On a deserted Oxford Street, department stores are downsizing
London’s West End, in particular the shopping thoroughfare of Oxford Street, Soho and Mayfair, was, in pre-covid times, a haven for shoppers and fashion. But not anymore. With stores closed and a retail industry facing unsurmountable pressures, the UK’s world-class shopping destination is under threat. Oxford Street is perennially empty, with...
10 Mar 2021
Buying in lockdown: what brands expect from the FW21 order season
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 buying appointments. Retailers are under...
12 Feb 2021
2020, the year of livestream shopping
Livestream commerce has exploded in 2020, boosted by brands seeking new ways to deliver digital interactive shopping experiences to consumers who have been confined to their homes. The commercial opportunity for brands is significant, with China’s Commerce Ministry reporting that the number of e-commerce livestreaming sessions topped 4 million...
22 Dec 2020
New Government scheme to end tax free shopping for UK visitors
The UK Government this week announced tax free shopping in the UK as we know it will end on 31st December this year. All overseas visitors will no longer be able to obtain a VAT refund on items bought in the UK and take home in their luggage. Furthermore, UK airports will no longer be able to offer duty free items on fashion, accessories and...
15 Sep 2020
Retail Trends for 2020
Make your consumers where they are and the way they want to be addressed 2020th Of educational platforms in stores, to on-demand Styling - The retail sector will change in the next 10 years than in the last 1000 years. Here five technologies are presented, which is the way we shop change.
3 Jan 2020
Lyst: Europe’s hottest fashion brands of 2019
Global fashion search platform Lyst has once again put together The European Fashion Map to present the most popular fashion brands, categories, colours and the average spend in 47 European countries, along with popular timings for online shopping. Lyst’s data team analysed over 50 million visits to the site, which offers 5 million products from...
10 Sep 2019
Podcast: Commerce in 2040
How will we shop for groceries 20 years from now? Or attend live sports events? Is your childhood dream of living like the Jetsons a possibility? In this Euromonitor International podcast, Global Head of Digital Consumer Research, Michelle Evans shares how technology will revolutionize what it means to live, work, shop and play for consumers in...
20 Aug 2019