After only 6 years in the Russian market River Island is to close its 10 store portfolio and cease operations. The UK high street giant stated it's Russian trading partner, Maratex, was due to exit the fashion sphere, leaving 50 percent of the company without an owner. In Russia it is nearly impossible […]

After London comes Paris, or at least for J.Crew, who are eyeing the French capital for its next instalment of collegiate fashion. J.Crew is thought to be opening two stores in Paris in 2015, in addition to its fifth outlet in Lnodon. The first Paris store, measuring 2,260 square foot, will open next […]

British fashion chain Topshop will open the doors to its brand new flagship store on New York\'s Fifth Avenue this Wednesday. It will be the chain\'s second store in New York, and second only in size to Topshop\'s Oxford Street store, making this the brand's second largest store in the world. Finding […]

It may be Halloween on the calendar, but the weather is scarily warm for this time of year. High temperatures for this time of year has been a bain in retailers\' existence, with slow sales of heavy clothes, outerwear and anything remotely wintery. In fact there hasn't been a day this season where hats, […]

The holiday season is fashion retailers\' most lucrative time of year and according to Deloitte\'s Annual Holiday Survey, US consumers are expected to spend more than 2013. Total Holiday spending is expected to increase by 13 percent to 1,299 dollars per household, while spending on gifts is expected […]

Beyond Retro, the UK’s largest vintage retailer is set to open its first pop-up in London next month, which will feature novelty Christmas jumpers in support of Save the Children\'s Christmas Jumper Day. “As the Beyond Retro brand continues to evolve and develop we’re constantly looking […]

Online fashion retailer Boohoo.com has opened its first physical store in New York, offering its customers direct access to its product range to celebrate the brand\'s relaunch in the US. The British e-tailer will operate a pop-up store on 462 West Broadway, which is set to remain open every day over […]

Macy’s Inc has announced plans to open its first Macy\'s and Bloomingdale\'s stores in Abu Dhabi in 2018, after entering into a strategic partnership with Al Tayer Group LLC, a leading UAE-based company, who will operate the stores underlicense. The Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores […]

US department store Neiman Marcus has teamed up with Slyce, a leading mobile visual search firm, to launch a new mobile app that enables shoppers to take photographs of fashion items and instantly be provided with close matching products. The service, named Snap Find Shop, has been integrated into the […]

Vente-Privee will be withdrawing from the US market, as American Express revealed it will be ending its joint venture with the French "flash sales" site by the end of this year. "American Express and Vente-Privee France have made a mutual decision to close Vente-Privee US by the end of the year," wrote […]