Self-Portrait has chosen Mayfair, London, as the location for its first stand-alone physical store, where the design concept for its future stores have been revealed. The two-story space features unfired clay plasters across vast walls, providing the interior with a raw, textured canvas against which […]

Chinese high-end ready-to-wear brand Icicle has expanded internationally with the opening of its first European flagship in the heart of Paris, on Avenue George-V, within the Triangle d’Or area. Founded in Shanghai in 1997, Icicle has become known for its minimal and contemporary style for men and women, […]

Consumer card spending overtook cash spending in 2018, according to new research from the British Retail Consortium, with cash payments dropping to third place behind debit and credit card spending. The Payment Survey reveals that debit cards remain the most popular method of payment, accounting for […]

Contemporary womenswear label Saloni has opened its first bricks-and-mortar store in London, with a six-month pop-up on London’s Sloane Street. Saloni Lodha, designer of her eponymous label Saloni, will be showcasing her current collections alongside its signature classic styles, as well as a monthly […]

RESALE TUESDAYSThe stigma against second hand apparel and footwear is quickly becoming a thing of the past: according to a recent report by resale platform ThredUp, the market has grown 21 times faster than first hand fashion retail over the past three years and is expected to grow from 24 billion US […]

Sports Direct has strongly denied claims made by The Telegraph that the Mike Ashley-owned company plans to close more its House of Fraser stores after the Christmas trading period. The British newspaper said “almost all House of Fraser stores” could close after Christmas, adding that seven sites are […]

H&M has chosen Minsk as the location of its first store in Belarus, extending the reach of the Swedish fast-fashion giant to 73 markets. The new 1,757-square-metre store spans two floors and is located in the Galleria Minsk shopping centre. It features womenswear, menswear and kidswear. Commenting on […]

British fashion and lifestyle brand L.F.Markey is to open a pop-up store on Monmouth Street in Covent Garden’s Seven Dials in November. The pop-up space follows the opening of the brand’s first permanent bricks-and-mortar store in Dalston in January, where its own-label apparel is displayed alongside […]

Against the background of challenging market conditions, Scotch & Soda said, its total revenues decreased by 3 percent to 328,7 million euros (3,608 million dollars). The company added to the statement that it significantly invested in the financial year 2018-19 to further support the transformation […]

Last month John Lewis warned of worsening conditions on the high street as it continues to face challenging sales. The retailer now is turning to its landlords to share its financial burdens. The John Lewis Partnership, which includes supermarket chain Waitrose, is restructuring its management teams […]

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