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Analysis

UK Shopping Centres

In Focus: How have shopping destinations performed in 2020?

As the number of empty shops increases across the UK after the impact of the coronavirus lockdown, retail trends across shopping destinations are starting...
J.Crew

Why do so many American fashion brands crash and burn in...

Retail success in the US often fuels aspirations for international expansion. The UK is time and again chosen as the first stepping-stone into Europe...
Retail shopping footfall

Approaching the “New Normal”: how fashion brands are adapting their marketing...

Launchmetrics, has released a new report which uncovers how key players in fashion retail across, mass, premium and luxury, have adapted their marketing strategies...

Can Raf Simons kick start Prada to growth?

When designer Raf Simons was announced as the new “co-creative director”, working alongside Miuccia Prada, at Prada, it was welcomed as a meeting of two...
Leicester Boohoo

In Detail: What the Boohoo report tells us about its supply...

The highly anticipated independent review of Boohoo's supply chain was published today and while it claims that bosses at Boohoo did not deliberately allow...
Tax Free Shopping

In-depth: tax free shopping – what are the changes and will...

The words “Tax Free” is music to any shopper's ears. Many brands and retailers, in tourist hot spots, were looking towards 2021 with optimism....
John Lewis

John Lewis: what next for the British high street stalwart?

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has today revealed the impact of the tumultuous past six months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its stores to...
Sojin Lee Toshi

How Sojin Lee wants to create the last word in last...

With footfall in central London remaining depressed (according to Springboard foot traffic is down almost 52% year on year) brands, in particular luxury brands,...
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...
Selfridges

In-Depth: Can Britain’s department stores survive the pandemic?

Debenhams, the UK's largest and longest-standing department store chain, can trace its history back to a drapers shop on London's Wimpole Street in 1778....
John Lewis COVID-19

Knowingly fixing John Lewis – what needs to be done?

The department store sector is at a crossroads. It’s do or die time, and a race to right these historical businesses before the whole...
Flannels

Frasers Group sales up 6.9% as COVID-19 crisis hits profits

Frasers Group sales were up 6.9% to £3.96bn in the year to 26 April but reported profit before tax was down almost 20% to...
Thomas Pink Shirtmaker

Why white collar WFH could mean bye bye business shirt

Where would London’s historical and once thriving Jermyn Street be without the business shirt? That’s the question being asked now white-collar-WFH has made this...

Copenhagen Fashion Week SS21: Thinking about trends again

How do you talk about trends at a time when the hottest trending accessory is a face covering? And how do you answer the...