As consumers become more demanding, brick and mortar stores will have to rethink their role to continue existing in the future, according to a study by Axis Communications and Ipsos, unveiled at Paris Retail Week. “Physical shops will need to increase their added value and differentiate themselves from […]

INTERVIEW Dutch footwear brand Omoda opened a flagship store in Amsterdam last week, with interiors designed by the internationally renowned Piet Boon studio. Visitors are lured in by the bright window displays, which feature tall light columns to better showcase the shoes. Once inside, they have to […]

Clothing rental service Rent the Runway has opened its first brick and mortar location. Rent the Runway was one of the first fashion rental service, opening its digital doors nine years ago to offer consumers a short-term alternative to spending large sums on items they knew they wouldn’t wear more […]

The announcement of the U.S. placing new tariffs on Chinese-made goods is escalating the trade war as China said it has no choice but to retaliate. The new tariffs are set to take effect on 24 September. Jack Ma, chairman of Chinese conglomerate Alibaba, stated Chinese businesses would move production […]

INTERVIEW With retro looks all over the Gucci-led international runways; a 90s swiftly followed by 80s revival; anniversaries such as Escada’s 40th and deaths such as Kate Spade’s and Sonia Rykiel’s; together with the resurgence of vinyl; a changing world order, and movements around ethical consumerism, […]

Swedish fast fashion brand NA-KD started as an online fashion platform in 2015 and gained traction by collaborating with influencers to launch capsule collections. Already boasting 1.7 million followers on Instagram, the brand's most recent expansion is its first physical store that opened in the Netherlands […]

Outdoor brand Canada Goose has opened a new store in New Jersey, its fourth in the United States. The new retail space features a cold room which allows customers to test the brand’s parkas in temperatures as low as -13 degrees Farenheit (-25 degrees Celsius). Launched in Canada Goose’s Tokyo store […]

Macy’s Inc announced plans to hire approximately 80,000 people for temporary positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers across the United States for the holiday season. Applicants are encouraged to participate in the company’s […]

Iconic Italian concept store 10 Corso Como opened last week in New York. Like all other 10 Corso Como shops around the world (the company also operates retail spaces in Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo), the New York store was designed by Kris Ruhs and offers a selection of products in the fashion, […]

Japanese athletic apparel brand Descente is establishing a wholly-owned subsidiary in Atlanta to sell its entire portfolio in North America. The new company will be called Descente Athletic Americas Inc. An accompanying e-commerce website is set to launch this fall.“The sportswear market is at an interesting […]