Northern Ireland’s lockdown has been extended again in an effort to drive down Covid cases, this time until 1 April. It’s more bad news for non-essential retailers who have been closed since the end of trading on Christmas Eve as part of what was then planned to be a six-week lockdown, but was last […]

Nordic fashion and lifestyle brand Arket is to open its first flagship store in Seoul, Korea on February 26. Located inside The Hyundai Seoul, a new department store in the centre of Yeouido, the new store will mark Arket’s first physical destination in Asia. Arket managing director, Pernilla Wohlfahrt, […]

Nike’s earliest basketball shoe, the Blazer Mid, has been transformed. The shoe features a deconstructed, DYI approach featuring a thinner, more prolonged, half-stitched swoosh taking inspiration from the logo’s 1971 version. The shoe captures Readymade founder Yuta Hosokawa’s core design values and […]

Fashion weeks are crucial for retail fashion buyers to connect with brands, seek out trends, feel garments, and assess inventory for the coming season. For this FW21 season, due to travel restrictions and lockdowns taking place worldwide, buyers have had to adjust to mostly digital shows and remote […]

Even though their e-commerce site has ensured the survival of many fashion retailers during the global pandemic, it is no secret that the flood of shipped packages has had a negative impact on the environment - seven times more packaging is required for e-commerce compared to brick-and-mortar retail. […]

UK fashion retailers face 360 million pounds worth of Christmas 2020 clothing and footwear returns, according to new research. For 2020 as a whole, a year which saw soaring e-commerce sales as companies faced prolonged store closures, apparel retailers face 4.3 billion pounds worth of returns. The proportion […]

Almost three-quarters of Brits say they’d be willing to pay extra for environmentally-friendly e-commerce options, new data reveals. According to a survey by returns management platform ReBound, 72 percent of Brits would pay extra to subsidise greener delivery and returns options, such as choosing more […]

H&M-owned Arket has announced plans to open its first physical store in China this autumn. The flagship store will be located in Beijing and will stock a mix of the Stockholm-based brand’s wardrobe staples and seasonal fashion drops for both women and men. The store will also feature an Arket cafe and […]

The Neiman Marcus Group is reshaping the customer experience across both its Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman brands. The company has hired Bob Kupbens as its new executive vice president, chief product and technology officer. He will join Neiman Marcus on February 1, reporting to CEO Geoffroy van […]

ThirdLove has unveiled a new digital offering to help its shoppers get the most from their online experience. The online intimates retailer has launched “The Fitting Room” - an interactive quiz that builds upon the brand’s original Fit Finder quiz. The Fitting Room helps customers find their best products […]

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