Louis Vuitton has become one of the first luxury brands to respond to the impact of the ongoing anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The luxury brand will be closing one of its Hong Kong stores that was impacted by the protests. South China Morning Post reported that the brand will be closing its […]

Luxury artisan house Varana has launched a one-of-a-kind boutique within ski resort Gstaad Palace, ahead of the high ski season to showcase its edit of woven cashmere separates for winter. Varana has transformed the Gstaad Palace’s alpine room to showcase its timeless silhouettes in an array of cosy, […]

Iconic British department store Harrods wants to open its first store outside the UK as early as next year. The chosen location is Shanghai's Pudong district, where the airport is also located and which is known as the home of wealthy millennials. With this move, Harrods aims to serve China's emerging […]

Spanish fashion house Loewe has touched down in New York with a new retail location on Greene Street in SoHo. This is the luxury brand’s first store in the U.S. fashion capital. Though Loewe first started as a collective of craftsmen creating high-quality leather goods, including its now-signature handbags, […]

IN PICTURES A look at the competition, almost everyone does. How do they set up their shop, how is the routing and which style is chosen? Although some retailers are convinced that you should never look at someone else, the FashionUnited article 'Retail inspiration: 9 new store concepts of recent times' […]

Slowear has opened Slowear18 in Milan. The new Made in Slowear clothing concept store, is a combination of a mixology bar, café and a clothing store, the integration of the activities creating an overall synergy in the space. The clothing store and coffee shop are all day, while the mixology bar and […]

Over the past few years the retail landscape has been evolving at rocket speed with 2020 set to be the definitive year of immersive retailing. The much talked about ‘store of the future’ must, in fact, become reality today. As digital and bricks & mortar strategies merge to co-exist, the retail […]

Alternative payments solution company Klarna is growing its reach through expanding its roster of retail partners. The buy-now-pay-later service, which already offers its solutions over 190,000 retailers across 17 countries, has announced the Khloe Kardashian-owned inclusive womenswear label Good American […]

INTERVIEWDespite traditions of celebration and relaxation, the holiday shopping season is one of the busiest times of the year for the retail industry. Last year, holiday spending amounted to 850 billion dollars in the U.S., taking into account figures over a period of just 54 days. Insights from previous […]

Ninety percent of US shoppers are more likely to buy a product if it is visually searchable on smartphones, according to a new report which tracked the way consumers shopped in 2019. In a survey of over 1,000 Americans, global consumer intelligence company ViSenze also found that shoppable content (43 […]

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