Newly released figures from America’s Census Bureau shows sales of fashion and accessories has plummeted by 50.5 percent for the month of March. Retail sales fell 8.7 percent, the largest decline on record. In the U.S., brick and mortar stores remain closed during lockdown, with the exception of those […]

On Friday Conde Nast held the final in a series of Vogue Conversations, The Future of Brick and Mortar. FashionUnited joined the discussion, a topic that is on every brand’s list as the industry tackles its biggest crisis in decades. The coronavirus has disrupted economies and sees four out of five […]

Mango’s retail activity has reached a turning point in the COVİD-19 crisis with the reopening of its stores network in Europe. In countries including Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, the local authorities have relaxed the restrictions, and in the next few days some of the chain's stores will reopen […]

UK clothing retailers are facing an enormous amount of SS20 write-offs as physical stores remain closed and warehouses fail to shift stock. The British fashion market is worth around 55 billion pounds a year in sales, with 80 percent of that coming from physical stores and the remaining 20 percent from […]

Next has announced it has reopened its online operations “in a very limited way” after halting them last month over Covid-19 health concerns. The British retailer announced in March that it would temporarily halt its online, warehousing and distribution operations after “listening very carefully” to […]

It has been three weeks to the day since the UK government announced the immediate closure of all ‘non-essential’ stores in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a move that, while undoubtedly necessary, meant certain and unprecedented distruption for businesses across the country. To minimise […]

In a sign that China's economy is quickly rebounding from the coronavirus crisis, Hermès' Guangzhou flagship, the second largest store in China, took in 2.7 million dollars in one Saturday. The news was reported by WWD. Saturday marked the reopening day of the flagship store after it had been on lockdown […]

On 9 April 2019, Debenhams entered Administration, spelling the end of nearly 250 years of trading, 220 stores and the employment of 22,000 people. Once a pillar of the high street, Debenhams boasted a proud British heritage that began in 1773 selling luxury fabrics on London’s Wigmore Street in Marylebone. […]

Fashion brands and retailers in the grip of Covid-19 may do well to focus on their digital strategies as stores remain closed and customers stay home. Data platform Edited has released a dashboard to help online customers analyse the information needed to make the best decisions for their trading category […]

Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing has forecasted a 40.8 percent drop in annual operating profit as 412 stores remain closed amid the coronavirus outbreak. The company said it may need to make further revisions to its outlook depending on when the situation is brought under control around the world. Currently […]

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