With 500 million online shoppers, China is estimated to exceed the 1 trillion dollar mark in online sales in 2018. However, only 20 percent of retailers feel confident in their capability to succeed in the Chinese e-commerce market, according to a survey conducted by consulting firms Frost & Sullivan […]

Harvey Nichols in partnership with Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies, has opened doors to a new store in Doha, Qatar. Located in Doha Festival City, the store is spread across 80,000 net sq. ft. of retail space, spanning over three floors showcasing a luxurious edit of womenswear, menswear, […]

Second-hand clothing is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to our full wardrobes and a growing awareness concerning sustainable consumption. The collection of used and unwanted clothing is booming. At the most recent World Retail Congress, president of Inditex, Pablo Isla announced that the spanish […]

Japanese fashion retailer revealed it will open a global flagship store in Manila, the Philippines. Set to open this coming autumn/winter season, the store, spanning 4100 square meters, will be the largest of Uniqlo’s 50 shops in the country. It will also be the largest in Southeast Asia. The new store […]

Prada is to open a new flagship in Dubai, as it aims to expands its presence in the Middle East. The Italian fashion house will open a three-story store in the luxurious Dubai Mall. Spread over 1,500 square metres. The retail space will offer the brand's clothing collections, bags, accessories and footwear […]

Esprit Holdings Limited has decided to close all its stores in Australia and New Zealand, as the region has proved to be loss-making. In a statement for investors issued on Tuesday, Esprit said the decision will allow for the company to concentrate efforts and resources in the Asian market, namely China, […]

Nike Inc. is among the first companies to try out Facebook Messenger´s new try-and-buy tool. Facebook Inc. has announced, on its newsroom, a new augmented reality (AR) feature for its Messenger app, which is currently used by 1.3 billion people worldwide. The tool allows for users to visualize products […]

Luxury retail platform, Farfetch has launched its Arabic language website for customers in the Middle East, following its recently announced joint venture with the Chalhoub Group. José Neves, founder and chief executive at Farfetch said in a statement: “As one of the largest luxury markets in the world, […]

Los Angeles-based contemporary fashion brand Rails has confirmed to FashionUnited that it is currently looking for the “right location” for its debut international store in London. In an interview with founder and creative director Jeff Abrams with FashionUnited, he revealed that the brand was currently […]

As a fashion mogul, Donna Karan is no stranger to fashion retail. The designer just confirmed a new Urban Zen store opening to debut in New York next month. The new venture was confirmed to WWD, set to open in Sag Harbor. The store will serve as the brand's third standalone store. According to the brand's […]

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