Arcadia’s flagship brands Topshop and Topman has opened its first flagship in Auckland, New Zealand, after Top Retail, a company founded by fashion designer Karen Walker, menswear retailer Barkers, and a third, silent partner, secured the rights to own, develop and operate the brands in the country. […]

Luxury French fashion house Balmain has opened its first London flagship, set in the heart of Mayfair on South Audley Street, the first for the brand outside Paris in Europe. The 220 square metre store has been designed by Joseph Dirand, the architect who oversaw the 2009 transformation of the Balmain’s […]

The number of high street stores fell sharply in 2014, as more stores closed than opened, according to new research from the Local Data Company and PwC three times as many shops disappeared last year compared to 2013. The research based its analysis on the top 500 UK town centres, and found that 5,839 […]

Multi-brand online retailer Shop Direct has taken another step in its digital innovation with the launch its fully personalised homepage at Customers who visited the retailer's flagship brand store will now be welcomed by a homepage that has been specifically designed for them, […]

UPDATE Biting the bullet: Sir Philip Green has agreed to sell the Bhs retail chain for undisclosed sum to Retail Acquisitions, a newly created investment vehicle, disaggregating his Arcadia Group fashion empire and offloading the loss making retailer. In a statement published earlier Thursday morning, […]

UK retailers could be missing out on as much as 66 million pounds in additional revenue through failing to personalise the experience they offer online shoppers, according to new research from Webloyalty. The figure of additional revenue has been calculated on an average-sized retailer generating a […]

Intu, which owns and manages shopping centres including Lakeside, is launching a pilot national apprenticeship scheme to help “nurture and grow talent” within the company. The pilot scheme is launching at Intu Lakeside in Essex, and dependant on its success Intu intends to roll out the apprenticeships […]

UPDATE Distressed young fashion retailer Bank, which fell into administration last month, is set to shut down an additional 11 stores before the 15th of this month. The new store closures would see close to half of all Bank's existing stores having stopped trading, after appointed administrators Deloitte […]

Luxury heritage label Burberry has opened its first freestanding store in Shinsaibashi, Osaka. Spanning two floors, the debut store offers the largest product assortment of Burberry items in Osaka, including the label's Made in England range of trench coats and Heritage range. The new store's interior […]

Value Retail, the outlet shopping owner that operates Bicester Village and other global outlets across Europe, has entered into a partnership with Chinese travel agency, Ctrip, to attract more Chinese shoppers to its outlets. The deal will see Value Retail making the experience at the ‘Collection of […]

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