Amazon is delivering a direct blow to Etsy with the announcement of its Handmade Gift Shop. Serving as a separate storefront, it stocks thousands of handcrafted items for special celebrations and milestones.
Men’s lifestyle brand L’Estrange London has opened a Soho pop-up for three months, designed to be a space where customers can discover the brand’s core pieces, its unreleased concepts and interiors brands.
Sainsbury’s is ramping up its non-food offer at present with the retailer having now launched its new Tu Premium menswear line in-store, getting an Argos jewellery boost and expanding its Habitat store count.
IKEA reported full-year earnings of EUR 34.1 billion, and plans to test “open-source” design and full-range town-center showrooms as part of its efforts to adapt to rapidly changing consumer shopping habits.