Earlier this month, Uniqlo had shut 370 of its stores in mainland China due to coronavirus outbreak. This past week, Uniqlo has reopened about 100 of those stores, while the rest still remained closed due to fear of coronavirus. China had become a key growth market for Uniqlo as they were facing slower […]

Diane von Furstenberg has entered a new partnership that will allow the brand to offer customers a more streamlined in-store experience, with the help of omnichannel services. The ready-to-wear brand has teamed with NewStore, an Omnichannel-as-a-Service cloud platform that offers connected order management […]

Consumers consider the resale value of items when they shop. According to Poshmark's recent social shopping report, "2020: The Year of Social Shopping," 76 percent of the platform's users think about an item's resale value before purchasing. Drawing on insights from over 8,000 shoppers surveyed across […]

Twenty-three brands, including Boss, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Levi’s and Mint Velvet, have signed up to open at a new 90 million pound, 250,000-square-foot designer outlet village set to open in the north of England in 2021. Scotch Corner Designer Village will be situated on one of the […]

Fitness clothing brand Gymshark has confirmed that its first retail store will be opening in London on February 28. The pop-up, dubbed Gymshark LDN, will be located on Long Acre, Covent Garden and will run for four weeks, until March 29. In a statement on the brand’s website, Gymshark said: “For four […]

Fast fashion giant Primark heavily relies on China for its supplies of clothing and accessories. Despite parent company AB foods stating it is on track to post full year figures, there are concerns to look for suppliers outside China amid the coronavirus outbreak. Nigel Frith, a senior market analyst […]

Premium sportswear brand Castore is continuing its expansion into the mainstream with the opening of its second store in Liverpool One. The British sportswear brand, which tennis player Andy Murray is a shareholder in, is set to open its first store outside of London in April after signing up for a […]

The tectonic plates of the luxury fashion market are in continual shift leaving brands scrambling to react in order to remain relevant. The idea of conscious luxury is one that didn’t exist fifteen or twenty years ago. The assumption was that a luxury item was conscious by its very nature: the quantity […]

Mango has opened the doors of its refurbished and expanded store in downtown Amsterdam’s Magna Plaza shopping centre. The contemporary store has been designed with a focus on open and dynamic space and has been doubled in size to 650 square metres. It also now includes the Spanish brand’s menswear range, […]

Loro Piana is opening a flagship store in Tokyo's luxury Ginza shopping district. The store will open this May. The four-level store's façade was designed by Japanese architect Jun Aoki, and was inspired by scarf. Loro Piana currently has 171 stores worldwide. To celebrate the opening of the Tokyo flagship, […]

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