Department store John Lewis has revealed that its new 50th store, set to open within Westfield London’s extension this week, will have the retailer’s first ‘Style Studio’ as part of the brand’s plans to introduce a “modern-day department store” as a “place to shop, do and learn under one roof”. The […]

Accessories and lifestyle brand Skinnydip known for its quirky phone cases and bags, is continuing to grow its retail presences with the opening of five new standalone stores within Intu shopping centres as part of 12 openings for the retailer since 2017. Commenting on the appeal of bricks-and-mortar […]

Logistics investments, new technology... Faced with fierce online competition from the likes of Amazon, affordable fashion giants Zara and H&M are shoring up their defences, trying to use their stores to boost internet sales. Separated by thin partitions, 15 little photo studios used exclusively to […]

Catalogue and online fashion retailer Boden is to open its first retail store in a shopping mall. The company will open the boutique in Westfield shopping centre, after the successful opening of its bricks-and-mortar store on King’s Road in London’s Chelsea neighborhood. Montagu Evans is the firm managing […]

The context of omnichannel retail is becoming evermore prevalent as customers are seamlessly shopping across the touchpoints of both traditional stores and online shopping. An annual study commanded by the National Retail Federation and Forrester called the State of Retail Online found 32 percent of […]

The Shop At Bluebird, Jigsaw’s sister brand, is relocating from Chelsea to the historic Carriage Hall on Covent Garden’s Floral Street, to create a ‘Playground of Wonders’. Due to open in spring 2018, the new flagship will span 15,000 square feet and will feature a triple-height day-lit atrium, two […]

Contemporary womenswear brand Self Portrait has opened its first standalone boutique on London’s Albemarle Street in Mayfair. The 2,400 square foot boutique houses the brand’s ready-to-wear collection, which includes separates, dresses and outerwear, as well as accessories and footwear. In addition, […]

INTERVIEW An e-shop platform solely dedicated to luxury shoes; that is the promise offered by The e-shop, which will be available from 15 March 2018, will exclusively offer shoes from the big fashion houses as well as from young designers, together with a promise to size and quality. […]

On Tuesday UK Chancellor Philip Hammond made the Spring 2018 budget statement, which saw for retailers plans to bring forward the next business rates revolution in 2021. Hammond also stated the government would reduce the time between valuations to every three years. Currently 55,000 retailers face […]

2017 saw record Chinese visitors issued visas for the UK with tax refund company Global Blue stating they accounted for 25 percent of all tax free shopping transactions in London's West End. Chinese shoppers have become the world’s most important global spenders and London and the UK are magnets for […]


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