Tourists and foreign shoppers are likely to avoid coming to the UK, where the government-imposed 14-day quarantine means anyone arriving will not be allowed to leave the place they are staying for this duration. The U.K.’s luxury sector, along with many brands and retailers, is concerned of the impact […]

Businesses in areas where local lockdowns are enforced will be able to put staff back on the furlough scheme if they were previously on it, the government has said. It comes after Leicester became the first city in the UK to enforce a local lockdown and close all non-essential stores following a spike […]

Swedish payment provider and bank Klarna, well-known for its ‘shop now, pay later’ service, has announced that it has successfully launched in Spain by introducing ‘Pay in 3’. The ‘Pay in 3’ option will enable shoppers to split their purchases into three, interest-free equal payments that will be charged […]

IN PICTURESFrench footwear brand Veja has opened its latest store in a former military barracks in Bordeaux. The barracks, called Darwin, have been transformed into a hybrid space bringing together 50 associations and 200 companies. Veja x Darwin will act as the brands “store of the future”, where it […]

In their e-commerce experience, consumers consider returns as equally significant as delivery and payment and many feel that retailers’ returns process for previously purchased items could be improved. That’s according to a survey commissioned by international e-commerce solution provider Doodle. In […]

The Covid-19 pandemic left shopping malls and streets completely deserted. Instead of manoeuvring several bags through oncoming pedestrians, items were conveniently placed into a digital shopping cart and ordered at home. Meanwhile, shops are open again, but the coronavirus is still in circulation and […]

H&M has opened an online store on, a South Korean online shopping platform owned by department store franchise Shinsegae Group. The store will feature a range of H&M’s womenswear, menswear, and kidswear as well as products from H&M Home. The Swedish retail giant first opened a store in South […]

Kenzo has opened its inaugural US flagship in New York City, marking the first Kenzo boutique in the world designed by creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista. Located in Soho at the corner of Grand and Mercer streets, the new “dynamic concept” from Baptista embraces the historic cast-iron façade […]

H&M Group has announced the launch of its second-hand fashion platform Sellpy in Germany. The group first invested in the Sweidish re-commerce platform in 2015 through its investment arm CO:LAB, before becoming its majority owner last year when it increased its overall stake to approximately 70 percent. […]

Klarna has updated its shopping experience through a new mobile app that allows consumers access to exclusive deals and product launches. As an alternative payments solutions provider, Klarna's retail offerings are always centered around adding convenience to commerce. In addition to allowing consumers […]

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