Hamleys opens biggest store

Hamleys opens biggest store on the planet British toy giant Hamleys has opened its largest worldwide flagship store in Beijing spanning over 115,000sq ft. The 257-year-old store opened the doors its new location just two days before Christmas, accompanied by an exclusive parade to mark the occasion. The British ambassador Barbara Woodward and Sanpower chairman... Continue Reading →

CHANEL to open six new flagship stores in 2018

Dec 11, 2017 “2018 will be the year of flagships, six of them, either brand new stores or major re-openings, which will be very impactful,” says Bruno Pavlovsky, the president of Chanel’s fashion and accessories divisions. And the destinations are all major ones. From New York, a new boutique on 57th street to a new... Continue Reading →

In Pictures: Harvey Nichols 2017 Christmas Windows

Premium department store Harvey Nichols has unveiled its Christmas windows for 2017, its largest visual scheme of the year. For this year's festive season, the luxury retailer looked for inspiration from the Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion weeks and pre-spring collections, selecting the most vibrant colours to catch customer's eyes. During the dark winter season, Harvey Nichols... Continue Reading →

Galeries Lafayette opens new Paris store

Galeries Lafayette has unveiled a new flagship store at the heart of the new extension to the Carré Sénart shopping centre in Paris. The opening marks the first significant addition to the Galeries Lafayette network of 56 stores in France in the past few years, and the new store concept is intended to be experience-led,... Continue Reading →

Hugo Boss launches first digital showroom

Hugo Boss has launched its first digital showroom in Berlin, Germany, marking a shift in the company's strategy. The German fashion brand presented its Hugo pre-fall collection for 2018 at a pop-up space in Berlin to showcase its digital showroom last week. Via a 65 inch touchscreen, which resembles a table, viewers were able to... Continue Reading →

Alfred Dunhill unveils new retail concept in Beijing

Luxury men’s fashion and accessories brand Alfred Dunhill has opened a new store in Beijing. Nestled on Jianguo Road in the Chaoyang District, the latest China branch is located on Level 2 of Beijing’s SKP Shopping Centre. It features Dunhill’s famous retail Home design concept: elegant, sophisticated and masculine, with design accents that mimic Dunhill’s... Continue Reading →

Coach to re-enter the Russian market

COACH left Russia in 2011, where it was only distributed via multibrand stores, is returning to the country with a new partnership. Coach has just signed an exclusive agreement with BNS Group, a distributor in the region for labels including Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Topshop. The agreement has a duration of five years, with... Continue Reading →

Prada opens new boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York

To celebrate the recent opening of the new Prada women’s ready-to-wear boutique in Saks Fifth Avenue, the prestigious department store has dedicated the six store windows on Fifth Avenue to the Prada Spring/Summer 2017 collection. The unique setting features a sequence of three different scenarios, using rubberized elements in alternating color shades with soft forms... Continue Reading →

Stefanel plots UK franchise stores

Italian womenswear brand Stefanel is looking to open up to 15 franchise stores across the UK and Ireland. Love Brands, the brand’s distributor in the UK and Ireland, has teamed up with franchise consultant Peter Danby to recruit potential franchisees. They will work alongside John Lane from London-based retail property advisors Tienda to select locations.... 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 →

Max Mara Group launches two new brands

Max Mara Group has added to its portfolio by launching two new brands with a contemporary, accessible positioning: Tresophie and AIIM will be available with the Spring 2017 season and will be initially distributed via physical and online multi-brand stores, then via their own e-stores from the end of 2017. Through Tresophie, the Italian group... Continue Reading →

Is Ralph Lauren moving away from luxury?

Ralph Lauren has always been associated with luxury and privilege and it's polo player logo has been synonymous with dressing elites around the world. Since the American-based fashion giant announced earlier this month it was to close a significant amount of stores and let go of 1,000 employees there have been plenty of questions as... Continue Reading →

Golden Goose opens new store in London

Italian luxury brand Golden Goose has opened its first store in the U.K., located on Dover Street in London’s Mayfair.Spanning two floors, the 950-sq.-ft. space stocks the brand’s women’s and children’s collections, as well as the men’s wear range, Haus by Golden Goose. The space has a minimalist decor that showcases the brand’s colorful pieces,... Continue Reading →

Chanel opens in Vancouver largest retail space in Canada

CHANEL has opened a large ground-level boutique inside of Vancouver’s Holt Renfrew at CF Pacific Centre, replacing a previous location on the women’s upper-level designer floor. Although a shop-in-shop, Vancouver’s new Chanel concession is now Canada’s second-largest location, featuring the country’s first Chanel fine jewellery and watch boutique. The boutique also features ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes,... Continue Reading →

CHANEL opens new temporary store in Amsterdam

During the renovation of its store on P.C. Hooftstraat, CHANEL has opened a temporary store on the same road. The building, called crystal houses, is conceptualized by acclaimed Dutch architecture practice Mvrdv. The project not only represents a mean architectural feat, but also marks the arrival of the purpose-built luxury flagship store – a longtime... Continue Reading →

Harrods opens temporary outlet in Doha

London luxury department store Harrods has opened a temporary store in Doha for the Christmas period. The iconic store, which is owned by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), opened a 6,500 square metre branch at Katara Cultural Village at the weekend. For the first week, the store is only open to VIP visitors, after which the... Continue Reading →

Louis Vuitton to close more stores in China

China Retail News reports that French luxury house Louis Vuitton has officially confirmed that the company will close two stores located in Shanghai and Shanxi, respectively, by the end of March 2016. A representative of Louis Vuitton China said that the two stores will no longer operate from April 2016. However, Louis Vuitton has emphasized... Continue Reading →

Hugo Boss opens new store in Florence

Hugo Boss opens a new store in Florence, Italy. The store is located at 70-72 via Por Santa Maria, steps from Piazza Signoria. The new store covers a surface of 500 sqm over three floors. The groundfloor is dedicated to Boss Woman while the first and second floors and dedicated to menswear and accessories (Boss... Continue Reading →

Galeries Lafayette set for redevelopment

Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette has announced that it will be working with British architecture studio AL_A to transform the ‘Cupola’ building of its flagship located on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris. The redevelopment is part of the company’s strategy to build the ‘department store of the 21st century,’ with the aim of offering consumers a... Continue Reading →

Selfridges celebrates new sales record

Selfridges experienced the most profitable hour in its history as shoppers turned out in their thousands for post-Christmas deals.  Crowds appeared outside Selfridges stores across Britain, in some cases as early as 1am, to take advantage of Boxing Day sales. The dense crowds were a welcome reappearance as recent sales events have seen high street... Continue Reading →

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