URBN-owned fashion brands Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie have announced a partnership with Klarna to offer their European customers a ‘buy now, pay later’ payment service. The flexible payment option will be available to consumers in Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Customers […]

Champion Athleticwear has partnered up with Super Mario Bros to create a limited-edition capsule collection in celebration of 35 years of the video game. The limited-edition collection includes anoraks, crews, hoodies, joggers and t-shirts featuring retro Japanese box art graphics which were created […]

‘Buy now, pay later’ payment service Clearpay has announced partnerships with fashion retailers including the Arcadia Group (Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis), Signet (Ernest Jones and H Samuel), and jewellery retailer Pandora for the Christmas shopping period. Clearpay’s new […]

Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify has announced a new partnership with online payment group Alipay to support merchants with cross-border commerce. The new partnership will allow Shopify merchants to access new global customers, provide them with the opportunity to tap into the bigger shopping seasons […]

Sports Direct has launched its first-ever Christmas advert in a bid to showcase what it calls its new and fresh, elevated brand positioning and rebrand for 2021. The UK’s biggest sports and fitness retailer has invested 5 million pounds into its ‘Sports Starts Here’ Christmas campaign, as it looks to […]

The Scottish government is to place 11 councils in the west of the country into the toughest tier of Covid-19 restrictions, meaning non-essential retailers in those areas will be forced to close for three weeks. The following council areas will move from Level 3 to Level 4 restrictions at 6pm on Friday: […]

Sportswear retailer Puma has announced a new partnership with global superstar Dua Lipa who will join the company as a brand ambassador. In 2021, Dua Lipa will headline Puma’s new female-focused campaign, ‘She Moves Us’, which is all about women coming together and connecting through culture and sport. […]

H&M-owned brand Monki has announced the launch of a new recycling machine, the ‘Green Machine’, and has said it is the first brand to use the new technology to recycle mixed fibres on a large scale. The non-profit H&M Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel (HKRITA) collaborated […]

London-based sustainable and socially conscious online womenswear and maternity wear brands Baukjen and Isabella Oliver are swapping deals for good deeds this Black Friday. The annual shopping event, which this year takes place on November 27, usually sees brands and retailers slashing their prices, […]

A new study from Juniper Research has found that transaction values for physical goods sales online will grow from 3.3 trillion dollars in 2020 to 4.4 trillion dollars by 2025, a 33 percent growth fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has fundamentally altered customer behaviours towards e-commerce, […]

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