'Sunshine' is the name of L'Occitane en Provence's new retail design. A concept that serves as part of the French brand's overall strategy, in a bid focus on in-store experiences around its beauty products.
On October 25, the Swedish denim brand will unveil a 125 square-metre store in Amsterdam’s 9 Straatjes shopping district. The shop, which will also house the Benelux showroom, will be the first Dutch branch.
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.
The news that Topshop has closed its four stores in Spain adds further pressure to the once-unstoppable fast fashion chain after the company’s franchised businesses in Australia and New Zealand failed earlier this year.
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.
Debenhams CEO Sergio Bucher is planning to bring more ‘excitement’ into its stores by reducing clutter on the shop floor, as the company faces backlash for reportedly asking for unreasonable supplier discounts.
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.
Hobbs seems to be progressing with its turnaround as the womenswear chain’s sales and profits move upwards.In the year to January, its sales rose 9% to £119.5m, which just beat the 8.7% rise in gross profit to £76.2m.
The are few greater fashion success stories than Value Retail and newly-expanded Bicester Village is its crowning glory. The luxury outlet in Oxfordshire is probably the highest performing shopping destination anywhere.
Mall giant Intu on Friday deployed Bo, a shop-bot, at its Milton Keynes centre with the robot set to interact with shoppers, direct them to different stores and ask them about their shopping experience.
Luxury British-made tweeds specialist Jade Holland Cooper is growing her retail footprint and has trebled the size of her Holland Cooper Harrods concession, as well as preparing to open her first flagship this month.