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 […]

Barneys has ceased its online liquidation sales, with Barneys.com now redirecting to Saks Fifth Avenue's website, and Barneyswarehouse.com now redirecting to Saks Off 5th's website. The remaining merchandise from the websites will be transferred to Barneys stores that are scheduled to close. Store clearance […]

REPORT The season of festive cheer is over for retailers as they face the annual avalanche of returns. Online retailers are hit hardest, particularly clothing sites, as purchases online are three times more likely to be sent back including fifty percent of all clothing purchases. The process of returns […]

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' […]

PRONOVIAS, the leading global luxury bridal brand, continues its U.S. expansion with the opening of their new boutique at Copley Place in Boston, MA. This is the brand’s fifth U.S. store. As part of the bridal brand’s growth acceleration strategy in North America, Pronovias recently opened their new […]

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 […]

The holiday shopping season is fueled by retailers offering new conveniences to their consumers to help incentivize more decisions shop at their stores as opposed to competitors. One of the most common conveniences that retailers are adopting is buy online, pickup in store (BOPS), as it brings together […]

The Spanish firm Desigual has just reopened its flagship store in New York, with the help of the Santander artist Okuda San Miguel - a regular collaborator of the brand - and its characteristic multicoloured style. Desigual has decided to take its new brand image to this space, as it did in other important […]

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