Alexander McQueen’s Paris flagship Rue Saint-Honoré store has won the Prix Versailles for its architectural design by a jury of international architects and cultural experts. The 5,300 square foot boutique, which opened last September, marking the brands first Parisian flagship, won the overall prize […]

American footwear brand Ugg has launched a new global retail concept as part of the “biggest re-launch” the brand has seen in its 37 years. The new 2,828 square foot flagship store in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, marks the 10th anniversary of the very first […]

Swedish fashion retailer H&M is opening a new textile factory in Ethiopia, in collaboration with development financier Swedfund, owned by the Swedish state, and the industry group DBL, that will provide job opportunities for 4,000 people. H&M has pledged to support the new factory with its sustainable […]

Californian-based denim brand True Religion has unveiled its first international flagship store in London. The 2,505 square feet boutique has opened on Carnaby Street, the retail destination for directional streetwear brands. The store opening also marked the launch of True Religion's e-commerce UK […]

New research has revealed that 60 percent of British retailers have made no business plans should a Brexit go ahead in June. According to a survey of 250 British retail decision-makers by Global-e, the cross-border e-commerce specialist, 96 percent of retail sole traders have made no business provisions […]

Long established retailers need to reinvent themselves to continue to engage with the tech-savvy generation that have high expectations, according to new research by retail and shopping marketing agency, Savvy. The research conducted on behalf of BBC Radio 4, reveals that researching products and getting […]

US fashion retailers Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein are set to open stores in the 165 million pound Victoria Gate development in Leeds, marking both their debuts in the city. Tommy Hilfiger will open a 253 square meter store on the ground floor, offering the brand’s menswear, womenswear and childrenswear […]

Retailers are feeling the economic pinch following the introduction of a national living wage that was implemented last month. Wholesaler Palmer and Harvey (P&H) conducted research via a survey of 1000 retailers, which found one in three independents planning to reduce staff hours or increase prices, […]

UK consumer confidence improved slightly in May by two points to -1, compared to April’s -3, but remains under pressure from the persistent doubts about the economy, according to GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index. GfK head of market dynamics, Joe Staton said: “Despite May’s brave attempt at a recovery […]

Last week it was widely reported that Nordstrom was scaling back sales of the Michael by Michael Kors brand handbags due to high volume returns and quality issues. In a statement that suggested the retailer is re-assessing how many store scary the label, WWD reported the retailer’s co-president Pete […]

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