In 1992 James took over a tiny showroom in New Cavendish Square with his late mother, where they started making cashmere sweaters for retailers all over the UK. This led to leather, dresses, jackets and the rest is history. After his first trade show at Pure, the James Lakeland Brand was born. Orders […]

Under Armour has entered the Indian market by opening a store in New Delhi earlier this week, the first of a series of shops the sportswear label intends to open in the country in 2019. Under Armour’s India division will be overseen by Managing Director Tushar Goculdas, who previously served as Vice-President […]

Emerging e-tailer The Cherry Moon is set to open its first store next month at 366-368 King’s Road in Chelsea. The fashion e-tailer, which sells a mix of luxury and emerging independent brands, will offer an innovative store format that mixes retail with customer experience, implementing a chic-minimal […]

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has announced it is considering making a 61.4 million pound offer for Debenhams. The possible firm offer would see Sports Direct, which already owns a near 30 percent share stake in the retailer, buy the remaining 70 percent at 5p per share. Sports Direct said that if its […]

Belgian brand Essentiel Antwerp has opened its first standalone UK store at 27a Sloane Square in London. The new 185 square metre space spans two floors and houses the brands full women’s ready-to-wear and accessories collection, offering Essentiel Antwerp’s quirky Belgium charm to the UK for the first […]

H&M has added one more market to its retail footprint: Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Swedish fast fashion giant opened its first store in the country at the Delta Planet shopping mall, located in Banja Luka, Bosnia’s second largest city. "We have been waiting for this for a long time and we are glad to […]

Iconic department store Galeries Lafayette is bound to start a new chapter this Thursday, when it moves to the building formerly occupied by Virgin Megastore on Paris’ most famous avenue, Champs-Elysées. The company expects the new flagship to attract an average of 300,000 daily visitors, considering […]

Lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer FatFace has opened the doors of its newly refurbished and upsized store at Cardiff’s St David’s. The FatFace store now has twice as big a footprint as before thanks to the installation of a brand-new mezzanine level for menswear. Additionally, the upsized […]

Tommy Hilfiger is turning away from direct-to-consumer brick-and-mortar retail. Today, the American brand is closing the doors to its four-level New York flagship on major shopping street Fifth Avenue, and next it will close its Miami store on Collins Avenue. Tommy Hilfiger had operated its New York […]

The total cost of crime and crime prevention for British retailers increased by 12 percent to 1.9 billion pounds last year - equivalent to approximately 20 percent of the estimated profits of the entire industry - according to a new report by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The survey of 11,000 […]

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