House of Fraser boss Mike Ashley’s wish to keep open as many of the beleaguered department store chain’s branches as possible could come to nothing with reports that a raft of new closures are about to be announced.
Uniqlo may get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to Fast Retailing news, but the parent company’s GU chain is also doing interesting things and the brand is about to open a ‘next-generation’ store in Japan.
Footfall to physical retail stores remained sluggish in the UK ahead of the key festive shopping months, piling further pain onto the fashion sector after what has been a far-from-stellar AW18 season so far.
Virgil Abloh has been named as the designer of 2018 by Ebay’s Shopping Report, which also highlights trends ranging from logos and faux fur to denim boots and pretty much anything connected to a certain royal wedding.
As China held its annual "Singles Day" online sales event on Sunday, shoppers could still find cheap imitations on Alibaba's Taobao app despite the company's efforts to curb sales of counterfeit goods.
After a descent into bankruptcy, Sears Holdings has announced that it will close 11 Kmart locations and 29 Sears stores by February of 2019, joining over 200 other locations set to close in the near future.