Early July will see the launch of the new ‘By Appointment’ app, which will assist retailers in reopening their stores and help consumers shop with confidence. The free app was created by hospitality and IT development experts Charles Smith and Adam Batten, and will offer “valuable benefits” to retailers, […]

Instagram has announced that it is expanding its shopping feature to more types of businesses, including creators and publishers as of 9 July. From that date, any eligible business or creator account with at least one eligible product can use shopping tags to drive users to their website to make a purchase. […]

Drop-off delays, cancellations of trade fairs, postponed collections, the question of purchasing planning is at the heart of the disruptions brought about by the crisis. Added to this is the digital transformation - that of fashion weeks but also of showrooms and trade shows - to which fashion professionals […]

The spread of the coronavirus has presented the vast majority of the fashion industry with uncertainty, as retailers had to close shop, fashion events were cancelled or postponed and consumer shopping behaviors changed. But, the resale market acted as a bright spot in this otherwise bleak reality: according […]

New York City was given the green light to resume in-store retail on Tuesday, and Saks Fifth Avenue has announced the reopening of its flagship. The Fifth Avenue store will open on Wednesday, marking the completion of Saks' phased approach to reopenings of its 40-store fleet across the U.S. and Canada. […]

Valentino is suing the landlord of its Fifth Avenue store in an attempt to terminate their lease. Valentino says that the FIfth Avenue location is no longer prime retail space due to the coronavirus pandemic. In March when New York City went on lockdown, Valentino's four-story flagship store closed […]

Gap Inc. continues to take hits from landlords. The multi-brand retailer is being sued by Brookfield Property Partners over unpaid rent, after previous lawsuits brought up by Simon Property Brothers and 48th Americas LLC. Brookfield filed against Gap in a Texas court, claiming over 2 million dollars […]

Retailers in London’s Connaught Village were able to reopen their doors to the public, following the UK government’s latest Covid-19 guidelines. Fashion businesses including shoe brands Lucy Choi and Crispins, vintage wedding dress brand Eliza Jane Howell and designer resale shop The Dresser were able […]

London - Capital and Regional, the UK’s leading owner-manager of community shopping centres, with locations in London, Luton, and Maidstone, has developed and launched a new technology in partnership with Sensormatic Solutions, for its ShopperTrak solution to monitor and help control individual centre […]

With Covid-19 lockdown measures easing around the world, consumer mindsets are likely to change again: the favoring of nostalgic fashion as a form of escapism, wearing face masks as fashion accessories, ‘homewear’ wardrobes, a return to minimalism and the prioritization of transparency and kindness […]

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