The number of fashion-focused shops on premier shopping thoroughfare Oxford Street looks like falling even further with news that IKEA is likely to take over the former Topshop flagship, in a key Oxford Circus position.
Manolo Blahnik is the latest luxury name to link up with The Restory on a repair service as the concept of restoring luxury goods, rather than throwing them away and replacing them, becomes increasingly popular.
M&S has unveiled its AW21 collection and unlike previous collection debuts, the offer is big on affordable and stylish comfort and less focused on higher-end star pieces. It comes with a major new campaign.
The collection, available starting September 10 in select Gucci stores and on Gucci.com, falls under Gucci Décor and is comprised of three different lifestyle verticals: Stationery, Games and Travel & Leisure.
Retail destination centre:mk Milton Keynes is to add its fourth new beauty-related brand to its retail roster this year. Rituals Cosmetics is to open a new store this year, marking its debut in the region.
Newbie owner KappAhl, the Swedish fashion retailer, is spending big on its digital retail platform. SEK200 million (£16.7 million) to be precise, as part of the retailer’s “comprehensive digital transformation”.
Concerns over EU customs and border delays have led to a dramatic slump in UK online shoppers buying from international websites, a new survey says. Just under a third (31%) of UK consumers shopped overseas in 2021.