One thing Paris would not appear to need is another hotel. Yet LVMH launched two five-stars this fall. We met Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin to talk about the latest, Bulgari Hotel, and the race to be Paris' best inn.
We may be seeing something of a mini store opening boom at the moment, but huge numbers of stores belonging to failed businesses remain empty and that can be seen clearly from the large number of vacant Arcadia sites.
In a further sign of just how big the Gymshark brand has become in just a short period of time, news emerged on Wednesday that the label is to open its first flagship store in a prime spot on Regent Street next summer.
After its central London launch, Monsoon has opened its second boutique concept store at Bluewater in Kent. The company is “bringing a fresh new store experience to customers as part of the regeneration of retail”.
UK shoppers plan to spend £8.4 billion on buying Christmas gifts from independent retailers, some £2 billion more that a year ago, new research from Direct Line business insurance shows. That's 28% of their budget.
Red carpet events may have been thin on the ground in the past 18 months, but they still have the power to influence consumer fashion choices. And two high-profile red carpets have shown that in the past few few days.
U.S. shoppers headed to stores over the Thanksgiving weekend fell 3.5%, the NRF said on Tuesday, as fewer holiday promotions and tight supplies took the shine off some of the biggest shopping days of the year.
The New York eyewear brand has moved its head office to 94 Orchard Street, in Manhattan's Lower East Side, also home to a flagship store and optician's lab, and is planning another two openings in December.