Retail & Etail

Australian fashion giant Cotton On launches UK website

Australia's largest fashion retailer Cotton On has launched a dedicated UK website and is now also available via ASOS.

Boohoo creates collection made from recycled polyester

Boohoo is continuing its push towards greater sustainability with a new collection – Recycled Collection – made from 95% polyester and 5% elasthane.
Arthur Beale

Historic London retailer Arthur Beale to close store after 150 years

One of London’s oldest shops, Arthur Beale, is to shut its doors for a final time after it said it was unable to pay its rent following the impact of the pandemic.
Oliver Bonas

Oliver Bonas to open 4,000 sq ft flagship shop in Essex

Lifestyle brand Oliver Bonas has signed for its first store in Essex, with the retailer securing a 4,000 sq ft regional flagship at Aquila Holdings’ Bond Street mall in Chelmsford.
Trafford Centre

The Trafford Centre appoints Pradera Lateral as Asset Manager

Manchester's The Trafford Centre has appointed Pradera Lateral as asset manager with immediate effect, following a competitive selection process by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments).
John Lewis

John Lewis Edinburgh set to reopen after major refurbishment

John Lewis in Edinburgh is preparing to reopen its doors tomorrow, 14 May, after a multi-million pound refurbishment that now brings a new Beauty Studio and the retailer's largest ever "World of Design", to provide home design inspiration and advice.
Ghost London

Ghost London opens new store at premium retail outlet Gunwharf Quay

British womenswear brand Ghost London has launched a new 1,624 sq ft unit at Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth, marking the brand’s first outlet store in the region.

Lyst, the fashion search engine, confirms $85m pre-IPO investment

Lyst, the fashion search engine, has confirmed that it has secured $85m in investment ahead of a potential float later this year.

Burberry reports 32% sales rebound as demand picks up in Asia...

British luxury house Burberry has revealed that sales rebounded by 32% in its final quarter thanks to strong demand from wealthy shoppers in Asia and the US.
By Rotation

By Rotation launches UK’s first in-room fashion rental concierge with Page8...

Social fashion rental app By Rotation is partnering with Page8 hotel in London on the UK’s first in-room fashion rental concierge.

Poundland accelerates expansion of Pep&Co brand

Poundland has confirmed the acceleration of the Pep&Co brand, which mostly operates as a shop-in-shop, targeting a total of 400 locations across the UK and Ireland before Autumn 2021.
Oxford Street

Online clothing sales up 60.9% in April despite high street reopening

Overall online retail sales increased +10.2% year-on-year in April, with clothing sales growing +60.9% despite the easing of lockdown and non-essential bricks and mortar retail reopening.
Vinted app

Second hand marketplace platform Vinted secures €250 million investment

Second hand marketplace app Vinted has secured €250 million (£214.7 million) of new investment in a series F funding round.

Zara Beauty makes global debut in stores and online

Zara Beauty has made its hotly-anticipated landing in stores and online - offering shoppers an expansive and inclusive array of ultra-sustainably packaged makeup products for all skin colours, genders, ages or personal styles.
Save The Street

Campaign group Save The Street urges Government to stimulate local spending

Campaign group Save The Street is urging the Government to take action now to encourage consumers to support their local shops saying it will be too late for many independent retail businesses to be saved as footfall continues to lag way behind pre-pandemic levels.
Chris Morton Lyst

Lyst set to announce $85m funding ahead of IPO

Fashion search engine Lyst is said to be on the verge of announcing an $85m funding round as it prepares for an IPO.

size? launches in Canada with new Toronto store opening this summer

UK sneaker and streetwear retailer size? has announced the launch of a new website in Canada to service its growing fanbase in the country, with plans to open its first store in Toronto this summer on the corner of Queen Street and Ossington Avenue.

L Brands spins off Victoria’s Secret into a separate company

A year after an agreement to sell Victoria’s Secret fell apart as the pandemic emptied shopping centres across the US, the chain will be spun off by its owner to become a separate company.

Selfridges to stage weddings with a difference this summer

After so many couples were forced to postpone their nuptials due to the pandemic Selfridges is now offering "one of a kind" weddings this summer, having acquired a license to stage marriage ceremonies in its iconic grade II listed London store.

Joules reports “positive” across all channels in the face of the...

Joules has reported that its performance across all retail channels that have been able to trade within the context of the UK’s lockdown restrictions has been "positive" since it posted its interim results at the end of January.