Ards shopping centre in Newtownards, Northern Ireland is to add over 45,000 square foot of retail and leisure space as part of its redevelopment plans. The investment of 7 million pounds will create three anchor retail units and a restaurant, with fashion and lifestyle retailer TK Maxx confirmed as […]

UK shop prices dropped by 2 percent in June, a bigger decline than the 1.8 percent drop in May, and the sharpest fall since February, according to the British Retail Consortium Nielsen Shop Price Index. The drop is lower than the 12-month average of 1.8 percent, and marks the 38th consecutive month […]

Luxury footwear label Manolo Blahnik has opened a shop-in-shop in London's Selfridges. The unveiling of the new boutique, which took place on Monday, comes a mere five months after the brand opened a stand-alone store in the Burlington Arcade in Mayfair. The concept for the Selfridges boutique was developed […]

London - After being stuck by the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum last month, luxury fashion retailers were among the worst hit sectors. Now, ten days after news of the Brexit broke, it looks as if luxury brands may have to brace themselves for further impact, as they get a taste of what things […]

American fashion and lifestyle retailer Gant has confirmed that it will relocate its current Regent Street flagship to a bigger unit on the same London street, after signing a 10-year lease with The Crown Estate. Gant is currently located at 185-191 Regent Street and they will be moving directly opposite […]

Middle East retailer Boutique 1 is bringing its luxury fashion concept to the UK, which combines a curated mix of designer brands with luxury services, with a debut London store on Sloane Street. The 12,000 square foot store spans over two floors and includes areas dedicated to ready-to-wear, accessories, […]

With Brexit continuing to dominate the headlines, retailers have started to feel the effects with a drastic fall in foot flow and shoppers visiting stores. According to the Mail on Sunday footfall at the UK's top shopping destinations fell nearly 5 per cent in seven days after the Leave Campaign won […]

The echoes of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh can still be felt three years after the disaster killed 1,000 workers in April 2013. Add to the lasting damage last weekend's terrorist attack in Dhaka, the home of Rana Plaza and the manufacturing hub of Bangladesh, means local and international […]

As if with Amazon Fashion, Fashion and You, Myntra and other fashion-focused e-commerce sites, the Indian fashion market was not already well served online, there is a new site on the block since Friday: Indiaspopup.com was launched on July 1, 2016 as India's premier online destination for luxury designer […]

John Lewis has selected five retail tech start-ups for its JLab 2016 accelerator programme run in association with innovation partner L Marks, which includes Link Big, a tool that allows Instagram users to buy products directly from their feed. Link Big joins the creators of Marty the Robot, a programmable […]

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