UNIQLO Denim Factory arrives at London flagship

UNIQLO has introduced the 'UNIQLO Denim Factory' at its flagship store on Oxford Street in London. The retailer worked in collaboration with Harlequin Design on in-store spaces on the third and fourth floors, as well as the window scheme. On the third floor Harlequin created four individual panels each with selvedge denim and each inspired... Continue Reading →

Marks & Spencer to scale back overseas

Marks & Spencer could retreat from swathes of overseas shops under plans by its new chief executive to jumpstart growth at the high street chain. Steve Rowe, an M&S lifer, is making the retailer’s international shop estate his next priority after claiming that a decline in overseas profits was “not sustainable”. The company’s annual report... Continue Reading →

Prada to close 25 stores in 2016

Following negative financial reports in the past year, Prada has embarked on a restructuring plan. In 2016, Prada announced it will close 25 stores (among the least profitable ones) and will open 20 new stores in high-potential locations. The first store closure was one of the Prada stores in Milan – the 500 sqm store... Continue Reading →

John Lewis plans £9m beauty hall expansion

John Lewis plans £9m beauty hall expansion John Lewis is investing £9m in expanding its beauty halls as the market for face creams, makeup and perfumes outperforms fashion. The department store is to increase the size of its beauty departments in Cambridge, Bluewater in Kent and Cribbs Causeway in Bristol by 50% and modernise four... Continue Reading →

Joules chooses Edinburgh for biggest ever store

Premium lifestyle brand Joules is to open its biggest ever store at Edinburgh's George Street later this month. Due to open on 24 August, the store spans 3375 square feet and replaces the brand’s existing store which was also based in George Street. It will house all of Joules’ key collections including womenswear, menswear, childrenswear... Continue Reading →

Starbucks to open at Menlyn Maine

“We are completely humbled by the support we have received since opening our first store in April. This new development gives us an opportunity to bring our iconic coffee to an iconic city with a rich food and coffee culture. We are honoured and excited to bring the Starbucks experience to 'Jacaranda City'," says Carlo... Continue Reading →

Costa Coffee UAE digitises its menu boards

Costa Coffee's franchise partner in the Middle East has invested in digital menu screens as it looks to improve the customer experience in the company's Dubai stores. Over 50 Costa Coffee shops in Dubai are in the process of being refreshed with digital signage installations, as the global chain looks to update the experience it... Continue Reading →

Axiom launches new concept store in Abu Dhabi

Axiom telecom, the UAE’s largest mobility retailer, has brought its ‘experiential shopping’ to Abu Dhabi with the first-of-its-kind retail concept in the emirate. The launch of axiom’s innovative shopping concept in Abu Dhabi Mall marks the retailer’s third store renovation in the UAE after Dubai Festival City and The Dubai Mall. It is also the... Continue Reading →

3 coolest department stores in Asia

As the retail industry shifts towards an increasingly digital realm, it might seem like department stores are going out of style. But, there’s only so much virtual trying-on of things — clothes, shoes, lipstick, you name it — before you want to touch, feel and try the products in real life. That’s why there will... Continue Reading →

Dyson opens first UK store on Oxford Street

  Dyson has opened its first store in the UK, a showcase for its vacuum cleaners, fans and newly-launched hairdryer on Oxford Street in central London. The two-floor “Dyson demo”, which will open to the public on Wednesday morning, will have no visible tills, but central exhibits allowing shoppers to try out the engineering group’s... Continue Reading →

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