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Tom Bottomley

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Tom Bottomley is a Contributing Editor at TheIndustry.fashion tom.bottomley@theindustry.fashion
Online retail

Boom in online retail sales shows signs of slowdown

Online sales growth was up +43.5% year-on-year in August, but sales were down -4.1% month-on-month according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini...
Sweyn Forkbeard

Sweyn Forkbeard opens first barber shop at Camden Market

Camden Market owner LabTech has announced the opening of a first-ever barber shop for male grooming product manufacturer and retailer Sweyn Forkbeard, which has...
Consumer spending

August consumer spending sees first uplift since February

Consumer spending grew 0.2% year-on-year in August – the first growth since February, 2020, with clothing spend up 0.3%, the first increase since March...
Footfall Retail news

Government launches “bounce-back” plan for retail industry

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has today announced new trade measures for the consumer and retail industry to help support businesses impacted by...
David Boyne Bravado

The Interview: David Boyne, managing director, Bravado

As the unveiling of the new Rolling Stones store at 9 Carnaby Street gets closer – set to open to the public this Wednesday...

Klarna launches new app to embrace huge shift to digital purchasing

Leading global payments and shopping service Klarna has today announced the launch of its freshly redesigned app set to elevate the shopping experience for...
Oxford Street 2020

High street footfall rises 2.6% as Britain gets back to work

Footfall rose 2.6% in UK high streets - where many workplaces are located – with Greater London high streets seeing an increase of +5.3%...
Barbour

Barbour names actor Sam Claflin as the face of new Gold...

Heritage British brand Barbour is launching its new premium sub brand, called Barbour Gold Standard, with renowned British actor Sam Claflin as the face...
Athleta John Lewis

John Lewis adds 30 new fashion and beauty brands as it...

John Lewis has announced the introduction of more than 30 new fashion, beauty and accessories brands to its line-up for AW20, as it “responds...
Barbour Saturdays NYC

Barbour International x Saturdays NYC collaboration collection launches

The all new Barbour International x Saturdays NYC AW20 collaboration capsule collection launches today, 3 September. The collection features a range of archive inspired wax...
Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo appoints Hannah Colman as CEO

Capri Holdings Limited – owner of Jimmy Choo - has today announced the appointment of Hannah Colman as the luxury British women’s footwear brand’s...
Philip Browne

No shows: how independents approached buying for SS21

Buying for SS21 has been far from normal, with a mixed bag of virtual and physical appointments for many independent retailers, though some have...
Belstaff James Norton

Belstaff announces actor James Norton as new brand ambassador

Heritage British brand Belstaff has announced actor James Norton as its new brand ambassador and “creative collaborator". The new AW20 campaign sees the rising star,...
Rishi Sunak Eat out to help out

Final week of “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme boosts footfall

The final week of the government’s "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme saw footfall rise 6% across all retail destinations in the UK –...