Uruguay-born and New York-based designer Gabriela Hearst has opened her first UK boutique on the eve of London Fashion Week. Designed by British architect Norman Foster, the Mayfair store is situated opposite Claridges on Brook Street, an up and coming destination for luxury shoppers, The store echoes […]

Tapestry's brands are expanding their presence in the Chinese market. The New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands has partnered with Alibaba-owned commerce platform Tmall to expand its retail offerings. All three of Tapestry's brands - Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman - will have […]

Retail hits the road. Footwear designer Tamara Mellon has unveiled a traveling shoe closet as a new retail concept. Called "TM Closet," the mobile store will stop in several cities across the U.S. from now through mid-December. The footwear designer launched her eponymous, direct-to-consumer label in […]

Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M has extended its partnership with payment provider Klarna to the UK market, offering Brit shoppers the option to ‘buy now, pay later’. The new feature will allow members of H&M’s loyalty programme in the UK to buy items but pay for them at a later date, either in-shop […]

Heightened restructuring activity has seen the first half of 2019 hit record levels in store closures on Britain’s high streets, according to research by the Local Data Company (LDC) and PwC. In total, an average of 16 stores a day closed between January and June, as restructurings and the online migration […]

As the resale market continues to grow, fashion resale company Vestiaire Collective—which provides a platform for its members to list and sell clothes to potential buyers—is introducing a new option for its customers, which will allow them to buy products directly from approved vendors. As a result, […]

After a high level of anticipation, along with an ample amount of controversy over its original name, Kimono—and a brand rename—Kim Kardashian’s Skims has officially launched online with a new website: Skims.com. The site officially launches at 9AM PST on Sept. 10, but customers eager to add these pieces […]

The Esprit Holdings Ltd. has introduced its new store concept with a new store in Beijing that was opened last week. The company wants to put the customer at the heart of the shopping experience, combining California cool and a progressive point of view expressed with bold graphics, bright colors and […]

Ebay has revealed that the UK second-hand fashion market is experiencing a 187 million pound boom as the ‘Blue Planet effect’ prompts UK consumers to ‘close the loop’ on fast fashion. UK shoppers spent 187 million pounds on 20 million pre-owned fashion items on eBay in the last 12 months, a 15 percent […]

Denim and clothing brand Levi’s is to open a new store at Bullring in Birmingham this November, as it expands its UK footprint. The 3,200 square foot store, located adjacent to H&M, will be designed by Levi’s in-house team and will house all of its products, including the Original 501 jeans, and its […]

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