Designer Donna Karan is exploring options to expand her brand Urban Zen in India. She is looking at getting into the jewellery segment and working with local artisans and designers. Karan is keen about sustainable fashion and wants to connect with local partners and customers because she believes that […]

British men's wear label Hackett London has opened its debut store in Tokyo, Japan. The new store is located in the heart of the new retail district at 5-2-1 Ginza, in Chuo-ku and spans a total of 330 square meters. Divided across two floors, the first store offers Hackett London's entire range and […]

Total online retail revenue will nearly double in the Asia Pacific region from 733 billion US dollars in 2015 to 1.4 trillion US dollars in 2020, given a compound annual growth rate of 14.3 percent over the next five years. This is what global research and advisory firm Forrester found out, looking […]

Contactless payments increased by 237 percent over the last six months compared to the same period the year before, according to Visa Europe, fuelled by the increase in the limit from 20 to 30 pounds last September. Consumers purchasing products over 20 pounds using contactless payment has grown by […]

Retailers are increasing their use of offers and money-off promotions over traditional vouchers, according to new research from American Express. The survey of 200 in-house marketing decision-makers found that 29 percent of businesses did not use paper or digital vouchers in any of their offers during […]

Royal Mail has revealed that residents in the South West of the UK topped its ranking of the top towns and cities where the most online shopping took place over the Easter bank holiday. Residents in Exeter and Torquay were the “most prolific” Easter weekend online shoppers, topping the ranking of Royal […]

London - US fashion label Kate Spade has opened its largest UK store on London's Regent Street as the brand continues to "capitalise" on its global appeal. The new store, which measures 4,000 square feet, is located at 178-182 Regent Street and spans two floors, offering the brand's full product assortment, […]

Premium department store Selfridges has unveiled its largest department to date in its London flagship store, which aims to celebrate all female body shapes and forms. Known as the Body Studio, the department, which has been hailed as a "ground-breaking retail experience," honours "the new female; her […]

London - Retail giant Marks & Spencer is expected to announce a decline in its clothing sales as the company is facing renewed struggles under its new chief executive. M&S is set to report a 3.4 percent fall in like-for-like general merchandise sales on Thursday. While 2015 has been a tough economy […]

Children’s and maternity retailer Mamas and Papas has opened a specially designed concept store in London’s Westfield White City that it hopes will inspire and attract “tech-savvy, experience-driven” 28-35-year-old millennials, as part of its strategy to turn around the business. Designed by creative […]

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