International shoppers from Thailand and Qatar 'significantly’ increased their spending per transaction in the UK in August compared to the same time last year. The figures, from tax-free shopping expert Global Blue, found that shoppers visiting the UK from Thailand, an emerging market, spent an average […]

French fashion brand Sandro has opened its first flagship store in the United States in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. The location is centered on craftsmanship, which reflects the history and evolution of the brand. According to an announcement from the brand, this location will carry an exclusive […]

L'Agence has landed at Selfridges with a pop-up in the famed department store's denim studio. As L'Agence has found success across America, the brand is now setting its sights on Europe for expansion. Although L'Agence has more than several standalone stores of their own, the brand is primarily wholesale […]

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