A year of sustainability advancements across the fashion industry shouldn’t come to a halt at Christmas, arguably the most unsustainable time of the year. Surplus packaging, endless purchases of non-needed items, the annual tree that is chopped down to decorate our living rooms for a fortnight before […]

Online retailer Asos has confirmed that it is extending its partnership with payments provider Klarna to allow its customers in the UK the option to pay in pay in 3 monthly instalments, completely interest and fee-free. Klarna’s Pay in 3, will allow Asos customers to pay the first payment at the point […]

It can take years to turn around an ailing department store group, as parent company Sports Direct has discovered since acquiring House of Fraser. Since its purchase one year ago, some stores are yet to pay rent and remain unsustainable. “We are doing as much as we can to realistically save as many […]

British comfort footwear brand Hotter Shoes has announced a new strategy to make decisions based on consumer wants. The company teamed with First Insight, a digital product testing and decision-making platform, to gather consumer-driven predictive analytics to more accurately design, buy and price decisions […]

Pre-Christmas discounting has reached an all-time record, according to research from Deloitte. An average of 43.8 percent discount is currently applicable across all retail, but could top 50 percent by Christmas Eve. Mid- and end-of-season autumn sales into December, combined with a record Black Friday […]

China enjoyed a better-than-expected pick-up in the key retail and industrial sectors in November, data showed Monday, providing a further boost to Beijing after finally agreeing a mini trade pact with the United States last week. The readings come at the end of a tough year for the world's number two […]

A Kate Spade New York pop-up store and a new Mint Velvet boutique have opened at Liverpool One. Kate Spade New York has opened a 2,625-square-foot store at 26 Peter’s Lane, marking the luxury label’s first dedicated pop-up in the UK, and its first-ever boutique outside of London and Scotland. The space […]

Philip Green’s Arcadia has announced it has completed the refinancing of its 310 million pound loan on its flagship Topshop store on London's Oxford Street. In a short statement released on Friday, the company said: “The Arcadia Group Ltd is pleased to confirm it has completed the refinancing of its […]

While some consumers, brands and retailers reject big sales events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday as environmentally damaging and decide to opt out, others jump right in and count the days until the big event, ready to give deep discounts on retailer side and ready to spend on consumer side. FashionUnited […]

Contemporary French menswear label De Fursac, which was acquired by the SMCP Group in September, has opened its first store in the UK with a pop-up in Selfridges, marking its first steps to expand internationally. Located on the first floor of Selfridges London, the 355 square foot pop-up is situated […]

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