The iconic French fashion house opened a new boutique in Miami’s Design District on Thursday, revealing a two-floor couture destination designed by architect and longtime brand collaborator Peter Marino.
Luxury natural diamond jewellery giant De Beers has exited its flagship store on London’s Bond Street and into a new concept store next door that reflects a new-look blend of heritage, modernity and sustainability.
One thing Paris would not appear to need is another hotel. Yet LVMH launched two five-stars this fall. We met Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin to talk about the latest, Bulgari Hotel, and the race to be Paris' best inn.
We may be seeing something of a mini store opening boom at the moment, but huge numbers of stores belonging to failed businesses remain empty and that can be seen clearly from the large number of vacant Arcadia sites.
In a further sign of just how big the Gymshark brand has become in just a short period of time, news emerged on Wednesday that the label is to open its first flagship store in a prime spot on Regent Street next summer.
After its central London launch, Monsoon has opened its second boutique concept store at Bluewater in Kent. The company is “bringing a fresh new store experience to customers as part of the regeneration of retail”.
Red carpet events may have been thin on the ground in the past 18 months, but they still have the power to influence consumer fashion choices. And two high-profile red carpets have shown that in the past few few days.
A lack of lockdowns this autumn meant online retailers failed to match last year’s Black Friday digital shopping bonanza, with trading down 14.3% year-on-year. That was slightly worse than the anticipated 10% drop.
UK shoppers plan to spend £8.4 billion on buying Christmas gifts from independent retailers, some £2 billion more that a year ago, new research from Direct Line business insurance shows. That's 28% of their budget.