Gucci has partnered with Alibaba's Tmall Luxury Pavilion to bring its fashion and beauty categories to Tmall's consumer-base of more than 750 million Chinese shoppers. The brand will launch two flagship stores on the platform, with the first one opening on December 21. This store will offer products […]

Gucci is to launch two flagship stores on China’s Tmall after parent company Kering said it would drop a counterfeit lawsuit against its owner Alibaba. The move shows how important Tmall’s Luxury Pavillion is to Western brands, who have suffered a loss of sales in retail’s annus horribilis. The new […]

The UK saw a sharp fall in the sales volume of clothing in November compared to the month before, as lockdowns across the four nations hindered retailers' hopes for a pre-Christmas sales rebound. Clothing retailers were the worst-hit category, with a monthly fall of 19 percent, according to the latest […]

Frasers Group has announced plans to open three new regional flagship Flannels stores in 2021, including a seven-floor megastore in Liverpool. A 120,000 square foot Flannels store will open on Liverpool’s iconic Parker Street in the autumn, taking over the city’s ‘Owen Owen’ building. Set over seven […]

Kim Kardashian's shapewear and loungewear label Skims has been growing quickly. Shortly after announcing new retail partnerships with Net-a-Porter and Ssense, the brand has now partnered with Ounass, a retail platform that operates exclusively in the Middle East. This new partnership marks the first […]

Kontoor Brands has launched its Wranger label in China for the first time, through a new partnership with Alibaba's Tmall e-commerce platform. Wrangler's product lines are now available for purchase via Tmall. The company has had its sights set on expanding to Chinese retail for over a year; in a press […]

Retail has seen a noticeable shift to digital commerce throughout the pandemic, and Rebag has found a new solution to brick-and-mortar: a "micro store." The secondhand luxury retailer is opening its first-ever micro version of its traditional store in New York City. Located inside The Shops at Columbus […]

Rent the Runway is changing the way it reaches consumers - by traveling to them during this holiday season. The clothing rental service announced via its Instagram account this week that it has launched the RTR Swap Stop, which is a traveling holiday pop-up. The company explained in its post, "We’re […]

Non-essential stores in Wales will close at the end of trading on Christmas Eve ahead of the country entering into a new lockdown on 28 December, meaning no in-store boxing day sales. From 28 December, new tighter measures will be enforced as the entire country enters into “level 4” restrictions, first […]

Ongoing uncertainty over a trade deal between the UK and Europe is making it “harder for businesses to prepare effectively” for 1 January, warns the CEO of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), Helen Dickinson. “The 11th hour has passed and every passing moment of uncertainty makes it harder for businesses […]

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