Belgian brand Essentiel Antwerp has opened its first standalone UK store at 27a Sloane Square in London. The new 185 square metre space spans two floors and houses the brands full women’s ready-to-wear and accessories collection, offering Essentiel Antwerp’s quirky Belgium charm to the UK for the first […]

H&M has added one more market to its retail footprint: Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Swedish fast fashion giant opened its first store in the country at the Delta Planet shopping mall, located in Banja Luka, Bosnia’s second largest city. "We have been waiting for this for a long time and we are glad to […]

Iconic department store Galeries Lafayette is bound to start a new chapter this Thursday, when it moves to the building formerly occupied by Virgin Megastore on Paris’ most famous avenue, Champs-Elysées. The company expects the new flagship to attract an average of 300,000 daily visitors, considering […]

Lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer FatFace has opened the doors of its newly refurbished and upsized store at Cardiff’s St David’s. The FatFace store now has twice as big a footprint as before thanks to the installation of a brand-new mezzanine level for menswear. Additionally, the upsized […]

Tommy Hilfiger is turning away from direct-to-consumer brick-and-mortar retail. Today, the American brand is closing the doors to its four-level New York flagship on major shopping street Fifth Avenue, and next it will close its Miami store on Collins Avenue. Tommy Hilfiger had operated its New York […]

The total cost of crime and crime prevention for British retailers increased by 12 percent to 1.9 billion pounds last year - equivalent to approximately 20 percent of the estimated profits of the entire industry - according to a new report by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The survey of 11,000 […]

British jewellery chain Links of London has reportedly called in advisers from Deloitte as the company faces collapse. According to The Sunday Times, the struggling retailer is considering launching a CVA to reduce rents and close stores. A collapse could put as many as 500 jobs at risk. The company […]

China and Italy are strengthening their relationship where it concerns fashion and retail. The AliExpress portal, Alibaba's web retail platform, is officially launching in Italy in March, the first country outside of China, although the portal has been operational for some time. "The Italian project […]

American consumers are more open to buy and sell secondhand apparel than ever before: the resale market has grown 21 times faster than the retail fashion market over the past three years and is projected to grow from 24 billion US dollars to 51 billion US dollars in the next five years, according to […]

Contemporary Swedish fashion label Filippa K has launched a new brand website that offers an optimised and personalised shopping experience for its global audience, as part of its strategy to provide “a start of the art and customer-focused experience both off and online”. The new-look website, which […]

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