British clothing and homeware brand Laura Ashley is set to close all of its Australian stores by the end of the year following a failed buyer hunt by administrators, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The news comes in the same week that Laura Ashley announced it would be closing some 40 of its […]

H&M is moving towards shopping made simple. The brand partnered with Google to launch a streamlined holiday shopping service operated by voice command. Called the H&M Home Gift Guide, the voice application provides inspiration and ideas for holiday gifts from the H&M Home line. The easy-to-use feature […]

Worldwide retail with at-home conveniences. Luxury ready-to-wear brand Sies Marjan has partnered with a cross border ecommerce platform to reach consumers internationally. The software, called Flow, allows consumers a localized online shopping experience, regardless of which country they are shopping […]

Luxury second hand marketplace The RealReal has extended its partnership with Stella McCartney, in yet another move to promote sustainable fashion on the part of McCartney’s brand. Everyone who consigns a Stella McCartney item with The RealReal will receive 100 US dollars in store credit to shop at […]

What if you could open the door to the delivery person bringing your online purchases even when you’re not home? Online marketplace Zalando and Belgian Post Group (Bpost) are considering to offer just that. With the help of smart home technology, Belgian customers may soon be able to open their doors […]

Lululemon has taken a page from Amazon's playbook. The Vancouver-based athletic wear brand beloved by yogis has just finished a successful pilot program of a loyalty subscription service, and now plans to introduce the service to more markets. The brand tested the curated shopping experience using consumers […]

H&M has announced that it will be teaming up with cult footwear brand Eytys to release a unisex collection of shoes, clothing and accessories that will be available in selected stores worldwide and online from 24 January 2019. The Eytys x H&M line will see the two Swedish names collaborating on a selection […]

Consumers are growing more and more accustomed to buying clothes online, so much so that the share of e-commerce sales is set to grow from 20 percent today to 25 percent by 2020, according to a joint study by international marketplace Zalando and consultancy firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In this […]

The “gilets jaunes” (yellow vests) are taking a heavy toll on French retail. Retailers have lost approximately 1 billion euros (1.13 billion US dollars) since the protests began around a month ago, according to a statement by the French Retail Federation. “We must expect a new slowdown of economic growth […]

EXCLUSIVETommy Hilfiger is changing the way it does retail. With floor-to-ceiling interactive monitors, personalised embroidery stations and even a cafe, it’s safe to say that the US label’s revamped Amsterdam store is a peek into the future of retail. While the official opening of the store is set […]

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