The national town centre vacancy rate reached 10.3 percent in July, its highest level since January 2015, according to new figures by the British Retail Consortium-Springboard footfall and vacancies monitor. Despite a slight increase by 0.1 percent on the previous quarter of 10.2 percent, total footfall […]

Outdoor apparel brand The North Face has unveiled its new global retail strategy, marked by the opening of a new exploration-themed store in the historic Soho neighbourhood of Manhattan. The new 8,000-square-foot store, which opened on Friday 9 August at 584 Broadway New York, has been designed as a […]

The Aldo Group, a Canadian-based footwear and accessories company, has announced that both Aldo and Call It Spring will phase out all single-use shopping bags from corporate stores globally, as part of the company's continued efforts toward sustainability. The new initiative encourages customers to […]

London-based bespoke tailor Benson and Clegg has unveiled its refurbished flagship store within the Piccadilly Arcade on Jermyn Street. The new store has been designed to offer an enhanced customer experience, while reflecting the rich history and heritage of the company, by creating a “relaxing but […]

Gap is set to celebrate 50 Years of Denim with an exclusive pop-up in London’s Soho throughout September, as part of the fashion retailer’s ‘It's Our Denim Now’ autumn campaign. The pop-up will be located at 52 Brewer Street and will sell the limited edition 1969 Premium Denim collection that features […]

UK shopping centre operator Intu has laid out plans for a 168 million pound renovation to its Intu Lakeside shopping centre in south Essex. The ambitious proposal, submitted to Thurrock Council in a planning application, will add approximately 40,000-square-metres of retail space to the shopping centre […]

Luxury modest e-tailer The Modist will be launching its first European pop-up at designer outlet Bicester Village from 12 August to 24 September. At the pop-up, The Modist will showcase collections from its own brand Layeur as well as a curated selection of pieces from leading luxury brands. “We are […]

Shopper numbers fell by 3.8 percent year-on-year in July, a slight improvement on the 3.9 percent deficit in June. According to Retail Traffic Index figures from Ipsos Retail Performance, hot weather during the first week of school holidays hit footfall hard, with shopper numbers in the last week of […]

Italian luxury fashion house Fendi is taking over the Shoe Heaven space in Harrods for the next six months to showcase its autumn/winter 2019 collection. Located on the Fifth Floor of the luxury department store, Fendi’s footwear pop-up has been designed to house the Maison’s most coveted new-season […]

Depop, the fashion marketplace app, has opened a physical retail space in London at Selfridges, following the success of its two physical spaces in the US in New York and Los Angeles, and marks the platform’s first branded retail space this side of the Atlantic. Open until the end of October, the Depop […]

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