Luxury department store Selfridges has opened the first phase of its Christmas shop in its London flagship to become the first department store in the world to start its Christmas celebrations. This

London - The holiday season is traditionally a key moment retailers look forward to help drive sales and provide a festive boost to their end of year results. However, with increasing pressure on hou

Lingerie brand Boux Avenue reports total UK sales increased by 11.2 percent to 49.4 million pounds in its sixth full year of trading in the UK. In the year ending April 1, 2017, Boux Avenue saw like-

Fashion retailer East has posted a 6.5 percent rise in like-for-like sales over the Christmas period, boosted by online sales. In the five weeks to Christmas Day, East’s online sales jumped 32

December capped a year of growth for UK retail, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, as spending over the festive period increased 2.2 percent, compared to last December, helped by spending on clot

Westfield has revealed that 14.1 million shoppers visited its Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City shopping centres over the Christmas period, an overall increase of 1 percent on 2016. The

Savvy British shoppers are looking to prepare for Christmas 2018 with the help of the January sales, according to a new report from the Halifax, with consumers expected to spend an average of 91.83 p

John Lewis is set to extend its Click & Collection order cut off by 24 hours. Customers now have the chance to place their orders in time for Christmas until 8 pm on Saturday, 23 December. Afterw

From Selfridges in London to Macy’s in New York and Printemps in Paris, FashionUnited has rounded up the best of this year’s festive window displays at iconic department stores across the

Online retail spend on Boxing Day is expected to exceed more than 1 billion pounds for the first time, according to new research from IMRG. The industry association for online retail is predicting th

Christmas delivery delays led to a potential loss of 3.9 billion pounds for retailers in 2016, according to new research, with a total of 20 million UK shoppers encountering problems last year during

Iconic London hotel Claridge’s Christmas tree has become a focal point for Mayfair each festive season, and has seen the hotel teaming up with designers including Karl Lagerfeld, Christopher Ba

UK consumers have found Amazon’s Give Christmas advert to this year’s “most impactful” Christmas campaign, according to Kantar Millward Brown’s annual research into the

London - Asos is one of the UK's leading fashion retailers, despite the fact it does not operate a single bricks and mortar store. Approximately 5.2 million Brits have an account with Asos, who plac

Iconic London hotel Claridge’s has unveiled this year’s Christmas tree installation designed by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, featuring a series of inverted spruce Christmas tr

While it is still the most profitable time of year for brands and retailers, Christmas sales in 2017 are expected to drop for the first time in five years. A shift in consumers spending habits and r

Lingerie brand Boux Avenue has come a long way since launching five years ago, with chief executive Theo Paphitis declaring that the high street brand has “come of age,” and ahead of its

For some, the eagerly anticipated John Lewis Christmas advert signals the start of the festive season, and since the launch of ‘Moz the Monster’ campaign there has been huge debates on w

Iconic London hotel Claridge’s has announced that Karl Lagerfeld will design its 2017 Christmas tree, which will be unveiled in the hotel’s lobby on November 22. Lagerfeld is the latest

Department store John Lewis has launched its eagerly anticipated 2017 Christmas advertising campaign on social media, introducing ‘Moz the Monster’, a 7 foot imaginary festive monster tha

London - Online giant Asos has launched a new virtual assistant through its Facebook page to help shoppers find their perfect Christmas gifts. The virtual gift assistant is designed to showcase Asos'

London - High inflation rather than strong volumes is set to drive Christmas spend this year, as fashion retailers are in for a disappointing holiday season, according to GlobalData. Total retail sa

Research from Mintel suggests that Christmas retailers are in for a tough December, with forecast growth expected to be less than 2 percent for sales. Retail sales in December are forecast to reach

Selfridges has become the first department store in the world to open its Christmas shop for 2017. The luxury store on Oxford Street in London launched its festive range on July 31, 147 days before C

A late summer heatwave may have enveloped the UK, but the bank holiday this weekend is the start of the Christmas shopping season, according to eBay's advertising insights. Last year almost half a mi

Almost 90 percent of mums used click-and-collect services for their Christmas shopping in 2015, according to research from global retail agency Visual Thinking. The findings found that 89 percent of

During the festive period, more than a third (36 percent) of click-and-collect shoppers experienced issues with their orders, according to the second annual JDA/Centiro Christmas Customer Pulse repor

Fashion retailers did not have a merry Christmas this year, and saw the weakest growth since 2013. Whether it was the weather to blame, shopper fatigue or weeks of discounting, UK retail spending ove

Christmas 2015 has been called the “online Christmas” as consumers using the Internet to buy presents drove non-food retail sales to increase in December by 15.1 percent, compared to 2014

Department store John Lewis has reported a “strong” Christmas trading period, with like-for-like sales rising by 5.1 percent in the six weeks to January 2. On a total basis, sales were up