Property giant Shaftesbury’s successful Seven Dials retail area in London’s Covent Garden has welcomed another arrival. Rowing Blazers, the American clothing brand, has opened a pop-up store on 16 Earlham Street.
Nottingham is to get a major new central shopping centre, leisure space and park, costing £500 million. Reworking rather than replacing what’s left of the city’s 1970s Broadmarsh mall, it’s called the ‘Vision’.
Burberry has moved into rental and resale in a deal with My Wardrobe HQ, of which Jane Shepherdson is chair. The news comes on the same day that a report said many UK consumers are switching on to rental this season.
Collagen, lip liner, perfume and miniatures are four of the beauty products that have been “must-haves” over the past 12 months and will be key in 2022, John Lewis said in its latest Beauty Bets report on Wednesday.
New retail sales data may show that fashion was a leading category in November, but there are signs that mounting Covid fears are undermining the UK’s interest in getting dressed up and going out this party season.
Regardless of how Covid-linked events play out this month, the appeal of party season staples was strong in November with data from Clearpay showing high demand for going-out looks on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
London landlord Shaftesbury has delivered an impressive record in terms of attracting a host of new retailers and increasing footfall to its properties. it has signed over 60 new brands since 1 October 2020.
Heritage, adventure and fashion combine in one place this month with luxury British performance outerwear brand Shackleton opening a pop-up store for a third consecutive winter, this time on London’s Regent Street.
More evidence came through on Tuesday showing that fashion was a key driver of retail spending in the UK last month. Two regular monthly reports (from the BRC and Barclaycard) called out fashion as a star category.
The old saying ‘try before you buy’ could have a big influence on beauty purchases this Christmas as consumers choose the high street over online and 'fast beauty’ is being rejected by many, a survey claims.