September marked seven months of sustained retail recovery, a UK report showed on Friday, although that could be bad news for shoppers come Black Friday as the strength could embolden retailers to rein-in discounting.
As high-end resale becomes increasingly mainstream, trends in the segment are increasingly tracking those of the new-product luxury market and that has been underlined by data from a leading name in the resale category
The sportswear brand has joined forces with the digital-first resale platform to launch its Choose to Give Back program, allowing consumers to send in used apparel for reuse or resale in exchange for rewards.
Switzerland-based sustainable luxury footwear brand Inuikii has received a major boost as far as UK consumers are concerned with the brand available at high-end department store Selfridges from this autumn.
The signs are looking good. UK retail footfall “surprisingly" continued to strengthen in September, boosted by a slow return to office working together with the beginnings of the return of overseas tourists.
Farfetch is continuing its partnership with multimedia brand Nataal to “champion and celebrate black creativity in fashion”. And after February’s debut, the second iteration sees it working with Valentino too.
Amazon has opened its first UK non-food store with a debut at Bluewater in Kent. Although not selling fashion for now, it’s a strong signal of the retailer’s ambitions in physical retail for multiple product categories.