Budget fashion and lifestyle retailer Primark has signed a lease for 60,000 square foot of space at Bluewater in Kent, which will feature a sales area of more than 46,000 square foot. Due to open in 2019 on Bluewater’s Thames Walk, Primark will offer women’s, men’s and children’s fashion, including […]

Latin American fashion retailer Blaiz is to open its debut permanent boutique on the King’s Road in London, following the success of their previous pop-ups in the same location. Opening in February, the 2,485 square foot Blaiz boutique will be the clothing e-tailer’s first permanent bricks-and-mortar […]

London - Alexander McQueen has partnered up with JD.com to launch a new online store on the Chinese ecommerce giant's luxury platform Toplife, in order to strengthen its presence in China. The deal, which sees Alexander McQueen opening a dedicated webshop on Toplife, is set to give the luxury fashion […]

German online giant Zalando is set to open two new physical outlets in Leipzig and Hamburg later this year. Similar to Zalando Outlets in Berlin, Frankfurt, and Cologne, the new outlets will be centrally located in each city, offering more than 1,000 square metes of retail space. The first location […]

According to the website willrobotstakemyjob.com the retail industry is “doomed”. The American-based site saw over 300,000 searches in December, which allows users to enter their job titles in the quest to find out how likely it is for their jobs to be replaced by automation and robots. According to […]

London - Gucci has turned seduction into an art form and its newly opened Gucci Garden, which opened its doors in Florence on Tuesday during Pitti Uomo, underlines the Italian luxury label's skills. The new concept, which includes haute couture in addition to art, haute cuisine and cinematography was […]

London - Forever 21 seems to have fallen out of favor as the fast-fashion retailer continues to struggle amidst weakening sales. Forever 21 is set to close its only store in Ireland following poor trading conditions, as it downsizes its UK store estate. The US-retailer will be closing its only store […]

Last year was the first annual decline in consumer spending since 2012, as December sales reported lower than expected, according to data from Visa and IHS Markit. December saw household expenditure fall by 1 percent, following the similar 0.9 percent decrease in spending in November. The lower than […]

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has given the green light to Croydon Partnership’s plans to overhaul the Whitgift shopping centre, which will give a “major boost” to long-term plans to regenerate Croydon town centre. The 1.4 billion pound redevelopment of Whitgift, a joint venture between Westfield […]

December capped a year of growth for UK retail, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, as spending over the festive period increased 2.2 percent, compared to last December, helped by spending on clothing and food online. Mastercard SpendingPulse, which accounts for all spending in the UK, including […]