RESALE TUESDAYSThe stigma against second hand apparel and footwear is quickly becoming a thing of the past: according to a recent report by resale platform ThredUp, the market has grown 21 times faster than first hand fashion retail over the past three years and is expected to grow from 24 billion US […]

INTERVIEW Luxury multi-brand boutique, Kirna Zabête just celebrated its 20th anniversary, and invited guests to their Broome Street flagship to sip champagne and Aperol Spritz while shopping the latest Fall/Winter collections and listening to a playlist by Harley Viera Newton. Elsewhere in luxury retail, […]

INTERVIEWThe luxury market is an area of growth within fashion; in the 12 months that ended June 30, 2018, the top 100 luxury companies generated 247 billion dollars in revenue and BrandZ’s report of the 100 most valuable global brands in 2019 noted luxury as the fastest growing category. There are […]

INTERVIEWShowfields connects an ongoing rotation of emerging and digitally-native brands with New York City shoppers through immersive retail experiences. The innovative multibrand retail store, which launched in 2018, takes up a four-story space at 11 Bond Street, where it offers brands assistance […]

IN-DEPTHThose following the fashion industry closely have probably noticed the name Klarna popping up again and again among the headlines. The Swedish fintech company, which raised 460 million US dollars (approximately 368 million pounds) in equity funding in August, has announced a series of fashion […]

INTERVIEWEarlier this month, at an analyst day held for Wall Street in New York, Gap announced that it plans to use analytics and machine learning to attract younger consumers to get the best yield out of a promotional retail environment. Tom Bloomfield, the Talent Acquisition Manager at Gap tells FashionUnited […]

Jewellery brand Pandora has unveiled the first of its new store concepts in Birmingham with a retail design that aims to encourage “discovery and collecting”. Following a complete refurbishment, the Birmingham Bullring store has changed everything from colour choices to the lighting, and interior design […]

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay has confirmed plans to close its Dutch stores by the end of the year. A total of 15 stores will be closed and 1,424 jobs will be lost. Hudson’s Bay employees in the Netherlands were informed of the news on Thursday afternoon, according to trade union CNV. "Especially because […]

British fashion brand Fred Perry is set to open a 1,541-square-foot-store on Camden High Street in October. The new Camden location will stock popular items from the brand such as The M3, the original one colour Fred Perry polo shirt and The M12 - the signature twin tipped polo shirt. The British brand […]

INTERVIEW Avail, the first Belgian social e-commerce platform to bring fashion lovers and emerging brands closer together through micro-stores compiled by curators, was launched on Tuesday. FashionUnited spoke to Noëmie Haverhals, Avail’s CEO and a millennial, about the new generation of consumers, […]

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