London-based womenswear brand Baukjen is launching social commerce. The premium brand has teamed up with digital commerce company Curalate for the new feature which will allow consumers to explore shoppable customer-generated content on Baukjen’s website homepage and in a dedicated ‘Shop their style’ […]

Reuters has reported that one in retailers, about 7000 of Hong Kong's 64,000 licensed retail establishments, could be forced to close down in the next six months. Violent protests have been deterring tourists from visiting Hong Kong costing retailers sales. Hong Kong is typically one of the top shopping […]

With a general election looming, Brexit uncertainty and general retail gloom, GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index is a reflection of current times, and remains unchanged at -14 compared to November in 2018. Joe Staton, Client Strategy Director at GfK, said in a statement: “In the face of Brexit […]

Mobile phones are driving fashion shopping this festive season, accounting for 67 percent of traffic to fashion retail sites and 52 percent of online sales revenue, according to new research. Conversion rates on phones also jumped 53 percent higher since last year as consumers become more comfortable […]

Not many international brands and retailers could afford to ignore India, the world’s most populous country with 1.37 billion people, second only to China, and catching up fast. Given that 41 percent of that enormous population is using the internet, that is a whopping 562 million people or potential […]

VF Corporation, the American parent company to Vans, Timberland, Napapijri and Eastpak brands, announced the guidelines of its new sustainability and responsibility strategy. The Denver-based apparel giant has launched a ‘Made for Change’ program, aimed at mitigating global warming by implementing an […]

When Selfridges debuted a gender neutral pop-up called Agender in 2015 it occupied a tiny, slightly awkward space in its London flagship store. At the time the directional retailer was lauded for thinking outside the gender binary, which four years ago was still a novel conversation. Of course genderless […]

Sustainability and efficiency have become priorities for retailers this holiday shopping season, with initiatives like omnichannel shopping services or markdowns that promote fashion recycling. And now a new gifting platform offers another solution to streamline holiday shopping between retailer, gift […]

Zalando announced that the company acquired a record-breaking number of around 840,000 new customers during its fifth Cyber Week. The company said in a statement that this year’s shopping event, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, led to 32 percent GMV growth compared to last year’s Cyber Week. […]

Even though Lord & Taylor shuttered its historic New York City flagship on Fifth Avenue at the start of 2019, the department store is returning to the city for the holiday shopping season. The Lord & Taylor holiday pop-up will be open for two weeks in December in a 2,400-square-foot space in the city's […]

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