Foot Locker is introducing America to the Power Store. The concept functions as both a store and an activation space to support community events. Foot Locker has already launched the retail concept in London, Liverpool and Hong Kong. The first U.S. Power Store opened in late January in Eastpointe, Michigan, […]

Luxury online retailer Farfetch has confirmed that it is to ban the sale of animal fur from its website from December 2019. The move has been applauded by animal charity Humane Society International (HSI), and its US affiliate, who worked with the online luxury retailer for years to bring about the […]

Women may still be fashion's biggest spenders, but the fastest rise in online shopping and those frequenting physical stores, is men. This may be a reversal of gender stereotypes as much as a new revelation as to where brands should focus their marketing dollars. No longer is shopping a behaviour mostly […]

Meet Scout, Amazon’s new self-driving device for small package delivery. The device is the size of a small cooler and rolls along sidewalks at a walking pace. The giant e-tailer started using Scout this week to deliver packages in Snohomish County, Washington, with the intention to expand its use to […]

Asos is to become the latest fashion retailer to delve into the world of own-brand homeware next month, as the online giant announces the launch of its Asos Supply collection. From statement cushions to bright desk lamps and quirky wall mirrors, the collection looks to satisfy minimalists and curators […]

An exhibit featuring pieces from the Redress Design Awards 2018 opened at Fashion for Good Experience in Amsterdam. The diverse array of collections were made entirely from waste, ranging from the usual suspects of dead stock textile and surplus materials from manufacturing, to more unusual contributors […]

COS, one of the brands under the H&M Group, has announced its plans to enter the Icelandic market, with a store in the country’s capital, Reykjavík, set to open later this year. The announcement was made on H&M’s website, but no further details were given about the store or its launch date. The first […]

Shopping at Zara is more expensive in Brazil than in any other country, reveals the fourth edition of an annual study by Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual. Titled “Zara Index”, the research takes the price of 12 Zara items across 44 countries, then converts local currencies to US dollars and compares […]

CEO INTERVIEWIt may seem counterintuitive for pure online players to venture into physical retail, considering how brick and mortar stores are struggling (Credit Suisse predicts 25 percent of all US shopping malls to close by 2025, while the UK high street is having its worst period since 2013). Yet, […]

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has introduced a series of new features and services to some of its shops in 2018, including self-service checkout, repairing services and a café called It’s Plet. In 2019, not only will these changes will be rolled out to more stores around the world, but the fast fashion retailer […]

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