×

Lifestyle

The latest news

Liberty using store staff to energise digital offer

Liberty using store staff to energise digital offer

​With its flagship department closed for now, Liberty London is aiming to make the best of the festive shopping season by putting its store staff in front of online shoppers.
Fashion
IKEA investment arm in talks to buy city-centre retail property in big European cities

IKEA investment arm in talks to buy city-centre retail property in big European cities

IKEA's Ingka Investments is in talks to buy commercial property in prime locations in several big European cities after it finalised its first-ever such acquisition last month, its managing director said.
Lifestyle
Alexander McQueen introduces seamless omnichannel strategy

Alexander McQueen introduces seamless omnichannel strategy

​Alexander McQueen has embarked on a new omnichannel strategy having spent the last two years (and especially the last few months) preparing its stores for the new seamless physical-to-digital world.
Luxury
Self-gifting to grow this Christmas, fashion and beauty strong - survey

Self-gifting to grow this Christmas, fashion and beauty strong - survey

Looking after number-one. After a tough 2020, almost a quarter of UK adults plan to treat themselves to a gift this Christmas, with fashion and beauty high on the list of self-gifting.
Fashion
Rolling Stones launch 360​° virtual experience​ to support new store

Rolling Stones launch 360​° virtual experience​ to support new store

Following their store debut on Carnaby Street, the Rolling Stones have unveiled a global e-commerce shop equipped with a 360° virtual experience “so customers can shop inside the store from anywhere in the world”.
Fashion
UK Christmas spending to dip only 0.4% - Mintel report

UK Christmas spending to dip only 0.4% - Mintel report

​There may be a lot of talk about the Christmas shopping season in 2020 being something of a write-off for many retailers, but a new report suggests that overall spending will fall only marginally. 
Fashion
Up to 60 Debenhams stores could close even with JD Sports rescue deal

Up to 60 Debenhams stores could close even with JD Sports rescue deal

​Analysts believe that up to 60 Debenhams stores could still close next year despite JD Sports reportedly being in exclusive talks to acquire the entire business.
Fashion
Parcels group urges Black Friday rethink as 2020 'could repeat 2014's problems'

Parcels group urges Black Friday rethink as 2020 'could repeat 2014's problems'

It’s an accident waiting to happen. Add the UK’s national lockdowns to the upcoming Black Friday trading extravaganza and you have a recipe for disaster “creating an £8.29 billion monster”, according to ParcelHero.
Fashion
Luxury giants increase their grip on sector, growth continues but landscape shifts

Luxury giants increase their grip on sector, growth continues but landscape shifts

​The luxury goods industry was expanding healthily before the pandemic hit, but while sales were strong, a select group of luxury giants dominated the sector overall. 
Luxury
JD Sports now in exclusive talks on Debenhams deal

JD Sports now in exclusive talks on Debenhams deal

​JD sports is believed to be in exclusive talks about buying Debenhams with the company reportedly interested in acquiring the entire business pre-Christmas.
Fashion
Landlord Grosvenor launches green push for London's West End

Landlord Grosvenor launches green push for London's West End

​West End landlord Grosvenor has given some of the major shopping streets it controls a green makeover and made them more attractive to potential visitors.
Fashion
FatFace names ex-Joules chief Colin Porter as chairman

FatFace names ex-Joules chief Colin Porter as chairman

Multichannel British lifestyle brand FatFace has named Colin Porter as its new non-executive chairman, replacing Stuart Rose who left in the autumn.
Fashion
English stores, salons will be able to open after current lockdown

English stores, salons will be able to open after current lockdown

​Non-essential stores in England will be breathing a sigh of relief on Monday as news comes that they will be allowed to open in all areas when the country’s lockdown ends on December 2. 
Fashion
Rimowa launching new line named Never Still

Rimowa launching new line named Never Still

Rimowa has decided to soften things up. The baggage brand known for its signature hard-wearing aluminium cases is launching a new collection of bags, targeted at a younger and more restless consumer.
Luxury
Bad news for N Ireland stores as lockdown extended into December

Bad news for N Ireland stores as lockdown extended into December

A new extension to the pre-Christmas retail ‘circuit-breaker' in Northern Ireland could turn into a longer power cut for many businesses deemed non-essential. 
Fashion
​Further blow to UK retail: concerns over personal finances grow

​Further blow to UK retail: concerns over personal finances grow

Just when you thought UK retail confidence couldn't get any worse. Further worrying news emerged Friday that consumer confidence fell again and concerns over personal finances for 2021 dipped further, according to GfK.
Fashion