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Reborn Cath Kidston reopens Piccadilly, London flagship

Reborn Cath Kidston reopens Piccadilly, London flagship

​As non-essential shops in England open on Wednesday after the latest lockdown, Cath Kidston is making it an even more momentous occasion as the company is returning to London with the reopening of its global flagship.
Fashion
IKEA investment arm in talks to buy city-centre retail property in big European cities

IKEA investment arm in talks to buy city-centre retail property in big European cities

IKEA's Ingka Investments is in talks to buy commercial property in prime locations in several big European cities after it finalised its first-ever such acquisition last month, its managing director said.
Lifestyle
Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie link with Klarna ahead of peak Europe trading

Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie link with Klarna ahead of peak Europe trading

Lifestyle retail brands Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie have partnered with shopping and payments provider Klarna for their online stores across Europe.
Fashion
Calvin Klein names Nike exec Jessica Lomax as global head of design

Calvin Klein names Nike exec Jessica Lomax as global head of design

Lomax will lead the brand's global design strategy, provide creative direction across all areas of the business and will be responsible for defining and strengthening all product categories, among other responsibilities.
Fashion
Salon Art + Design looks to print in face of Covid cancellation

Salon Art + Design looks to print in face of Covid cancellation

While the art market has endured the successive cancellation of major contemporary art fairs, Salon Art + Design is launching a luxurious magazine in lieu of holding its ninth edition live in New York.
Lifestyle
Galerie Goossens expands the Chanel group marque into decoration

Galerie Goossens expands the Chanel group marque into decoration

Goossens, the preferred costume jewelry marque of Coco Chanel, has quietly expanded into decoration with a new boutique, Galerie Goossens, located at a key nerve center of luxury retailing in Paris.
Luxury
H&M Home to launch Diane von Fürstenberg collab next year

H&M Home to launch Diane von Fürstenberg collab next year

​As many global consumers continue to be confined to their homes and want to make those environments as comfortable as possible, H&M’s Home unit has announced a collab with US fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg. 
Fashion
Sainsbury's half-year in-store clothing sales suffer, but Tu delivers online

Sainsbury's half-year in-store clothing sales suffer, but Tu delivers online

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s had mixed news to deliver Thursday with only some of it positive. Negative headlines included major job losses, Argos store closures and in-store clothing sales hit hard by the pandemic.
Fashion
Next strikes another brand deal to bring Laura Ashley back to high street

Next strikes another brand deal to bring Laura Ashley back to high street

The Laura Ashley banner is set to return to the UK high street next year in a surprise new partnership with Next. But before its fashion followers raise a cheer, the deal doesn’t include the brand’s clothing.
Lifestyle
Ikea opens pilot second-hand store in Sweden

Ikea opens pilot second-hand store in Sweden

Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, will on Monday open a pilot second-hand store for Ikea furniture in Sweden as part of its efforts to reach its 2030 climate targets.
Lifestyle
Ikea's malls arm says expansion plans intact as customers return post-lockdown

Ikea's malls arm says expansion plans intact as customers return post-lockdown

Ikea's shopping malls business said its expansion plans remained on track with visitors quickly returning to its premises after the lifting of coronavirus-related lockdowns which had forced stores to close.
Lifestyle
Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet has thrived during the pandemic with the result that the online marketplace for small businesses is reportedly considering a sale to private equity or a trade bidder.
Fashion
Cath Kidston reveals 'digital-first' focus, will reopen Piccadilly store

Cath Kidston reveals 'digital-first' focus, will reopen Piccadilly store

​Cath Kidston has shared details of its transformation plan following its administration filing and takeover earlier this year with the company to focus on international growth and digital channels. 
Fashion
Roberto Cavalli puts Fausto Puglisi in charge of design

Roberto Cavalli puts Fausto Puglisi in charge of design

The Sicily-born, Milan-based stylist is taking charge with immediate effect as design consultant, but his first collection for Roberto Cavalli will be unveiled in January 2021.
Fashion
John Lewis's new strategy goes beyond retail, is even more digital

John Lewis's new strategy goes beyond retail, is even more digital

Under its still-new Chair Sharon White, John Lewis Partnership has unveiled a “bold” new strategy to help its John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets reach more customers. 
Fashion
Facebook to launch #BuyBlack Friday in support of Black-owned businesses

Facebook to launch #BuyBlack Friday in support of Black-owned businesses

The American social networking giant has announced the launch of its Season of Support for small businesses, kicking off the initiative with the #BuyBlack Friday campaign supporting Black-owned businesses.
Fashion