Last year, Gap, Pimkie and H&M left the Parisian mid-market commercial thoroughfare, while Parfois and Tezenis came in, ahead of JD Sports and the re-opening of the La Samaritaine shopping centre in spring 2020.
With many in UK retail reporting sales falls for the Christmas trading period it was encouraging on Friday to see JD Sports Fashion talking about “positive like-for-like trends in the group's global fascias”.
The US brand no longer wants to be identified with the Yellow Boots alone, and has worked on a lifestyle range for many years. Its apparel design director introduced FashionNetwork to the brand’s new line segmentation.
N Brown's digital focus and concentration on core brands in the UK seem to be paying off and with labels like Joules, Clavin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger being added to its retail offer, it's upbeat for the future.
FashionNetwork.com visited the European offices of the US sportswear giant to find out about its plans for Europe, where, hit by the ‘yellow vest’ protests in France, it is concentrating on London and Milan.