JCPenney is officially closing 137 locations across the U.S., with closing sales already underway. These closures mark the first steps in JCPenney's store optimization strategy, which focuses on driving sustainable, profitable growth. The company intends to reduce its store footprint in favor of putting […]

On Wednesday, Hudson and Luxottica Group announced their partnership and unveiled their plans to launch in-store Sunglass Hut shop-in-shops. This collaboration will allow Hudson, which owns more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks and tourist destinations across North America, to […]

Luxury Italian fashion brand Brunello Cucinelli has opened its new flagship boutique on London’s New Bond Street. The new store, which will offer its menswear, womenswear and accessories, alongside a new tailor-made suit service, will join its other London boutique on Sloane Street. Located at 135-137 […]

At the beginning of the week, as was the case with many UK retailers, Debenhams was able to successfully reopen 50 stores, following the government’s decision to ease Covid-19 lockdown measures. Now, the department store has announced that it is preparing to reopen an additional number of stores on […]

Shopify has announced that it will be making a change to its mobile shopping assistant ‘Shop’ to spotlight Black-owned businesses. “Shopify’s mission has always been to help all people - no matter their race, religion, gender, sexuality or otherwise - achieve independence by making it easier to start, […]

In line with the UK government’s decision to ease Covid-19 lockdown measures and to allow non-essential businesses to reopen their doors to the public, British heritage brand Belstaff reopened its stores this week. Belstaff shops in London and Manchester are offering renewed in-store service, with the […]

San Francisco-based sustainable footwear brand Allbirds has chosen Amsterdam as the location for its first store in the Netherlands. The 70-square-metre store, located in de Negen Straatjes, will open on 18 June and follows recent openings by the fast-growing brand in London and Berlin. The brand has […]

Following the UK government’s decision to ease Covid-19 lockdown measures, luxury fashion boutiques on London’s Sloane Street were able to join the list of non-essential businesses that reopened this week. Brands such as Hermès, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Fendi have worked with property manager and […]

Luxury British footwear label Malone Souliers has launched e-commerce in China with a WeChat store, which features a curated edit of both seasonal and core styles. This marks the brand’s first ‘social commerce’ presence globally and is part of its renewed focus on the Chinese market. The new e-commerce […]

Brooks Brothers has welcomed its customers back to its UK stores. The American clothing brand has reopened all five of the stores it operates in the UK and Ireland, though with new safety measures to adhere to local guidelines and health initiatives. The company is asking all customers to wear face […]

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