John Lewis has been growing fast in the fashion sector in recent years and it wants to accelerate that growth with its latest move being the launch of an own brand LA-inspired denim lifestyle offer next week.
Debenhams said it has boosted its personal shopping appointments “significantly” since adding new tech to its offer last year with a 25% rise and the system now available in 88 stores as well as online.
Personalization is one of the new buzzwords in retail. U.S. footwear and accessories chain DSW has announced an exclusive partnership with Trend:Bar, which offers stores personalized add-ons to enhance products.
Marks & Spencer has closed seven of its 10 stores in China this year, with the remaining three to close in April, but the British retailer will remain available online on TMall, where it plans to increase its business.
Luxury fashion retailer Neiman Marcus Group Ltd LLC said on Tuesday it was exploring strategic alternatives, including a sale of the company, just two months after pulling a planned IPO. And Hudson's Bay wants to buy it.
LK Bennett is officially launching its first store in Russia on Thursday (March 16). The debut follows a soft launch last August at the Metropolis mall in Moscow as the UK firm targets faster growth abroad.
Clothing and shoes saw the biggest spending falls in the UK last month said Visa, as consumers splashed out on dining and cinema trips for Valentine's Day but did not buy as much fashion as the industry would have hoped.
The Body Shop is in the sights of the man who used to run L’Occitane with Emmanuel Osti teaming up with CVC Capital Partners for a £650m bid, according to reports. The ethical beauty chain is being sold by L’Oréal.