British department store Marks & Spencer has rebranded its name in honour of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this Saturday. M&S is set to become Markle & Sparkle for one weekend only, from May 18 to 20. The department store group is set to officially unveil its rebrand on Friday, May 18 […]

Shopping online or at a brick and mortar store? For UK consumers, this is not an either-or situation, according to a survey conducted by e-commerce consultancy firm PushOn. 81 percent of the 1000 respondents believe brick and mortar stores are vital to the shopping experience, especially when purchasing […]

London - Zara has reopened its refurbished and revamped flagship store in London's Westfield Stratford, which features a new, pioneering approach to integrating its physical and online stores. The renewed flagship store has been specially designed to transform the customer experience by offering a seamless […]

With 500 million online shoppers, China is estimated to exceed the 1 trillion dollar mark in online sales in 2018. However, only 20 percent of retailers feel confident in their capability to succeed in the Chinese e-commerce market, according to a survey conducted by consulting firms Frost & Sullivan […]

London - Luxury fashion house Burberry has increased the number of store closures during the financial year to March 31, 2018. The heritage brand closed 34 stores across the globe during the year, including seven outlets. However, Burberry also opened 14 new stores throughout the year, bringing the […]

INTERACTIVE London - After trading for 12 years from London’s iconic King Roads, The Shop at Bluebird has opened its revamped flagship store, located at the historic Carriage Hall on Floral Street. The new 15,000 square foot flagship store is said to embody the brand’s “whimsical, expressive, free-spirited […]

The latest report from the Royal Mail reveals that 26 percent of British consumers are weekly online shoppers, compared to 22 percent last year. The Rail Mail states that there is no sign of online shopping slowing down, as two-thirds of consumers, 68 percent, also shop online at least once a month, […]

Harvey Nichols in partnership with Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies, has opened doors to a new store in Doha, Qatar. Located in Doha Festival City, the store is spread across 80,000 net sq. ft. of retail space, spanning over three floors showcasing a luxurious edit of womenswear, menswear, […]

London continues to reinforce its global appeal by claiming top spot in Europe in CBRE’s annual retail report, How Global is the Business of Retail, which identifies new retail brand openings. The report reveals that the UK capital saw 49 new retail entrants in 2017, placing it fourth globally behind […]

London - Italian designer Giambattista Valli has a new place to call home in London. The designer has opened his first stand-alone store in the UK on Sloane Street, London as he seeks to expand his eponymous label. The new flagship store is said to reflect other Giambattista Valli stores in Paris and […]