Selfridges is diving deep into pop-up stores and while much of the attention around these is focused on the pop-ups opening in its Oxford Street, London flagship store, Manchester is part of the strategy too.
Development at the outlet mall due to open at The O2 in London this October is proceeding with the companies behind it announcing the first names to have signed up. They include Calvin Klein, Kurt Geiger and Levi's.
The New York-based apparel group and the eyewear manufacturer announced on Monday that they have signed a global licensing agreement for DKNY and Donna Karan New York eyewear set to launch next spring.
A key monthly UK retail report for June seems to show that British shoppers are still turning away from physical stores and that a slight recovery seen in June in year ago was just a flash in the pan.
More details of John Lewis's new strategy have emerged following the announcement last week of a brand-new giant fashion line from the retailer with news that it will link with Kurt Geiger for a deep dive into footwear.
Though the escalating tensions between the United States and several of its trading partners could hurt companies across a broad range of sectors, several industries are poised to withstand them or even thrive.