John Lobb has unveiled a new store concept in Paris that feels as much an art gallery or gentleman’s club as a traditional shoe shop; part of a global expansion that includes openings in California and the Middle East.
As flagships go, Zara’s tend to be really big. And the Inditex star brand’s latest is no exception. The new store in the St David’s mall in Cardiff, which opened this week, measures 36,500 square feet.
Icon Outlet at the O2 now has an "interactive experience designed for capturing content to post on Instagram and TikTok”.The opening of Tikky Town underlines the importance of extra experiences for shopping malls.
News to cheer UK fashion omnichannel retail. The sector saw a near-record performance in May — the first full post-lockdown month — with sustained online sales bolstering overall growth, BDO’s latest data showed.
Forget fast fashion, it’s becoming all about quality clothing, especially for Gen Z consumers. According to a Superdry survey of 1,000 people in the UK, 59% prefer to buy quality, sustainably-made clothing.
How’s this for an eye-watering uptake? Research shows 50% of all shoppers in the UK and the US will be participating in Amazon’s Prime Day (21-22 June). And fashion and beauty are topping the list of proposed purchases.
Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo interrupted a fairly strong record of rising Japanese same-store sales during May as the company recorded a 0.6% drop year-on-year. That said, total sales did manage to increase by 3.6%.