Retail footfall in August was 1.6 percent lower than a year ago, down from the 1.1 percent fall in July, and below the three-month average of 1.4 percent, as footfall on both the UK high streets and shopping centres continue to fall. Figures released by the British Retail Consortium and Springboard […]

Traidcraft, the UK’s leading fair trade organisation, has opened its first retail outlet in nearly three decades. Situated on Gateshead’s Team Valley, the store stocks a range of fair trade products from artisans and producers across the developing world, including fair trade apparel, jewellery, accessories, […]

Following the opening of Ted Baker's shop-in-shop in local department store de Bijenkorf, comes the opening of official opening of the brand's debut standalone store in the center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Located at Leidsestraat 64, the store offers both Ted Baker men's wear and women's wear autumn-winter […]

Marks & Spencer is to slow down its overseas expansion amid concerns in the Chinese and Russian economies, the company told Reuters. M&S has been steadfastly focusing on its UK sales but had also expected to open 250 new stores overseas to bolster growth in three years. The aim was to increase international […]

French luxury house Hermès has teamed up with Apple Watch for its latest timepiece, as was announced on Wednesday at Apple's annual key note and September product launch. For the Apple Watch Hermès, Apple has gone the couture route, enlisting the Paris-based luxury brand to create leather straps for […]

UK's low wage workers are to see the national minimum wage, which currently stands at just 6.50 pounds per hour, rise to 7.20 pounds for over 25s and rising to 9 pounds by 2020. Whilst this is great news for workers struggling on a low income trying to survive in one of the most expensive cities in […]

Online fashion marketplace Farfetch is opening its e-commerce platform to luxury fashion brands to trade directly on its website or through their own transactional sites. The move comes as the online marketplace sets up a new independently-run business unit called Farfetch Black & White, which will […]

Shop Direct is merging into sister e-tailer from the end of the month, as it looks to focus on its two “power brands,” Very and Littlewoods. The brand consolidation follows the migration of into in June, and the merger of K& into in […]

New York - Macy's will be shuttering 35 to 40 underperforming stores as they work to reform their omnichannel approach. These closures will result in a reduction of 5 percent of their stores. While they have yet to announce which stores will be closed, the expected closures have an estimated revenue […]

London - Swedish lifestyle and fashion label Gant, known for its preppy tailoring, is launching a new sub-brand called Gant Diamond G as a nod to its heritage as a shirtmaker, as part of its wider brand identity relaunch. The new Diamond G range takes its name from the brand’s origins as a private label […]

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