UK online retail sales slowed down in August as the Rio Olympic Games and the sunny weather stole shoppers attention away from buying the new collections, according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium and KPMG. Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew 6.2 percent in August, […]

Marks and Spencer and Oxfam have launched a temporary online Shwop shop selling fashion pieces that used to belong to celebrities including Stella Tennant and Lisa Snowdon. The temporary online shop features more than 200 pieces, featuring the best items the public have donated to Marks and Spencer’s […]

The Chinese financial backers of Cath Kidston are negotiating a new multi-million-pound share deal that would see them take control of the retailer famed for its bold prints of fashion accessories and home furnishings. According to the Telegraph, Baring Private Equity Asia, a private equity company […]

UK shop prices fell by 2 percent in August, falling at a fast rate than the 1.6 percent decline in July, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium and Nielsen in the monthly shop price index. Non-food deflation accelerated to 2.5 percent in August, from 2.2 percent in July, […]

Research from the Federation of Small Business has found that small firms are having to raise prices, reduce staff working hours and cut investment to account for the new National Living Wage rise increase. The Q2 Small Business Index reveals that 47 percent of small businesses cite wages as the main […]

Retail and consumer accelerator and investment fund, TrueStart, has opened applications for its Winter Collection, marking the fourth accelerator programme since the fund's inception in 2013. The Collection aims to bring together the “most innovative and disruptive startups” in the retail and consumer […]

New York - Ladies Professional Golf Association has opened its first store in South Korea. LPGA Gallery was opened in partnership with their licensed partner MK Trend. LPGA has their sights set on Asia as the next market for expansion. The deal they signed with MK Trend stipulates that they will open […]

One of the largest department store redevelopments to take place outside of Central London is close to being finished as Fenwick Colchester prepares for its big reopening. Fenwick Colchester is set to hold its grand reopening on September 15, following its 35 million pound refurbishment which saw the […]

Paul Smith is set to open a new store at the newly developed lifestyle and shopping centre in Birmingham, the Mailbox this September. The 1,634 square foot store, which is slated to open later this month, will stock Paul Smith collections for women and men alongside of a curate selection of shoes, accessories, […]

British fashion brand Mulberry has opened a new flagship store in Stockholm on Birger Jarlsgatan, a luxury shopping destination that includes Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Max Mara. The new 1,290 square foot store marks a bigger store for the city and brings the flagship inline with the brand’s other international […]

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