Online retailers selling products via Etsy had an unpleasant surprise last weekend, when they discovered the online marketplace had made unauthorized withdrawals from their bank accounts, ranging from a few hundred dollars up to tens of thousands of dollars. Sellers flooded Etsy’s Community Forum with […]

Celine opened a new retail concept on New York's Madison Avenue on Monday. The store is the first designed by creative director Hedi Slimane for the brand and blends the designer's signature aesthetics with artworks specific to the site. The Madison Avenue location is the first of a new retail strategy […]

IN PICTURES The fashion label MCM opened its new store concept '1976 Berlin' on Friday in the German capital. Further stores will follow worldwide: a store in Tokyo's Ginza district has already been planned for spring. The new shop in Berlin's Torstrasse 74 seeks to offer an artistic and sophisticated […]

Veganism is on the rise, so much so that a record number of non-vegans have adhered to Veganuary, a pledge to start the year by challenging oneself to follow a plant-based lifestyle for an entire month. No less than 250,000 pledges were made this year. Whether all these people actually managed to stick […]

Sustainable womenswear brand Reformation launched an innovative new campaign called Carbon is Canceled. The campaign uses retail credits to incentivize consumers to opt for renewable energy options in their homes. Reformation partnered with Arcadia Power and Native energy for the initiative, as a measure […]

INTERACTIVE Nothing less than creating a "radically" new shopping experience was the goal behind online fashion retailer Bonprix's new pilot store. Want to order your size into the fitting room via smartphone or have tags that change prices in real time along with the ones in the online shop? The store […]

Crocs, Inc. will relocate its corporate headquarters in 2020, from Niwot, Colorado to Broomfield, Colorado, USA. The company said that this move is part of the company’s strategy for long-term, sustainable growth, including employee retention and recruitment. “This is an exciting time to be at Crocs, […]

Foot Locker is introducing America to the Power Store. The concept functions as both a store and an activation space to support community events. Foot Locker has already launched the retail concept in London, Liverpool and Hong Kong. The first U.S. Power Store opened in late January in Eastpointe, Michigan, […]

Luxury online retailer Farfetch has confirmed that it is to ban the sale of animal fur from its website from December 2019. The move has been applauded by animal charity Humane Society International (HSI), and its US affiliate, who worked with the online luxury retailer for years to bring about the […]

Women may still be fashion's biggest spenders, but the fastest rise in online shopping and those frequenting physical stores, is men. This may be a reversal of gender stereotypes as much as a new revelation as to where brands should focus their marketing dollars. No longer is shopping a behaviour mostly […]

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