Westfield London’s much-talked-about extension will open in three phases starting in the spring with phase two not due until this summer and the entire £600 million extension to be open by the autumn.
Fashion has had a good seven days at John Lewis as the chilly weather across the UK spurred it to a 7.7% rise. That easily outstripped the 2.6% overall increase to £79.4 million at the physical stores chain and webstore.
John Lewis continued to struggle with slowing sales in the latest week. On Tuesday the department stores and e-tail firm said that sales for the seven days to January 13 fell 3.8% year-on-year to £85.7 million.
Chains that struggled with Christmas trading are grabbing the biggest headlines for now, but it’s important to note that not everyone in UK fashion retail is suffering and East certainly seems to be getting things right.