French footwear and accessories brand Clergerie has opened a new free-standing flagship store in New York on Madison Avenue that features its new retail concept launched in Paris last September with the opening of its rue Saint-Honore boutique. The latest flagship in New York adds to Clergerie’s portfolio […]

BHS International Limited has announced a new franchise partnership with the City Center Mall located in Sulaimaniya, Iraq to open four stores over the next five years. The company said that first two-floor ‘anchor’ store is scheduled to open in Sulaimaniya in May 2018 showcasing full product range […]

London - The rumors have proven to be true - Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz is set to launch Afound, an off-price marketplace in 2018. The move sees the H&M group going head to head with leading online marketplaces (as well as offline), as the retail giant aims to create a “style-and deal-hunting […]

Two former Under Armour executives have launched a new e-commerce brand called Revtown based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company officially launched today, and features men's performance denim and casual shirts. They are planning to launch a women's collection in 2019. Founded by Henry Stafford […]

As Esprit continues to struggle financially and with bringing in customers, they have opted to shutter their Hong Kong flagship store. They will also close their Peking Road flagship and a Causeway Bay location this year. The company, which is listed in Hong Kong, issued a profit warning to investors […]

"Artificial intelligence and robots will kill many jobs." It's a depressingly blunt statement for anyone to make, but even more so as it is the prediction of Jack Ma, CEO of the Chinese online sales giant Alibaba. The rise of AI -- its huge potential and fears over its potentially negative consequences […]

Uniqlo has plans to go full-speed ahead by opening a new store in Sweden, a move that would put them in rival H&M's home market. The brand plans to launch its first store in Stockholm this fall. This would mark Uniqlo's entrance into the Nordic market. Uniqlo is famous for its Heat Tech technology, […]

Australian fashion is making an effort in targeting more U.S. customers. This month, the Aussie Collective just opened a 1,000 square foot space at Westfield Century City highlighting Australian designers. The boutique acts as a temporary space representing fashion and lifestyle brands from Australia. […]

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has come under fire over its handling of user data in an episode that underscores growing concerns for privacy in the hyper-digitised country. Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial was forced to apologise on Wednesday after users said they felt misled into allowing its Alipay […]

Japanese footwear maker Asics has opened two new brand stores - one on 579 Fifth Avenue in New York City, which is the brand's first flagship store in the US - and one on Mariahilfer Strasse in Vienna, Austria, the city's longest and most lively shopping street, which is the first Austrian brand store. […]

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