Mango, Flannels, Urban Outfitters, Zara and Newbie have committed to opening new stores at Westgate Oxford, as the shopping centre reveals 19m people passed through its doors in its first 12 months of trading.
The massive store has five customer “recharge” seating areas, free Wi-Fi and 54 fitting rooms. It is being built on Primark’s new shop fit with immersive tech elements including two LED shop-front video windows.
The new owner of Belstaff has been named Britain’s richest man in the latest Sunday Times Rich List. Self-made businessman Jim Ratcliffe is chairman/CEO of chemicals company Ineos, which acquired Belstaff last autumn.
Lexicon Bracknell appears to be a success with the mall’s operator saying this week that visitor traffic has been higher than expected and a larger-than-average level of affluent consumers are shopping there.
White Company and Charles Tyrwhitt owner Bectin may have seen profits falling in the year to March 2017, but the firm saw it as a successful year as sales rose and the profits drop was attributed to a one-off issue.
Retail power couple Chrissie Rucker and Nick Wheeler, the respective founders of The White Company and shirt brand Charles Tyrwhitt, have been recognised for their services to retail in the New Year’s Honours list.