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.
The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL has opened a new exhibition celebrating the fashion and art masterpieces of Salvador Dalí and Elsa Schiaparelli, in the first exhibition exploring their creative relationship.
Stella McCartney and Hunter have signed up to to advertise in one of the positions on the renewed Piccadilly Lights and at the same time, privacy campaigners have objected to some of the tech the new lights will use.
The brand messaging platform will put its latest investment toward expanding its product, sales and customer support teams and to opening a new office to service the Europe, Asia and Middle East markets.
On Friday 20 October Amsterdam Fashion Institute will host the 13th edition of Beyond Green. The symposium brings together students and professionals and focuses on sustainability in the fashion industry.
It was a big day for Bicester Village on Thursday with the Value Retail-owned outlet mall opening its long-awaited extension that sees it with 30 new stores, more dining options and an all-new VIP area.