INTERACTIVE Nothing less than creating a "radically" new shopping experience was the goal behind online fashion retailer Bonprix's new pilot store. Want to order your size into the fitting room via smartphone or have tags that change prices in real time along with the ones in the online shop? The store […]

British online fashion retailer MatchesFashion is to open a pop up store during the Frieze art fair in Los Angeles. The temporary boutique will be reminiscent of its store on Carlos Place, in London's Mayfair. The store will open 15-17 February at Paramount Studios, and be a curation of new designers […]

When Parisian concept store Colette shuttered its doors at the end of 2017, it didn’t just mark the end of an era for the Rue Saint-Honoré boutique, but for fashion itself. Often described as a haven of influence, it became a mouthpiece for the fashion industry since opening its doors in 1997. A platform […]

Neiman Marcus intends to shut down its retail innovations lab. Called the Neiman Marcus iLabs, the platform had been operated by Scott Emmons since 2012. Emmons announced his departure from the retailer to join consultancy firm TheCurrent Global as he no longer believes retail innovation can happen […]

Burberry is favoring its American consumers with its first collection since Ricardo Tisci took over creative direction. Tisci's debut collection is retailing exclusively through Barneys New York and the brand's New York stores before global consumers can shop the spring 2019 collection later this month. […]

Yesterday the National Retail Federation forecasted retail sales to grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent in 2019. “The underlying state of the economy is sound”, said NRF’s president Matthew Shay in a statement. But today a BDO survey of 300 CEOs, CFOs and COOs from Retail & Consumer Products companies […]

JCPenney has announced it will no longer sell furniture and major home appliances in its stores, effective February 28. Furniture will only be available on the company’s ecommerce and select Puerto Rico stores. Mattresses continue to be offered as usual. The decision may come as a surprise, as JCPenney […]

US-based lingerie brand Parfait plans to set up around 150 shop-in-shops and four exclusive outlets in India this year. The first exclusive store will be launched in New Delhi followed by Mumbai. The stores will be launched by April. The US lingerie brand has just entered India through 100 per cent […]

Angela Ahrendts is to exit Apple. The California-based technology giant announced its SVP of retail was leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. Ahrends previously was a driving force at Burberry, taking the company from being known for its rainwear and checked logo products to a bonafide catwalk […]

Don’t believe negative predictions about retail, as sales are expected to grow despite the trade war, the volatile stock market and the effects of the government shutdown, said the National Retail Federation (NRF). Retail sales are predicted to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than […]

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