From Maison Kitsuné to L’Exception, Archive 18-20 and Yves Saint Laurent, many Parisian fashion labels and stores have introduced a café area, the latest being A.P.C., opening its café from November 20 to January 31.
The need to match rivals' prices is continuing to impact John Lewis with the company still being forced into discounts. And it doesn't play along, its sales are going into reverse as could be seen in its latest week.
The UK’s already-fragile consumer confidence fractured further in October with the latest GfK survey showing it’s dangerously close to breaking point and offering no encouragement for the Christmas shopping season.
Lindex improved in Q3 and owner Stockmann is mulling strategic alternatives for the chain, but the firm's department stores remain a challenge, although strategy tweaks focused on fashion, beauty and home are under way.
A new study from NRF has revealed that U.S. consumers intend to spend an average of $1,048 this holiday season, up 4% from last year, with most shoppers planning to split their spend over a range of different channels.