The National Retail Federation expects retail sales made during the holiday season between November and December to increase between 3.8 and 4.2 percent in the U.S., compared to results from 2018. If the NRF's predictions are correct, holiday spending will grow to a total somewhere between 727.9 billion […]

Debenhams has announced that it will be holding an autism hour on 5 October between 11am and 12pm, when its stores will have music and tannoy announcements turned down, lights dimmed, and information shared about autism with staff and customers. Debenhams has joined the National Autistic Society's 2019 […]

Sneaker platform Goat has launched a Try-On feature in their app that uses AR technology to allow users to see what they’d look like wearing rare and exclusive sneakers. The new feature allows Goat’s over 20 million users to virtually try on some of the rarest Nike Dunks, such as Deftones, FLOM, Wu-Tang […]

Fashion emporium Browns is taking over an abandoned supermarket in Berlin for a three-day retail concept this November. In its third incarnation of Browns Nomad, an initiative to merge the digital and physical world via unique pop-up stores, its Berlin outpost will host a series of experiences and partnerships […]

UK high streets have suffered their worst September in eight years due to Brexit uncertainty, store closures, falling footfall and wet weather. According to the latest High Street Sales Tracker by advisory firm BDO LLP, total in-store like-for-likes fell by 3.1 percent this month from an already negative […]

Centre:MK has celebrated 40 years of trading through a weekend of events and the publication of its own trend report, Four Decades of Style As part of the celebration, the shopping destination hosted StyleFest, a mix of live entertainment, catwalk shows, beauty demonstrations, panel talks and seminars, […]

Sports Direct is to debut its new Frasers multi-brand store concept in a 94,000-square-foot flagship store in the Mander Centre, Wolverhampton. The multi-level store will become home to Frasers, Flannels, Sports Direct & USC brands, when its current occupier Debenhams departs in early 2020. Plans for […]

Luxury department store Selfridges is bringing augmented reality to men’s footwear. Auxiliary, a premium footwear label stocked by the store has launched ‘Continuous Play’, an AR campaign the first of its kind using Facebook’s Spark AR platform. Selfridges said in a statement it would “redefine immersive […]

Neiman Marcus has officially jumped on the clean beauty bandwagon. The Dallas-based luxury retailer has launched a new online shop called Neiman Marcus Clean Beauty as part of its main e-commerce site. This new digital offering will allow customers to more easily discover products that are free of certain […]

Karen Millen and Coast have reportedly closed all their stores and concessions after being bought by online fashion retailer Boohoo in August. Administrators from Deloitte confirmed to Drapers that a total of 32 Karen Millen and Coast stores in the UK shut on 29 September, while all their 117 UK concessions […]

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