Shares at Ted Baker have dropped to a three-year low following allegations of harassment made against founder Ray Kelvin, 62. A petition, created by staff of Ted Baker on, claims that Kelvin had made staff feel “uncomfortable” through a culture of “forced hugs and kisses” at the company. […]

London - House of Fraser owner Mike Ashley spoke to parliament this week to give evidence about the UK's ailing high streets. Ashley, who faced criticism for his company's takeover of struggling retailer House of Fraser, told MPs: “It’s not my fault the high street is dying. We have to realise the High […]

Swedish fashion brand J.Lindeberg has opened a pop-up store at luxury fashion retailer Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge. The 107 square foot pop-up, marks the brand’s first pop up store in collaboration with Harvey Nichols and will stay open for 2 weeks. Harvey Nichols currently sells J.Lindeberg across […]

H&M is expanding the customer experience in its brick and mortar stores. The international retailer has just introduced a concept cafe to its Westfield White city store in London. Called It's Pleat, the cafe is the first H&M has introduced to London, yet the fourth globally. The brand's first cafe debuted […]

House of Fraser (HoF) has confirmed that its flagship Manchester store which was set to be shut amidst a spate of HoF closures will in fact remain open, saving around 568 jobs, the Manchester Evening News reported. It was announced in October that the iconic 182-year-old ‘Kendals’ store would be closed […]

US footwear brand Android Homme has expanded its UK reach with its products rolling out in four exclusive concessions in Selfridges Manchester, Trafford Centre, Birmingham and Fenwick Newcastle. The new Selfridges concessions occupy a total of four stores and offer a curated selection of the LA brand’s […]

Fashion retailers such as Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Zara and Mango had to evacuate customers and shut their doors last Saturday (December 1) as the third weekend of protests in Paris became violent. About 5,000 gilets jaunes (“yellow vests”) marched down the famous avenue on Saturday, manifesting […]

It looks like there’s more bad news for UK independent retailers, as the number of independent stores continues to drop across the UK, according to data released by the British Independent Retailers Association (bira) and the Local Data Company (LDC). Their statistics show that while independent retailers […]

Black Friday sales are more dependent on strategy than they are on pricing. Retailers saw one of the most successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday results in history this year. There was a new record of 7.9 billion dollars spent on Cyber Monday sales, according to Adobe Analytics. Despite this, some […]

Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta is set to open a six-floor flagship store in Tokyo on December 8, to be located at 5-6-1 Ginza Chuo-Ku. The upcoming store will be the label’s largest one in Asia, featuring men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, handbags, eyewear, footwear, fragrances, jewelry […]

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