The start of another week and news of another UK fashion retail chain seeking a CVA and planning to close a raft of stores with Monsoon Accessorize having struggled for some time against a weak retail environment.
Major retail landlord Landsec announced a raft of new signings from 17 brands covering 63,000 sq ft across its retail portfolio. Brands who have signed for space include Polo Ralph Lauren, H&M, Diesel, and Armani.
This season’s content programme at Birmingham fashion trade show Moda will focus on using the power of social media to grow brand awareness, the issues facing UK retailers and the benefits of video marketing.
The long-running story around the decline of what once were some of the most important brands in UK womenswear looks like it's reaching its end with administrators having failed to find a buyer for Calvetron Brands.
House of Fraser has opened its most forward-looking store yet and ticks several trend boxes. It’s HoF's first store on an out-of-town retail/leisure site, has plenty of eco features and includes a new beauty concept.