Non-essential retailers in England will reopen in April as part of the country’s “cautious” plan to exit lockdown, prime minister Boris Johnson announced Monday afternoon. Speaking to MPs at the House of Commons, Johnson set out a four-step plan to ease lockdown restrictions in the coming months. In […]

H&M will focus on a new modern and relevant shopping experience for its store redesign which will debut at Festival Place, Basingstoke. The brand is strengthening its physical presence in the UK by renewing a lease in Festival Place, a 1.1 million square foot retail and leisure shopping centre in […]

Today, vintage and resale are becoming an established and formal element of the fashion industry. A recent report indicated that resale has grown 21x faster than traditional retail over the past three years. By 2023, the market is set to reach $51bn, growing at an annual projected rate of 16%. In 2020 […]

Northern Ireland’s lockdown has been extended again in an effort to drive down Covid cases, this time until 1 April. It’s more bad news for non-essential retailers who have been closed since the end of trading on Christmas Eve as part of what was then planned to be a six-week lockdown, but was last […]

Luxury platform Farfetch is partnering with innovative software company Wishi to create a digital styling experience that matches inventory with the right consumer via Wishi’s proprietary technology and styling team, all vetted and trained by Wishi co-founder and celebrity stylist, Karla Welch. The […]

Asos doubles Topshop and Topman offering, following its purchase of the two brands from Arcadia, and is launching a two-week international targeted customer awareness campaign. Topshop and Topman have been stocked on Asos since 2019 and the e-tailer is looking to inform customers of both brands that […]

John Lewis is set to close a further 8 stores of its remaining 42 store portfolio. It would be the equivalent of a 20 percent cut of its retail operations as the high street giant aims to save 300 million pounds per year to secure its future. The Sunday Times reported John Lewis is in negotiations with […]

Sales plummeted in the UK in January as stores remained shut amid the latest national lockdown, according to recent figures. January 2021 saw retail sales volumes decrease by 8.2 percent compared to December 2020, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Retail sales volumes remain 5.5 percent […]

Nigerian menswear brand David Wej is to open a standalone store in central London. The company, which specialises in bespoke tailoring, will open a 1,360 sq ft boutique on Great Portland Street, just north of Soho. The company said its expansion to London was natural choice, despite non-essential retailers […]

Zalando has expanded its pre-owned fashion platform Zircle to Sweden and Denmark as the demand for second-hand fashion continues to grow. Around half of Zalando’s customers in those markets said they would consider buying pre-owned fashion within the next six months, according to a survey by the German […]

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