Demand for British brands and retailers online from people around the globe surged over the festive season, according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium and Google. The BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor for the three months to December 31, 2014, showed that Brazil had the greatest growth […]

Coach was once a symbol of simple American luxury. With leather goods at a fairly accessible price point, ranging anywhere from 70 to 150 dollars for a wallet, to anywhere between 350 and 900 dollars for a handbag, they were practically a rite of passage into the realm of luxury leather goods. Lately, […]

In a surprising, but not so surprising announcement, Forever 21 has announced that it will be returning to Fifth Avenue on Saturday, February 7th, 2015. The store will actually be a new flagship store, which is great news for the retailer’s growth, and will be located between 51st and 52nd Streets in […]

The H&M Group is planning to open around 400 new stores for the financial year 2014/2015, as the Swedish retail chain announced full-year sales increased in local currencies by 14 percent to SEK 176.6 billion including VAT. Most of the expansion of H&M stores will take place in existing markets, however […]

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo is set to open its first Canadian stores in Toronto in the autumn of 2016, as it pushes forward with its expansion plans to become the world’s top fashion retailer. Canada will mark the brand’s 18th market, since it opened its first store in Japan in 1984, adding to […]

Tokyo-based eyewear brand, Jins, is set for US expansion after it announced plans to open its first US flagship store in San Francisco this spring. Jins has become Japan’s largest eyewear retailer by volume, operating more than 300 retail locations across Japan and China, due to its offering of high-quality, […]

Michael Bigger, on behalf of himself, his family, his trading platform, Bachelier, LLC , and his hedge fund, Bigger Capital, LP, which are significant shareholders of apparel retailer American Apparel, sent a letter to the retailer’s board of directors cautioning about conflicts of interest. “This Board […]

US footwear label New Balance is set to open its debut store in the UK. Scooping out a ideal location in the heart of London's prime retail sector, the label is understood to have signed a ten year lease for the 14,000 square foot building at 287-291 Oxford Street, according to Property Week. Spanning […]

US fashion label Tommy Hilfiger has opened a new innovative digital showroom in it's head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The new virtual location will showcase the label's latest collections and help retailers make their collection selection. The fashion label claims that the digital showroom […]

French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette was named the Best International Retailer of the Year by the National Retail Federation at the Retail’s Big Show 2015. The accolade is given to a company that has achieved retail excellence in its native country as well as internationally, was accepted […]

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