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Selfridges in NFT deep dive with Paco Rabanne

Selfridges in NFT deep dive with Paco Rabanne

​Fashion, art, retail and technology are drawn together in a first-of-its-kind, multi-layered cultural collab featuring the work of artist Victor Vasarely and fashion house Paco Rabanne at Selfridges’ London store.
Luxury
UK online fashion sales "good" in 2021 despite sector's worst ever growth rate

UK online fashion sales "good" in 2021 despite sector's worst ever growth rate

​Year-on-year comparisons across the pandemic landscape can make interesting reading. That’s why UK online retail in 2021 recorded its worst-ever year for growth, but still managed a “rather good” performance.
Fashion
Recovery continues at M&S as Christmas quarter's fashion sales rise

Recovery continues at M&S as Christmas quarter's fashion sales rise

​M&S’s powerful recovery story continued over the Christmas period with the UK retail giant saying Thursday that constant currency sales rose 18.6% year-on-year and 8.9% compared to two years ago.
Fashion
Meta-works: Online universe becomes lab for real-life products

Meta-works: Online universe becomes lab for real-life products

Online platforms that are precursors of the metaverse vision for the internet's future are already serving as workrooms to develop products destined for real-life sale.
Fashion
Q3 fashion suffers at Sainsbury's amid tough comparisons

Q3 fashion suffers at Sainsbury's amid tough comparisons

UK supermarkets giant Sainsbury’s may have enjoyed a bumper Christmas trading for festive food and drink, but there was less cheer when it came to clothing.
Fashion
Bluewater owner Landsec makes key executive appointment

Bluewater owner Landsec makes key executive appointment

Big appointment for Landsec. The UK commercial property giant has hired Remco Simon to the newly-created role of managing director – Strategy and Capital Markets. Effective immediately, the will report to CEO Mark Allan.
Fashion
Very Group needs to raise its game to compete with Next - analyst

Very Group needs to raise its game to compete with Next - analyst

​Very Group may have had a good Christmas trading period but it needs to up its game to compete with a major rival, analysts said.
Fashion
Urban Outfitters sees double-digit holiday sales growth on digital

Urban Outfitters sees double-digit holiday sales growth on digital

Urban Outfitters Inc. reported on Tuesday double-digit revenue growth for the 2021 holiday season, compared to the same two-month period in 2019, driven by strong growth in the U.S. group's digital channel. 
Fashion
Selfridges Birmingham branch stays closed after tragic incident

Selfridges Birmingham branch stays closed after tragic incident

​The Bullring, Birmingham branch of luxury department store Selfridges has stayed closed on Tuesday following an incident on Monday evening in which a man died. It’s due to reopen on Wednesday.
Luxury
Wilko to close 15 UK stores this year

Wilko to close 15 UK stores this year

​Wilko is to close 15 stores in 2022, it announced on Tuesday. The value-focused general merchandise retailer that also sells beauty products has reviewed its store estate as a result of a number of leases ending.
Beauty
December fashion spend rose, but less than hoped for say key retail reports

December fashion spend rose, but less than hoped for say key retail reports

​Consumer spending on essential items grew in December by as much as 13.7% on a two-year basis, but clothing saw slower growth and department stores also lagged compared to supermarkets and discounters.
Fashion
Very Group sees strong Christmas trading, names new chair from Walmart

Very Group sees strong Christmas trading, names new chair from Walmart

Online retail giant The Very Group had a good Christmas as fashion interest spiked, it said on Tuesday as it also announced the arrival of a new non-executive chair.
Fashion
Marble Arch Mound finally closes after months of criticism

Marble Arch Mound finally closes after months of criticism

​It will probably go down as one of the capital's most derided attractions. London’s Marble Arch Mound, the £6 million, 72 ft-high hill folly that claimed the job of Westminster council’s deputy leader, closed on Sunday.
Fashion
Quintessentially mulls speedy sale, appoints advisor - report

Quintessentially mulls speedy sale, appoints advisor - report

​UK-based luxury concierge service Quintessentially is contemplating a sale, according to reports. The business is looking at several options with hopes of securing a speedy deal.
Luxury
UK footfall drops in latest week, London suffers most

UK footfall drops in latest week, London suffers most

​City centre retail destinations may not have actually been deserted in the latest week, but with advice to work from home still in force, footfall to those locations was down by a big percentage in the seven days.
Fashion
Oxford Street remains Europe's busiest shopping hub, Regent Street top luxury attraction

Oxford Street remains Europe's busiest shopping hub, Regent Street top luxury attraction

​London continued to be the shopping capital of Europe in 2021, according to a new report by BNP Paribas Real Estate, with Oxford Street, Regent Street and Covent Garden all scoring highly in terms of visitor numbers.
Fashion