Regional political upheavals can cause global repercussions for fashion brands, as tourists forsake traveling to areas of disorder or disaster. In France that meant shoppers avoided Paris in the run-up to Christmas and January this year, as anti-governent protests rocked the country, costing luxury […]

New research from payments provider Klarna has revealed that 40 percent of shoppers say that just one bad experience would stop them from returning to a brand, showing that it is a struggle for retailers to retain customer loyalty as today’s shoppers increasingly have a “zero tolerance for a poor retail […]

British-based pre-owned luxury e-tailer, Xupes, which specialise in vintage handbags, timepieces and unique luxury jewellery, is teaming up with Dutch high-end department store, de Bijenkorf to open their first pop-up. De Bijenkorf, owned by Weston family, which also owns Britain’s Selfridges, Canada’s […]

Nearly a year ago Mike Ashley's Sports Direct firm brought House of Fraser out of administration in a deal costing 90 million pounds. It was meant to be the start of a turnaround for the embattled department store chain, with Ashley promising to turn it into the "Harrods of the high street." One year […]

Liberty, the iconic Tudor department store in the heart of London's Soho, has been sold in a deal valuing the luxury retailer at 300 million pounds. BlueGem Capital, a private equity group, bought the store for 32 million pounds in 2010 from MWB, a property investment and development business, and is […]

Tory Burch is expanding her Chinese retail footprint, and her next step in doing so is a new flagship on China's Tmall platform. Retail Tech Innovation Hub has reported that the brand now has a new flagship on the Alibaba-owned Tmall Luxury Pavilion Platform. This partnership is Tory Burch's first third […]

If Prime Day and similar mid-July flash savings events are the new Black Friday in July, that would make the back-to-school shopping season the summer equivalent of December holiday shopping. Data from the NRF projects back-to-school spending to reach 80.7 billion dollars, and clothing and accessories […]

After the opening of Philipp Plein's store in Phuket in 2016, the company has opened its second store in Thailand, this time in the country’s capital, Bangkok. This flagship is part of a strengthening strategy of the South East Asian market; the brand just opened a two floored boutique at Marina Bay […]

Retail Week’s ranking of the industry’s top 100 most influential individuals sees Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis top the 2019 Retail Week Retail 100 list. Ranking the sector’s 100 most influential individuals, the Retail 100 celebrates leaders who are transforming retail, speaking out, innovating, […]

Weekday has announced it will be entering the Polish market earlier than previously planned and will also be launching three UK stores expected to open late this year. In May, the brand announced its planned market entry into Poland in spring 2020 with a store in the heart of the Warsaw district of […]

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