The National Retail Federation (NRF) is hosting its annual Shop.org conference this week in LA, bringing major companies together to discuss digital retail. Attendees include Nike, Zappos, H&M and Patagonia.
91% of shoppers plan to shop at physical stores, 92% of which are millennials. The ICSC expects consumers to begin shopping before Thanksgiving, and over a quarter of consumers began shopping in August.
UK-based Castore, the premium men’s activewear brand, has raised £1.2 million from investors including New Look founder Tom Singh as it rolls out globally and targets a market gap for higher quality products.
UK-based luxury men’s footwear label Harrys of London is to enter India with a store in Delhi to be followed by a debut in Mumbai next year. The company is reported to be also looking for franchise partners.
Matchesfashion.com has announced that it will open a new distribution centre close to Heathrow airport in West London in early 2018 as it prepares for its next stage of growth under its new majority owner.
The Shop at Bluebird will open a lifestyle concept store on Floral Street in Covent Garden early next year, boosting the area's luxury credentials and widening its exposure to London's huge tourist traffic.