In line with the UK government’s decision to ease Covid-19 lockdown measures and to allow non-essential businesses to reopen their doors to the public, British heritage brand Belstaff reopened its stores this week. Belstaff shops in London and Manchester are offering renewed in-store service, with the […]

San Francisco-based sustainable footwear brand Allbirds has chosen Amsterdam as the location for its first store in the Netherlands. The 70-square-metre store, located in de Negen Straatjes, will open on 18 June and follows recent openings by the fast-growing brand in London and Berlin. The brand has […]

Following the UK government’s decision to ease Covid-19 lockdown measures, luxury fashion boutiques on London’s Sloane Street were able to join the list of non-essential businesses that reopened this week. Brands such as Hermès, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Fendi have worked with property manager and […]

Luxury British footwear label Malone Souliers has launched e-commerce in China with a WeChat store, which features a curated edit of both seasonal and core styles. This marks the brand’s first ‘social commerce’ presence globally and is part of its renewed focus on the Chinese market. The new e-commerce […]

Brooks Brothers has welcomed its customers back to its UK stores. The American clothing brand has reopened all five of the stores it operates in the UK and Ireland, though with new safety measures to adhere to local guidelines and health initiatives. The company is asking all customers to wear face […]

Zalando is expanding its 'Connected Retail' programme to Poland, Sweden and Spain from 1 July with a commission-free offer. Launched in 2016, the programme allows brick-and-mortar stores to sell through Zalando’s platform and provides them with online content, payment services, customer care, dedicated […]

Europe's fastest-growing owner-operator of premium fashion outlet destinations, VIA Outlets has reported that brand sales and footfall figures are “encouraging” as its European portfolio reopens following the coronavirus pandemic. As of today, June 15, all eleven of VIA Outlets’ centres are open for […]

Three hundred and fifteen J.Crew and Madewell locations are currently open and operating in the U.S., after the company announced the re-openings of 171 locations today. The company began a phased reopening strategy of its 500 stores last month, after having closed all locations due to the COVID-19 […]

Permanent store closures in the United States could affect up to 25,000 units this year. Analysis by Coresight Research, released by Retail Dive, shows 55-60 percent of these divestments are located in malls. Many of the larger mall units remain empty Forecasting between 20,000 and 25,000 closures would […]

Kurt Geiger has announced the reopening plan for its stores, following the decision of the British Government to ease Covid-19 lockdown measures. The initial phase will see the reopening of 15 to 25 stores on Monday, June 15. The footwear label has included a list of locations that are ready to offer […]

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