The UK-based retailer opened its third retail location and first US store in New York City. The 2,500-square-foot space offers women's and men's apparel, accessories, footwear and jewelry from emerging labels.
"Dress for Our Time", the brainchild of fashion designer Helen Storey, has turned a discarded tent from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan into a hooded dress featured on stage at the Glastonbury Festival.
There may be concerns about UK retail as Brexit talks loom and shoppers are hit by higher inflation, but international tourist spend appears to be going from strength to strength with tax-free shopping up 55% last month.
UK contemporary brand Whistles and stablemate Phase Eight are continuing their expansion globally with news that Rue Madame Fashion Group (RMFG) has opened flagships for the chains in Hong Kong’s Pacific Place.
So just how bad were Next’s full-year results? Well, they were not great and the outlook was discouraging with the firm talking about a “sectorial shift” as consumers move their spend away from the fashion sector.