It was a disappointing week for fashion at John Lewis in the seven days to September 2 but, to be honest, it looked like a disappointing period for most categories it sells as it saw its total sales falling for once.
As Boden, the mass-premium brand beloved of the British middle classes, gets ready to open a high-profile high street store (on the King’s Road in London), the company has reported yet another strong year of trading.
UK retail sales were surprisingly strong last month, the BRC-KPMG sales monitor showed, as online and back-to-school sales rose, while new-in product got shoppers spending. But the BRC's head warned of gloom to come.
M&Co is planning major expansion as its parent firm’s profits rise and its town centre strategy pays off. The value fashion brand's pre-tax profits rose over 100% last year due to store revamps and online growth..
BHS may have crashed and burned a year ago but the business that was picked up out of the ashes is thriving. The reborn BHS.com business saw sales rising 35% in Q2 as womenswear soared with a 350% sales surge.
Furniture retailers Heal's and Made.com have signed up to open stores in The Mailbox’s new 20,000 sq ft homewares area. They will be joined by other furniture retailers including BoConcept and Calligaris.