Kin continued to drive John Lewis womenswear sales up in the last seven days as the firm's own label proved a popular pick for customers and underlined the wisdom of its new strategy that is very focused on own-brands.
Hammerson announced it is trimming its exposure to department stores and high street fashion retailers in a strategy update unveiled on Tuesday, as pre-tax profits plunged by 80% in the first half of the year.
Press reports that Debenhams faces a virtual vote of no-confidence as a beauty service that it recently touted as one of its big new attractions seeks an exit strategy and a new investor have been denied by both firms.
UK heritage fashion brand Ben Sherman is focusing its attention back on the US market and is to open a pop-up store in Soho, New York in time for the autumn and Holiday shopping seasons complete with in-store live music.
Harvey Nichols has scored another coup with the luxury retailer set to partner exclusively with Marc Jacobs Beauty from October in a deal to sell the brand in all eight UK and Ireland stores, and at harveynichols.com.
In a first for South Korean investment in the UK, an investment group has acquired a retail park in the West Midlands for £175m, despite the generally unfavourable atmosphere for the UK bricks and mortar retail sector.