Abercrombie & Fitch Co opened its new signature brand store, including abercrombie kids, in Westfield London on Friday. The new flagship is at Europe's largest shopping destination that draws in 30m visitors a year.
Outlet malls are continuing to show their resilience across Europe as consumers flock to them and they attract top quality tenants. And London Designer Outlet has announced that Puma will open a 2,365 sq ft store there.
The fashion subscription service and the retailer are expanding the number of Nordstrom locations allowing Rent the Runway (RTR) members to return items, following a pilot scheme launched earlier this year.
As retailers with giant store estates focus more and more on mega-sized stores that can offer their full line-up plus extras, Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo has said that it will unveil its biggest Japanese store next spring.
Retail billionaire Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct, has demanded new rent deals are tied to sales across his store empire that now includes HoF and Jack Wills as well as Sports Direct and Flannels.
UK fashion retailers see Brexit as a huge challenge for their businesses in the year ahead and almost half of small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) feel unprepared for whatever the outcome of the Brexit process will be.