Swedish fashion giant H&M announced a sharp rise in profits Tuesday as the company continues to expand with new outlets and online sales services. The group's net profits surged by 36 percent to 3.61 billion kronor (425 million dollars, 388 million euros) in the first quarter (December to February) […]

British department store group House of Fraser (HOF) has confirmed the opening of its first department stores in China, with the debut stores launching in second tier cities Nanjing, Xuzhou and Chongqing from spring 2016 onwards. Chief executive officer at HoF, Nigel Oddy, who was in Shanghai earlier […]

Shopping centre owner and manager Intu has unveiled plans to remodel and transform parts of Intu Milton Keynes, as it looks to give customers reasons to “visit more often and stay for longer”. The redevelopment of the 430,000 square foot shopping centre will focus on the centrally connected, Midsummer […]

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is set to open her third US retail flagship in New York this autumn, after acquiring a six-story French Beaux Arts townhouse located at 14 East 55th Street. The store will span across three floors of the townhouse and will house ready-to-wear looks from its […]

Asda is partnering with Decathlon to launch a pilot shop-in-shop format for the French sports retailer in its supermarkets. The pilot will launch in Asda’s Watford superstore, covering 1,300 square foot of space, and will predominately used as a click-and-collect shop allowing Decathlon shoppers to […]

Victoria Beckham has said that she will open her next fashion boutique in Hong Kong, after visiting the city for a major art fair and star-studded AIDS benefit gala. The British designer and former Spice Girl told the South China Morning Post that she was scouting locations -- she already has one store […]

Sheffield-based shopping centre Meadowhall is celebrating its 25th birthday this year with a 50 million pound refurbishment plan, British Land has confirmed. The revamp of the Yorkshire shopping centre will start in autumn 2015 and will be completed by the end of 2017, and will create distinct districts […]

Boxpark, the shopping centre in Shoreditch, East London that is made up of refitted shipping containers, is set to open a second site in the city in Croydon, South London. Situated at Ruskin Square next to East Croydon train station, Boxpark Croydon will be part of a mix-used development that spans […]

Arcadia’s flagship brands Topshop and Topman has opened its first flagship in Auckland, New Zealand, after Top Retail, a company founded by fashion designer Karen Walker, menswear retailer Barkers, and a third, silent partner, secured the rights to own, develop and operate the brands in the country. […]

Luxury French fashion house Balmain has opened its first London flagship, set in the heart of Mayfair on South Audley Street, the first for the brand outside Paris in Europe. The 220 square metre store has been designed by Joseph Dirand, the architect who oversaw the 2009 transformation of the Balmain’s […]