The expansion of Bicester Village and McArthurGlen's latest sales report show just how strong out-of-town outlet malls are at present. But a new report says urban schemes are where future growth is going to come from.
London’s West End has continued to see major brand investment this year despite the volatile UK economy and shaky footfall in the Greater London area generally. 2017 store debuts have already beaten last year's total.
London lost its top spot on a list of key cities for luxury store openings this year. The new review by Savills saw Paris back in the lead this time, but London, New York and Tokyo are top of many brand wishlists.
Lush is reported to be opening one of its biggest UK stores in Liverpool and will also solve the problem of a major site that has been empty since Arcadia-owned chains Dorthy Perkins and Burton moved out.
London’s Bond Street is becoming a home for ultra-luxury brands with fewer affordable luxury/premium labels having stores there, a new report shows. And stores due this year will push the ultra-luxe edge even higher.