McArthurGlen, the designer outlet group, has received planning permission to extend its Ashford Designer Outlet in Kent, after getting the green light from Ashford Borough Council. The new extension, which will open in 2018, will add an additional 38 new shops and create 500 jobs. The expansion will […]

British footwear brand Moda in Pelle has opened its first concession in House of Fraser as part of its expansion plans under the director of chief executive David Inglis to make the brand the “go-to brand for high quality, accessible footwear and accessories”. The concession in House of Fraser on Oxford […]

London - Luxury stores may be re-adjusting their China sales forecasts, with some closing stores and slowing expansion, but Uniqlo, the Japanese high street giant owned by Fast Retailing Co, is seeing "absolutely" no impact on its business. Uniqlo's CEO Tadashi Yanai told Chinese reporters there were […]

H&M, Zara, and Forever 21 are in constant battle for who will be the fast-fashion brand that will get to conquer planet Earth. Recently, H&M revealed its new plan for winning the fast-fashion battle. For the period between June 1 to August 31, H&M's sales grew 19 percent, bringing them in at roughly […]

The second annual Buy British Day will take place on Saturday, October 3, with the hope that the initiative will continue to raise awareness of home-grown brands as well as boost sales. The day encourages consumers to support brands and businesses that design and manufacture in Britain and will centre […]

London is set to attract a record number of international luxury brands this year, according to new research from real estate Savills. This year so far, Balmain, Alexander Wang and Versus Versace have all opened their first UK stores in the capital and Savills says it is just the start as it predicts […]

Arcadia-owned fashion brands Topshop and Topman are set to launch in India after signing an exclusive partnership with Indian fashion and lifestyle e-tailer Launching exclusive on September 24, the Indian e-commerce site will have dedicated shop-in-shop spaces for both Topshop and Topman, […]

Lacoste, Joules, East, Oasis, Dune, Superdry and Sunglasses Boutique are joining the retail offering at Stansted Airport as part of the final retail phase of a 80 million pounds terminal transformation programme. The new retailers will sit alongside Hugo Boss, Ted Baker, Mulberry, Swarovski and Accessorize […]

The year 2015 is a highlight for London in terms of international luxury fashion store openings. Real estate services provider Savills reported that three international luxury brands have opened a store and that four more brands will follow later this year. "In 2012 only one international luxury fashion […]

New arrivals of the autumn collections spurred a stellar sales week at John Lewis. The high street retailer saw sales rise 5 percent year-on-year to 75.77 million pounds the week to 12 September. Online sales were up 17.5 percent, while Style was up 8.7 percent overall with Childrenswear and Nursery […]

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