Canada is an international retail 'hot spot', according to the world's foremost fashion-industry trade publication. Many international retailers are contemplating Canadian expansions, following Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue's lead. Home-grown retailers will need to innovate to compete, or risk facing demise, like bankrupt retailer Boutique Jacob. Women's Wear Daily referred to it as the 'department... Continue Reading →

Express to Enter South Africa

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), a men's and women's specialty retail apparel chain operating over 600 stores, today announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into a franchise agreement with Edcon Group, a retail franchise operator in South Africa, to bring the Express brand to South Africa. The... Continue Reading →

Mr Price online sales surges 300%

Mr Price online sales surges 300% Value fashion retailer Mr Price said online sales grew as much as 293.4% for the year ended March 2014. The group took its home-ware division, Mr Price Home, along with Sheet Street, online in November, while Mr Price Apparel launched its online sales platform in South Africa in July... Continue Reading →

The most expensive street in the world

A shop unit in Hong Kong's Russell Street has been sold for $23m (£13.7m), making the shopping street the most expensive rental area in the world. Hong Kong property power broker Sebastian Skiff said he believes it is a new record, beating New York City's Fifth Avenue to the pricey shopping top spot. Mr Skiff... Continue Reading → raises over $100 for SSA expansion, South Africa’s fastest growing online retailer, has raised over $100 million for continued expansion in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. The South African market has shown encouraging signs of ecommerce growth in the past three years as an increasing number of consumers become accustomed to transacting online. The potential for ecommerce is large: In... Continue Reading →

Selfridges unveils £300m Oxford St investment

Selfridges is planning to revamp its flagship London store, famous for extravagant window displays, in a £300m, five-year investment. The group will begin redeveloping the Oxford Street site next month in what Selfridges describes as the largest ever single investment in a department store. The accessories offering will be expanded, with the handbag department more... Continue Reading →

All Undone secures new stockists for 2014

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New British lingerie label All Undone is thrilled to announce their two new stockists: Edinburgh boutique Odyssey, and new luxury lingerie site Full Disclosure, which will join the brand’s growing team of partners across the UK, the USA and Australia. Catering specifically for the smaller back size, larger cup size market, All Undone is inspired by the luxury of vintage fabrics, showcased within a contemporary design.

Full Disclosure Managing Director, Shirine Modad Neill, said: “It was crucial for us to launch our website with All Undone as part of our portfolio; not only because they cater to larger cup-sized women but because they are offering an equally gorgeous, luxurious and contemporary option that no one else is. All Undone hasn’t re-invented the classics, they’ve started a very cool trend for the DD+ cup-sized market!”

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Giorgio Armani takes control of A/X Armani Exchange

Along with publication of its annual results, Giorgio Armani announced that it was taking 100% control of its fast-fashion brand A/X Armani Exchange. The Milanese designer launched the mens and womenswear collection in 1991. The young and urban line, consisting essentially of t-shirts, jeans, shirts, etc. is the group’s most affordable and caters mainly to... Continue Reading →

Dior opens new store in Florence, Italy

Christian Dior opened this week a new store in Florence, Italy. The new Dior store is located on Via Tornabuoni, the city’s prime luxury shopping destination, within the Medieval Tower of Gianfigliazzi. The store features the complete range of Dior women’s collections. Also this week, Christian Dior inaugurated a leatherwear manufacturing facility outside Florence in... Continue Reading →

American Eagle to close 150 stores

Pittsburgh - On the heels of disappointing results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. has decided to close 150 stores in America, including 100 namesake stores. For 2014, the company is planning to close approximately 50 American Eagle and 20 aerie stores in North America. Beginning in 2015, the company... Continue Reading →

Gucci launches cosmetics line this September

The new Gucci Cosmetics line will be produced and distributed in licensing by P&G Prestige. The new line will be endorsed by Monaco Royalty Charlotte Casiraghi. The Gucci cosmetics line will include products for skincare, nails and eyes. The new Gucci products will be available at select speciality stores around the world.

