Is John Lewis’s fashion dip of recent weeks at an end? It could be, despite the weekly figures it issued Tuesday looking bad on the surface, fashion does seem to have staged a recovery on the back of cooler UK weather.
The expansion of Bicester Village and McArthurGlen's latest sales report show just how strong out-of-town outlet malls are at present. But a new report says urban schemes are where future growth is going to come from.
We’ve seen Armani Hotels; Ferragamo golf courses; Stella McCartney dual-use skyscrapers and Roberto Cavalli nightclubs. Next step in designer living, a Rock 'N' Roll hotel by hipster lifestyle brand Lola James Harper.
UK retail continued to confuse in October with falls and rises by volume and value, the ONS said. Fashion struggled, although online sales continued to rise but belt-tightening meant more second-hand sales.
London lost its top spot on a list of key cities for luxury store openings this year. The new review by Savills saw Paris back in the lead this time, but London, New York and Tokyo are top of many brand wishlists.
M&S will focus more on digital sales, speed up store closures and invest in key clothing areas that are its strongest categories it said as it reported a mixed bag of results but hailed the progress it was making.