Consumer confidence rose in August but was negative overall with consumers cautious but not in panic mode. They're saving a lot of spare cash and are ready to spend on big items, but fashion is unlikely to be a priority.
House of Fraser should announce which of its stores will close and which have been saved on Thursday as talks with landlords continue and HoF's new owners accuse some of being greedy. Around 12 stores could be closed.
Autumn will see the launch of a collaboration between print and textiles specialist Cath Kidston and TV and Radio presenter Fearne Cotton. The product will be available in the brand’s stores and via its online store.
If Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley wants to buy Debenhams, one major shareholder in the department store chain has said that he shouldn't expect to get it on the cheap and that he believes its turnaround could work.