RESALE TUESDAYSThe stigma against second hand apparel and footwear is quickly becoming a thing of the past: according to a recent report by resale platform ThredUp, the market has grown 21 times faster than first hand fashion retail over the past three years and is expected to grow from 24 billion US […]

INTERVIEWThe luxury market is an area of growth within fashion; in the 12 months that ended June 30, 2018, the top 100 luxury companies generated 247 billion dollars in revenue and BrandZ’s report of the 100 most valuable global brands in 2019 noted luxury as the fastest growing category. There are […]

INTERVIEWShowfields connects an ongoing rotation of emerging and digitally-native brands with New York City shoppers through immersive retail experiences. The innovative multibrand retail store, which launched in 2018, takes up a four-story space at 11 Bond Street, where it offers brands assistance […]

IN-DEPTHThose following the fashion industry closely have probably noticed the name Klarna popping up again and again among the headlines. The Swedish fintech company, which raised 460 million US dollars (approximately 368 million pounds) in equity funding in August, has announced a series of fashion […]

INTERVIEWEarlier this month, at an analyst day held for Wall Street in New York, Gap announced that it plans to use analytics and machine learning to attract younger consumers to get the best yield out of a promotional retail environment. Tom Bloomfield, the Talent Acquisition Manager at Gap tells FashionUnited […]

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay has confirmed plans to close its Dutch stores by the end of the year. A total of 15 stores will be closed and 1,424 jobs will be lost. Hudson’s Bay employees in the Netherlands were informed of the news on Thursday afternoon, according to trade union CNV. "Especially because […]

More than 90 percent of shoppers have concerns when it comes to shopping via social media, yet nearly one-third of them still use it as a shopping platform, new research reveals. Payment security (59 percent), the quality of goods (56 percent) safety of their personal details (55 percent) and buying […]

Swedish footwear brand Vagabond Shoemakers is expanding its digital presence in the U.S. market later this month. It will launch an online concept store in the country, as well as an exclusive collection through e-commerce retailer Need Supply Co. on September 25. The women's shoe brand has prioritized […]

Swedish fashion giant H&M has confirmed it will trial selling external brands. The news was first reported by Swedish news site breakit.se after seeing a job advertisement for the position of Head of External Brands H&M on the fast-fashion retailer's website. The ad is looking for someone who will be […]

French fashion brand Sandro has opened its first flagship store in the United States in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. The location is centered on craftsmanship, which reflects the history and evolution of the brand. According to an announcement from the brand, this location will carry an exclusive […]

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