Consumer spending on clothing and footwear has fallen 2.8 percent year-on-year in April, marking the biggest fall in fashion year-on-year spending since September 2014, according to Visa Europe. The cold weather is seen as the main reason behind a relatively flat high street spending in April, which […]

High street fashion chain New Look is to open its largest dedicated menswear store and its first in the South East in Bluewater, Kent, at the end of May, as it continues to expand the brand’s standalone presence. The 4,300 square foot store will be situated on the upper Thames Walk of the shopping centre, […]

London - Denim brand Mih Jeans is pulling out all the stops for its 10-year anniversary and celebrating this milestone through a series of events, including the opening its debut pop-up shop in London and the launch of its capsule collection, the 'Cult Denim Project', a limited edition of 10 cult pieces […]

Australians spent 2.4 billion AUD online in 2015 for men's and women's clothing. As reserach firm Roy Morgan Research found out, while those shopping for womenswear seem to prefer local vendors, for menswear, international sites dominate. Interestingly, there is a gender divide when it comes to local […]

For a short while the future of the British high street appeared unbalanced with the collapse of BHS, once a favourite amongst the department store set. Many have gone on to question the traditional model of the department store and its complex matrix operations. Are they entities created to make profits […]

High street fashion retailer Hobbs has partnered up with internet giant Zalando to bring its collections to shoppers across the UK and 15 European markets. As of May 4, Zalando offers a curated edit of Hobbs products, ranging from its core items to customer favourites. The decision to launch on the […]

UK shop prices dropped by 1.7 percent in April, marking the third-year anniversary of falling shop prices. Clothing and footwear continue to be hit hard with the sector seeing a 7.1 percent year-on-year decline, highlighting the heavy discounting in the run up to the summer season, the British Retail […]

US fashion retailer Forever 21 has shut down its store in Westfield Stratford City shopping center. The 67,940 square foot store, which first opened its doors in 2011, now stands empty. The closure follows on from announcements made earlier this week that Forever 21 was offering 30 percent off all items […]

Los Angeles based denim brand Guess is poised to open four jeans and accessories stores in Taiwan as it re-enters the market as part of its wider Asia expansion. Guess debuted with a store in Taichung on April 30 to be followed by Kaohsiung on May 6 and then a flagship in Taipei in June. Guess said […]

American brand Aéropostale is likely to close over 100 stores if it files for bankruptcy protection this week. Under American law, when a business is unable to service its debt or pay its creditors, the business or its creditors can file with a federal bankruptcy court for protection under either Chapter […]

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