London - German sporting goods giant Adidas is planning to open 3,000 stores in China over the next four years, as the athletic company is banking on a rise in football fans and growth in smaller cities. The expansion will see Adidas' store portfolio grow to 12,000 in China from its current 9,000 and […]

London - Fast-fashion giant Zara is set to unveil its 47,361 square foot (4.400 square meter) flagship store in the heart of Soho, Manhattan on Friday. Located at 503-511 Broadway, the store spans three floors and offers the labels full range for women, men and children. The new flagship store is important […]

Tmall, the e-commerce platform of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, is launching an official online flagship store of Swedish fashion brand Monki today, which will be accessible at “This is the beginning of a great collaboration between Monki and Tmall,” said Lea Rytz Goldman, Monki's […]

Swedish accessories brand Sandqvist is set to open its first flagship store outside Sweden on London’s Berwick Street in April. Known for its simple, classic rucksacks and bags, the move is part of Sandqvist's long-term business strategy to open flagship stores in major cities. The London flagship will […]

British teen e-tailer Missguided is set to unveil a Tinder-inspired app next week. The transactional app, which will be available in the UK for download from March 8, will feature a new shopping style, based on Tinder swiping options, known as “Swipe to Hype.” In order to develop its own-branded shopping […]

London-based marketplace for short-term retail, Appear Here, is expanding its operations internationally, starting with Paris. Founded in 2013, by the 20-year-old CEO Ross Bailey, Appear Here’s mission is "to build a global network of spaces” to enable retailers to “make their ideas happen”. The service […]

Luxury menswear label Dunhill has unveiled its renewed e-commerce platform, which is available in seven languages making it more accessible to the British brand's global customers. The website launch coincides with the labels 120 year anniversary and aims to offer an online immersive experience for […]

A study of 50 clothing, footwear and accessories retailers on Facebook has revealed that they aren’t “maximising the potential of their Facebook pages,” especially when it comes to engaging and interacting with their customers. Strategic multichannel consultancy Practicology found that out of the 50 […]

INTERVIEW John Lewis has finally landed in Europe - albeit in a slightly more edited and 'capsule' format. The British department store group has opened its first shop-in-shops with its debut European partner, de Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, Den Haag and Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Through its exclusive […]

German fashion house Gerry Weber is to close an initial 103 underperforming stores in addition to cutting 200 HQ jobs following an "unsatisfactory" year. Another 5 percent of the store portfolio remains "on the watch list”, it noted. Around 460 domestic and international store jobs are expected to be […]

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