The retailer’s new department store in Oxford will offer shoppers a myriad of experiences, including a free personal styling service for men, ‘hotel style’ tours of the shop and eyebrow and nail treatments.
The British fashion market has returned to growth, albeit at a mild pace of only 0.2%, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel. Less discounting and more transitional pieces are the reasons behind the growth.
British designer brand Orla Kiely saw sales jump 15.8% to £8.3 million in the year to end of March, with continued success in the Far East, the US market and its handbag range contributing to the growth.
Asos has launched Asos Instant, a same day delivery service for customers in London. The delivery option will cost £12.95 and is expected to roll out in other major cities across the UK in the coming months.
The Crown Estate’s plans to extend Leicester’s Fosse Park are taking shape following the acquisition of the neighbouring Castle Acres site, which will be redeveloped into a 288,000 sq ft shopping attraction.
Shop Direct’s long-term investments in digital, personalisation and data are paying off, with the British owner of Very.co.uk announcing on Monday its fifth consecutive year of record sales and underlying profits.