2018 is set to be yet another difficult year for UK fashion retailers, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. Clothing and footwear volumes declined 0.8 percent have been linked to higher manufacturing and import costs, which reflect the weakness of the British pound following the UK’s […]

French lingerie and swimwear brand Empreinte has opened its first store outside France on London’s South Molton Street. The concept store will showcase Empreinte’s lingerie and swimwear collections, as well as offer a number of bespoke services including professional advisors and fashion stylists to […]

Prada is to open a new flagship in Dubai, as it aims to expands its presence in the Middle East. The Italian fashion house will open a three-story store in the luxurious Dubai Mall. Spread over 1,500 square metres. The retail space will offer the brand's clothing collections, bags, accessories and footwear […]

Ikea has partnered up with Savile Row tailor William Hunt to give a few lucky customers the closest experience to being in bed all day. Hunt created four exclusive three-piece suits using the same fabrics Ikea uses for its sofas and bedding. The suits will be given away in a contest on Ikea’s website, […]

Esprit Holdings Limited has decided to close all its stores in Australia and New Zealand, as the region has proved to be loss-making. In a statement for investors issued on Tuesday, Esprit said the decision will allow for the company to concentrate efforts and resources in the Asian market, namely China, […]

Amazon is UK’s best retailer according to this year’s Customer Satisfaction Awards, a ranking of retailers made by GlobalData. Having won just one award last year, Amazon beat the competition in three categories this time, including the top prize. John Lewis was a close second, while AO.com got the […]

Nike Inc. is among the first companies to try out Facebook Messenger´s new try-and-buy tool. Facebook Inc. has announced, on its newsroom, a new augmented reality (AR) feature for its Messenger app, which is currently used by 1.3 billion people worldwide. The tool allows for users to visualize products […]

Princes Arcade, which connects Jermyn Street and Piccadilly in St James’s in London, is being relaunched as a space for innovative retail brands, following its complete refurbishment by The Crown Estate. Princes Arcade offers eight new retail spaces, alongside five existing retailers, and one unit will […]

Heritage and lifestyle clothing brand Barbour has confirmed that it will expand its footprint on its London estate with the renewal of a long-term lease that will see the retailer “significantly upsize” its North Mayfair store. Barbour’s relocation to 56 Duke Street will see the heritage label expanding […]

Luxury retail platform, Farfetch has launched its Arabic language website for customers in the Middle East, following its recently announced joint venture with the Chalhoub Group. José Neves, founder and chief executive at Farfetch said in a statement: “As one of the largest luxury markets in the world, […]

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