More than 90 percent of shoppers have concerns when it comes to shopping via social media, yet nearly one-third of them still use it as a shopping platform, new research reveals. Payment security (59 percent), the quality of goods (56 percent) safety of their personal details (55 percent) and buying […]

Swedish footwear brand Vagabond Shoemakers is expanding its digital presence in the U.S. market later this month. It will launch an online concept store in the country, as well as an exclusive collection through e-commerce retailer Need Supply Co. on September 25. The women's shoe brand has prioritized […]

Swedish fashion giant H&M has confirmed it will trial selling external brands. The news was first reported by Swedish news site breakit.se after seeing a job advertisement for the position of Head of External Brands H&M on the fast-fashion retailer's website. The ad is looking for someone who […]

French fashion brand Sandro has opened its first flagship store in the United States in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. The location is centered on craftsmanship, which reflects the history and evolution of the brand. According to an announcement from the brand, this location will carry an exclusive […]

L'Agence has landed at Selfridges with a pop-up in the famed department store's denim studio. As L'Agence has found success across America, the brand is now setting its sights on Europe for expansion. Although L'Agence has more than several standalone stores of their own, the brand is primarily wholesale […]

The idea of California becoming the first U.S. state to ban the sales and manufacturing of fur might just become a reality. According to California Apparel News, the bill for the fur ban, AB44 is on its way back to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom. If the governor signs AB44, the fur ban will go into effect […]

Uruguay-born and New York-based designer Gabriela Hearst has opened her first UK boutique on the eve of London Fashion Week. Designed by British architect Norman Foster, the Mayfair store is situated opposite Claridges on Brook Street, an up and coming destination for luxury shoppers, The store echoes […]

Tapestry's brands are expanding their presence in the Chinese market. The New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands has partnered with Alibaba-owned commerce platform Tmall to expand its retail offerings. All three of Tapestry's brands - Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman - will have […]

Direct-to-consumer fine jewelry label The Last Line has launched its first pop-up store in Los Angeles at the Westfield Century City Mall complete with a station for piercings. The pop-up is located in a 1,100 square foot space within the shopping center, where customers can fully immerse themselves […]

Retail hits the road. Footwear designer Tamara Mellon has unveiled a traveling shoe closet as a new retail concept. Called "TM Closet," the mobile store will stop in several cities across the U.S. from now through mid-December. The footwear designer launched her eponymous, direct-to-consumer label in […]

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