It was another slow period for John Lewis last week as the on-going mild weather rounded off October with a further sales fall. And fashion was a weak category, even though lingerie and own-label product was stronger.
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.
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.
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.