Veganism is on the rise, so much so that a record number of non-vegans have adhered to Veganuary, a pledge to start the year by challenging oneself to follow a plant-based lifestyle for an entire month. No less than 250,000 pledges were made this year. Whether all these people actually managed to stick […]

Visual search firm Donde raised 6.5 million dollars in Series A funding following a partnership with Forever 21. Its partnership with the fast fashion brand allowed shoppers to search for items through selecting specific style attributes such as length or fit. Donde's tool works to transform the e-commerce […]

West End landlord Shaftesbury has announced that Columbia Sportswear, Izipizi and Subdued will all be opening new stores at London’s iconic Carnaby Street in the coming months. US brand Columbia Sportswear will open a 2,465 square foot European flagship store spanning two floors at 39 Carnaby Street, […]

Sustainable womenswear brand Reformation launched an innovative new campaign called Carbon is Canceled. The campaign uses retail credits to incentivize consumers to opt for renewable energy options in their homes. Reformation partnered with Arcadia Power and Native energy for the initiative, as a measure […]

Brands like Stitch Fix, Rent the Runway, Le Tote, and even Amazon, with Amazon Prime Wardrobe, have shown in recent years how subscription services can work in the fashion industry. Now, a new report by Royal Mail suggests that the business model is going from strength to strength, and forecasts that […]

INTERACTIVE Nothing less than creating a "radically" new shopping experience was the goal behind online fashion retailer Bonprix's new pilot store. Want to order your size into the fitting room via smartphone or have tags that change prices in real time along with the ones in the online shop? The store […]

Bennetts, the world's oldest department store founded in 1734, has entered administration. The Derbyshire-based company has appointed Bridgewood Financial Solutions after being hit by weakening consumer confidence, online competition and growing costs. According to the Retail Gazette, the administrators […]

Valentine’s Day has arrived early at Selfridges, where a new art installation gives way to an intimate bar where shoppers can mingle, mull over their purchases, or perhaps meet that special someone. The new Daido Lip Bar is part of the Selfridges State of The Arts initiative, bringing an experiential […]

Construction on London’s third Westfield department store has been delayed again and is unlikely to begin until 2020, according to the Sutton and Croydon Guardian. Leader of the Croydon Council, Tony Newman, told the news outlet that he wasn’t sure when the construction of the 1.4 billion pound construction, […]

British online fashion retailer MatchesFashion is to open a pop up store during the Frieze art fair in Los Angeles. The temporary boutique will be reminiscent of its store on Carlos Place, in London's Mayfair. The store will open 15-17 February at Paramount Studios, and be a curation of new designers […]

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