John Lewis has unveiled its Christmas ad with the big reveal of what has come to be the most anticipated UK festive campaign being less of a surprise this year given that Elton John’s involvement was flagged in advance.
House of Fraser boss Mike Ashley’s wish to keep open as many of the beleaguered department store chain’s branches as possible could come to nothing with reports that a raft of new closures are about to be announced.
Christmas spend could dip slightly in the West End this Christmas a new prediction shows but it also says that the challenging year has made it a buyers market that should tempt people away from their screens.
Selfridges is aiming to shake up the designer streetwear market with the opening of a new dedicated 'menswear' room that will welcome women too and also has a free skate bowl while acting as an events space.
The new Oxford Street strategy proposing to overhaul the area with 96 projects across 87 streets has been approved by Westminster City Council’s cabinet and will be put out to public consultation in November.
While House of Fraser seems to have been successful so far in saving some of its landmark stores such as London's Oxford Street and Frasers in Glasgow, it's been unsuccessful with its Manchester flagship.