Fast-expanding retailer Next delivered a Q3 trading update on Wednesday and brief though it was, it showed how the business continues to be one of the most successful and best-run in the UK fashion sector.
New analysis of online search and social media activity has come up with the world’s most popular department stores. The top 10 is dominated by American and British names with New York and London the key destinations.
Just how Important shopping centres are to town centres becomes clear with the latest move in Burnley. The Lancashire town’s council has purchased the Charter Walk Shopping Centre for a cut-price £20.7m.
Small independent brands are clearly important for the future of retail and nowhere more so than in North Tyneside. It’s been enough to warrant a rebrand at the Royal Quays Outlet Centre in North Shields.
Premium fashion retailer Reiss has this week unveiled the first-ever kidswear offer that it flagged with its results last month. The company has created an upscale line that reflects the wider brand’s overall profile.
The comeback of Laura Ashley in the fashion sector has begun as Batsheva Hay’s eponymous Batsheva label has linked up with the UK brand in a way makes the most of its heritage and targets the upscale shopper.
According to the second Clair Report on retained brand value from resale marketplace Rebag, the strongest handbag labels in 2021 were once again Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. But Bottega Veneta is hot on their heels.