Just how tough UK retail’s pandemic mauling has been — especially for fashion — came into stark focus on July 30. More than one in seven stores are now vacant on UK high streets, retail parks and in shopping centres.
The English poet and painter served as inspiration for the Kering-owned brand's men's collection for next summer, resulting in a vision of masculinity with shades of Dante, featuring tulle dresses and frilled tailoring.
Kurt Geiger-owned women’s footwear and accessories retail brand Carvela has opened a standalone store at the Landsec-operated Bluewater mall in Kent. It becomes Carvela's seventh UK store and first in the South East.
Positive news for giant retail landlord Landsec. The UK’s largest commercial property firm said Friday it has made “good progress” on rent collections following over a year of widespread pandemic-induced disruption.
The son of the founder of Factory Records has criticised the label’s current owner and retailer Selfridges after a new collection of fashion and homewares went on sale with prices rising to the high hundreds of pounds.
Boohoo’s trading update on Tuesday showed that the pureplay e-tailer continued to prosper in Q1, even after UK physical stores reopened in April, although there were challenges in some markets and margins were squeezed.
Gap has confirmed that it’s to close 19 UK and Republic of Ireland stores this summer. It follows a bruising pandemic period and news backs in October that the US firm was launching a review of its European business.