To mark its 50th anniversary next year, luxury retailer Browns has announced it will be relocating its flagship from South Molton Street, in London's West End, to a new space just around the corner at 39 Brook Street. Browns said its new four-floor store will be a space “where customer experience is […]

Japanese retailer Uniqlo has confirmed that it will open its first Italian store in Milan in September. The 16,100 square foot store over three floors will be located on Piazza Cordusio, a short walking distance from Piazza Duomo in Milan’s city centre. The flagship will officially open on September […]

After musical artist SZA took to Twitter to share that she felt racially profiled at a Sephora store in Calabassas, California, the multi-brand beauty retailer is closing its stores, distribution centers and corporate offices on June 5 to provide diversity training for its employees. The cosmetic retailer […]

The latest figures from global retail consultancy Ipsos Retail Performance show that store visits over the May Day bank holiday were up by 8.4 percent compared to the same time last year. According to the May retail traffic index (RTI), retail footfall held up well in May, falling by only -2.3 percent […]

Amazon is launching a programme to help small online businesses grow by bringing them to the high street in the form of pop-up stores. Amazon partnered with small business support group Enterprise Nation, Direct Line for Business and Square to create the programme, called Clicks and Mortar, which will […]

American fashion and lifestyle brand Urban Outfitters is set to open its first Central European store in Warsaw, Poland. The new 860 square metre flagship store is part of Elektrownia Powiśle, a 54,000 square metre shopping centre in the city centre. As well as its stores in Canada, Israel, Pakistan, […]

British jewelry brand Monica Vinader has opened its second New York City boutique. Located on the Upper East Side at 989 Madison, the 650-square foot retail space is set alongside boutiques of Gabriela Hearst and Vera Wang. Monica Vinader has been steadily growing is business in the U.S. The brand recently […]

French luxury house Dior has opened a pop-up boutique in the jetset location that is Mykonos, in the Greek Islands. The popular holiday destination sees the brand housed in a pristine stone white villa where it will display and sell its summer collection of ready-to-wear and accessories. Also merchandised […]

In times of digitisation, brick and mortar stores take on a new role: The experience moves into the centre of its raison d'être. What impact does this have on the design of new stores? What must the shops of the future do to lure customers from their sofas and into the city for shopping? We have asked […]

For many travellers, holiday destinations are synonymous with purchasing counterfeit luxury goods. It's as if when visiting abroad that those ubiquitous market stalls selling fake Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel bags become enticing. Glazed with the idea to have stumbled upon a high-end bargain, there […]

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