High-end fashion retailer Flannels has been granted 125,000 pounds relief from business rates tariffs by a local council to prevent one of its sites remaining derelict. Flannels, which is owned and operated by Sports Director founder Mike Ashley, converted a former nightclub into a store when it purchased […]

It looks like the challenge facing the UK high street is set to continue this Christmas, with footfall in December predicted to drop by 4.2 percent, according to new figures by retail intelligence company Springboard. The predicted drop in footfall, which is steeper than last December’s 3.5 percent […]

The “gilets jaunes” (yellow vests) are taking a heavy toll on French retail. Retailers have lost approximately 1 billion euros (1.13 billion US dollars) since the protests began around a month ago, according to a statement by the French Retail Federation. “We must expect a new slowdown of economic growth […]

EXCLUSIVETommy Hilfiger is changing the way it does retail. With floor-to-ceiling interactive monitors, personalised embroidery stations and even a cafe, it’s safe to say that the US label’s revamped Amsterdam store is a peek into the future of retail. While the official opening of the store is set […]

Farfetch has launched a visual search feature called See It, Snap It, Shop It. With the in-app tool, shoppers can upload an image of a product they want, then the app analyzes it and offers either the specific product or a similar style through the Farfetch online retail site. With this new tool, Farfetch […]

Hugo Boss Group’s upper-premium apparel and accessories brand Hugo is set to open a 3,550 square foot store at the newly extended intu Watford shopping centre. Intu signed Hugo for a space in its new 180 million pound, 400,000 square foot retail and leisure extension, and say that the store will open […]

Following November's Black Friday shopping extravaganza, and with Brexit on the horizon, it looks like UK retail is still a little shaky. According to Barclaycard, clothing spend in the UK contracted by 2.9 percent in November, its biggest drop since October 2017. Breaking the categories down, family […]

While London remains one of the most expensive cities and real estate locations in the world, it must do all it can to attract smaller brands and businesses. Many cannot afford to set up shop in the fashionable capital, simply because it is unattainable to do so with sky-high rents, council tax, business […]

Givenchy has opened its first flagship in the UK, at 165 New Bond Street in London. Spaced over two converted 18th century buildings, the red staircase is as impressive as its large windows and baby pink menswear room. The new London stores channels the Maison’s vision of artistic director Claire Waight […]

Macy’s is withdrawing from China completely by the end of this year. After shutting down its Shanghai store in 2015 and taking down its standalone Chinese website in June, the American department store has decided to also stop operating within Alibaba’s marketplace Tmall. In a statement published on […]

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