Consumers are growing more and more accustomed to buying clothes online, so much so that the share of e-commerce sales is set to grow from 20 percent today to 25 percent by 2020, according to a joint study by international marketplace Zalando and consultancy firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In this […]

The “gilets jaunes” (yellow vests) are taking a heavy toll on French retail. Retailers have lost approximately 1 billion euros (1.13 billion US dollars) since the protests began around a month ago, according to a statement by the French Retail Federation. “We must expect a new slowdown of economic growth […]

Brand loyalty is only as good as your last customer experience, according to a report conducted by the Sitel Group. Analysts have already discovered that a brand’s sociopolitical actions can have more of an effect on young consumers’ engagement than pricing or quality, but it turns out that customer […]

EXCLUSIVETommy Hilfiger is changing the way it does retail. With floor-to-ceiling interactive monitors, personalised embroidery stations and even a cafe, it’s safe to say that the US label’s revamped Amsterdam store is a peek into the future of retail. While the official opening of the store is set […]

Farfetch has launched a visual search feature called See It, Snap It, Shop It. With the in-app tool, shoppers can upload an image of a product they want, then the app analyzes it and offers either the specific product or a similar style through the Farfetch online retail site. With this new tool, Farfetch […]

Macy’s is withdrawing from China completely by the end of this year. After shutting down its Shanghai store in 2015 and taking down its standalone Chinese website in June, the American department store has decided to also stop operating within Alibaba’s marketplace Tmall. In a statement published on […]

Internationally renowned designer John Varvatos, known for his rock 'n' roll luxury sensibilities, has debuted his brand's first store in Dubai at Fashion Avenue at The Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping center. The opening event was hosted by Varvatos himself and featured a live performance by […]

Fashion brands such as Adidas, Nike, Ray-Ban, Canada Goose and Ted Baker are being used by scammers to lure unsuspecting online shoppers into fake e-commerce websites, according to a new study by Scamadviser and the Ecommerce Foundation. Scammers often use logos and imagery from these brands to make […]

Chinese retail giant Alibaba has reportedly signed an agreement with the Belgian government to establish an e-commerce trade hub, as part of its European expansion strategy. The news was reported by Reuters, who said the project is part of Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), and Belgium […]

Fast fashion retailer C&A is prioritizing transgender and refugee applicants in its hunt for seasonal staff for the holidays in Brazil. The company, which is recruiting for 5,000 temporary positions for its 270 stores across the country, has partnered up with two NGOs to reach out to these specific […]

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