This year, we’ve seen a number of major fashion retailers close their doors because of sales declines and shrinking margins. Among them were the value shoe retailer, Brantano; young fashion retailer, Blue Inc; and of course, BHS, which has been on the UK’s high street since 1928. According to the British […]

London - Luxury Australian lingerie label Honey Birdette has its sights set on its second UK store. Less than two months after the opening of its debut store in Covent Garden, London, Honey Birdette aims to open its second store in Victoria Gate, Leeds. The store, which will officially open its doors […]

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has nearly doubled its current stake in JD.com, China's second biggest ecommerce company. The US-based retailer increased its stake in JD.com from 5.9 percent to 10.8 percent, according a regulatory filing late Wednesday evening. The move comes four months after Wal-Mart agreed […]

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has opened her debut store for her eponymous fashion label in Paris at last. Located at 175 rue Saint-Honore, inside a historic building, the store spans 1,200 square feet across two floors and features the fashion house’s three apparel labels; Vivienne Westwood […]

Mastercard is rolling out its Identity Check Mobile, a new payment technology app that uses biometrics like fingerprints or facial recognition to verify a cardholder’s identity, across Europe. The fingerprint and ‘selfie’ payment technology will be available across 12 markets in Europe, including the […]

Facebook has launched Marketplace to let people buy and sell items across a variety of categories including apparel, household, and electronics locally, in a move that could rival sites such as eBay. With more than 450 million people already visiting Facebook ‘buy and sell groups’, the social media […]

London - Tamara Mellon is said to have already had her mind set on launching a direct to consumer business model back in 2013. Now, three years and one Chapter 11 bankruptcy later, the footwear designer is back with a her new vision and brand - one which isn't that far off from the 'See Now, Buy Now,' […]

In order for UK fashion to keep up with the “digital revolution transforming the industry” they will need to create 50-60,000 technical and analytical fashion retail roles in the next five year, according to a recent report from the Fashion Retail Academy and OC&C Strategy Consultants. The ‘Fast Forwarding […]

More online shoppers selected ‘next day’ delivery over those choosing the ‘economy’ option for the first time, according to the latest figures from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index. In August, the index reveals that 36.7 percent of orders selected ‘next day’ delivery, while 33.8 percent opted for […]

British women are leading the way when it comes to adopting new technology to do their shopping, according to the latest research from Worldpay. While men are quite content with doing their shopping on their desktops, women are embracing their smartphones and tablets to shop online. The Worldpay data […]

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