First it was a Rolling Stones store, now mega-band Queen is to open a space on Carnaby Street with an experiential pop-up shop celebrating five decades of its music and featuring fashion collabs, among other items.
Not ‘just another’ new store, Abercrombie & Fitch’s flagship debut on London’s Regent Street ticks several boxes for the US retailer. It reaffirms the company’s commitment to the physical store format in Europe.
It hasn’t taken long to hear who’s moving into the location that Superdry is vacating on Regent Street. Fast Retailing has just announced that it will be taking up residence with its Uniqlo and Theory brands.
As they work to drive shopper traffic back to London’s West End, the New West End Company, local authority Westminster City Council and landlord Crown Estate have announced the launch of a pop-up programme.
As expected, a poor performance from its retail operations hit the Grosvenor Group in its latest trading year as the pandemic caused the high-end property business to swing to its first loss since the financial crisis.
Aspinal of London has filed its accounts for the year to the end of March 2020 and they show how tough the climate was becoming even pre-pandemic. But it also said 2021 is a key year as it heads towards profitability.