Canadian yoga-inspired athletic wear firm Lululemon has turned its focus to its menswear, as the retailer aims to open its first men's-only store in Manhattan on Black Friday, November 28. The athletic wear retailer has also been setting up more dual gender “flagships,” according to WWD […]

US teen retailer American Eagle Outfitters has its sights set on European expansion as it prepares to open its first three stores in London, in the time for the seasonal holiday shopping rush. The apparel retailer previously confirmed its launch in the UK with three store openings and earlier this week […]

American fashion and accessories brand Tory Burch is stepping up its presence in Asia with its first flagship store in Shanghai. The 9,600 square foot stores, which opened in last month, is also the label's largest store in the world. Tory Burch first entered the Chinese market in 2005 and opened its […]

British sportswear and lifestyle retailer Size? is set to open its first flagship store in the Netherlands by the end of this year. The store, located on the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam and situated in a building which formerly housed a Foot Locker store, offers a retail surface of 300 square meters and […]

A report that shows the global cost of shrinkage for retailers, comprising of shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud and administrative errors, has shown a loss of 128 billion dollars. The study, called the Global Retail Theft Barometer provides data to help retailers around the world benchmark their […]

UK maternity label Séraphine is set to open its first US store in New York later this month, as the brand sets its sights on growth overseas. The 1,700 square foot store will be located in Soho, on 464 West Broadway and is set to open its door on November 20. The move comes not long after the […]

The retail landscape in Hong Kong is not above political instability and the recent protest have seen a dive in sales for many luxury retailers as footfall has slowed and less visitors from mainland China are coming to shop. In the wake of the heightened political campaign, Italy's luxury retailers […]

Gap Inc. has ambitious plans for Asia. The US retailer group is opening its first Old Navy store in Shenzhen this weekend and another will follow in Beijing in December. Gap is also going for firsts, opening its first store in Guangzhou this Saturday, and another in Hsinchu in Taiwan later this month. […]

An increasing number of international fashion and lifestyle brands are deciding to go the online route when first opening a shop in India. British fashion brands River Island, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridges are examples of this growing trend. India's huge consumer base is certainly part of the […]

After only 6 years in the Russian market River Island is to close its 10 store portfolio and cease operations. The UK high street giant stated it's Russian trading partner, Maratex, was due to exit the fashion sphere, leaving 50 percent of the company without an owner. In Russia it is nearly impossible […]

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