Global 2000: The Biggest Retailers Of 2014

Global 2000: The Biggest Retailers Of 2014 No. 1: Wal-Mart Stores - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats around the world. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment includes the company's mass merchant concept in the U.S., operating under the Walmart... Continue Reading →

Prada opens new store in Vienna, Austria

Prada has recently opened its first store in Austria, in the capital of Vienna. Situated in the heart of the city in the First District, at the corner of Bognergasse and Seitzergasse, the new Prada store in Vienna is housed within the historical palace which also comprises the Park Hyat Hotel Vienna. The store covers... Continue Reading →

Walmart’s new convenience store test concept

Walmart’s new convenience store test concept, Walmart To Go, is located in its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. The approximate 2,500-sq.-ft. store is a hybrid. Part grocery store, part c-store and part quick-serve restaurant, it offers a mix of groceries, c-store staples, and refrigerated and fresh prepared foods, complete with a deli counter. Products are priced... Continue Reading →

Neiman Marcus announces new board members

Neiman Marcus announced today that Adam Brotman, Phillipe Bourguignon, and Vivek “Vic” Gundotra have been named to the Board of Directors. Mr. Brotman is Chief Digital Officer for Starbucks Coffee Company. In this role, he has responsibility for Starbucks core digital businesses, including mobile and mobile payments, web, card, loyalty, e-commerce, wi-fi, and the Starbucks... Continue Reading →


Popular American womenswear retailer Chico's just announced its first three Canadian store locations. All three stores will open in August, with more Canadian location announcements to follow. Its first Canadian store locations will be in the suburban Toronto area. Chico's first three Canadian stores will be located in the following malls: Square One Shopping Centre,... Continue Reading →

Landmark looks to introduce ‘click and collect’

The retail and hospitality conglomerate launched its ecommerce site two years ago Dubai: Landmark Group, a UAE-based retail and hospitality conglomerate, could adapt “click and collect”, a service which allows consumers to order goods online and collect them in stores, according to the company’s top executive. “We already have a mechanism here to return to... Continue Reading →


Montreal-based luxury outerwear brand Mackage will open stores in selected Canadian cities. The company has retained a real estate company to establish its brand across Canada. Despite being Canadian, its first and only free-standing store is in New York City. Designers Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan Mackage founded Mackage in 1999. The brand focuses on... Continue Reading →

Roger Farah to retire from Ralph Lauren

New York -- Ralph Lauren Corp. on Friday announced that Roger Farah, executive chairman, will retire at the end of May. He will remain on the company’s board until his term expires in August. Farah, one of the retail industry’s most respected executives, is credited with turning Ralph Lauren into a global powerhouse. He has... Continue Reading →

Radley looks to expand overseas

The handbag brand Radley is planning to take its famous Scottish Terrier logo across Asia after getting sales and profits back on track in the UK. The company, owned by private equity houses Exponent and Phoenix, is in discussions with “multiple partners” about opening franchise stores across the Middle East and Asia, including China. Radley... Continue Reading →

SuperGroup hit by sales fall

By Scott Campbell5:00PM BST 09 May 2014 Sales of the company’s Superdry brand dropped 1.3pc during quarter four Shares in British fashion retailer SuperGroup tumbled by as much as 20pc on Thursday after the company warned that its full-year profits would be “towards the lower end” of analysts’ estimates. Sales of the company’s Superdry brand... Continue Reading →

Al Meera opens first WHSmith stores in Qatar

Al Meera Bookstore Company, a subsidiary of Al Meera Consumer Goods Company, has announced the launch of three WHSmith stores in Doha. Al Meera Bookstore Company, the exclusive franchise owner of the WHSmith brand in Qatar, said the shops have opened in Hayat Plaza at Al Aziziya, Ezdan Mall at Gharrafah District, and Nuaija Mall... Continue Reading →

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