H&M Group's Arket is to launch on German online retailer Zalando. The Stockholm-based brand will offer its menswear, womenswear and kidswear collections on Zalando’s online platform from 21 August, and will join Weekday and Monki as the latest H&M Group brand’s available on the site. “Our aim is to […]

Instagram has launched its new shopping feature in the US and will expand it globally in the coming weeks. Instagram Shop is a space for users to explore and purchase products from brands and creators, and features personalised recommendations and special curations from Instagram’s social shopping channel, […]

The New West End Company (NWEC) is calling for more clarity from the government concerning post-lockdown measures, and for tax-free shopping for European tourists, warning that without such actions the area faces a huge drop in sales and jobs. The company, which represents 600 businesses in affluent […]

Farfetch has nabbed an exclusive deal with Rihanna's Fenty line to be the brand's exclusive digital partner. The retailer will be the only e-commerce channel to stock the label outside of the brand's own channel. Farfetch's new partnership comes just in time for Fenty's Release 6-20 that launched this […]

Maintaining social distancing in factories is a challenge. For sewers of fast fashion products, cramped workplaces are often the norm, and not just in the Far East. In the UK, a factory in Leicester was called out by the Sunday Times for failing to protect workers from Covid-19. In the US, Dov Charney’s […]

Amazon Fashion is helping small fashion businesses affected by the pandemic through a partnership with Vogue. The two parties have created a storefront called Common Threads: Vogue x Amazon Fashion to help brands reach customers through curated assortments. Originally launched in May, Common Threads […]

Excess inventory is not a new problem, but for retailers now, finding stock exit routes for SS20 collections is an absolute priority. It has changed from an accounting afterthought to a critical role in retail supply chains. Covid-19 has given the fashion industry the unique opportunity to entirely […]

An investigation led by the Evening Standard shows the economic impact of Covid-19 on London is both disastrous and the worst in a generation. With 50,000 West End retail and hospitality jobs at risk and hundreds of thousands of businesses affected, total spending is down 50 percent by 5 billion pounds […]

Klarna is launching a virtual shopping event in partnership with Cosmopolitan Magazine. Called "Hauliday by Cosmo x Klarna," the event is the first of its kind catered towards Gen Z and millennial shoppers. “Virtual shopping festivals are wildly popular in other parts of the world, but in the US are […]

With the global pandemic having an unprecedented effect on the retail sector, companies are looking for new ways to service customers. In April while the majority of the world was still under quarantine, e-commerce sales jumped 49 percent compared to early March before shelter-in-place orders. This […]

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