Selfridges operations director Sue West talks to Drapers about the department store’s expectations of Christmas trading, Black Friday and the growth of click-and-collect.
Lingerie chain Boux Avenue launched its Christmas TV ad for 2014 today (November 19). The ad will be aired on ITV, Channel 4, E4, ITV2 and Comedy Central during prime time hours.
House of Fraser has released its first brand-focused Christmas TV advertisement for more than a decade.
Sainsbury’s has launched a heartwarming Christmas advert in association with The Royal British Legion.
JD Williams has launched its debut Christmas advert featuring Lorraine Kelly to target women who feel forgotten by the high street.
To support the launch of its Follow the Fairies Christmas advertising campaign which encourages shoppers to undertake random acts of kindness during the festive period, M&S has itself shared a number of random acts of kindness across the country.
Marks & Spencer has unveiled its 2014 Christmas campaign, bringing to life the retailer’s strapline ‘Magic & Sparkle’ in the form of two fairies.
Shop Direct’s Very.co.uk has launched its ‘Step into Christmas in Style’ festive ad campaign fronted by presenter Fearne Cotton and a group of friends.
Harrods has launched its 2014 Christmas campaign, which will run on its website, social media platforms, in store and in cinemas nationwide.
Not on the High Street has launched its Christmas advert which focuses on its boutiques’ ability to offer personalised presents so shoppers can ‘Choose a Christmas less ordinary’.
Topshop has released its ‘Happy Holidays’ Christmas campaign featuring Cara Delevingne who is seen dancing and posing in front of the camera wearing party pieces from the autumn 14 collection including a black jumpsuit.
John Lewis has unveiled its Christmas 2014 advertising campaign, which tells the tale of the friendship between a little boy Sam and his penguin friend Monty.
Firetrap has launched its new ‘Deadly Denim’ ad campaign, which aired on television and online for the first time yesterday (November 3).
Lee Jeans is in talks with a number of partners to open franchise stores in the UK and Ireland, setting a target of 20 within three years.
Nougat’s owner and managing director Harry Rogers has been left “devastated” by the business’s fall into administration.
Tesco shareholders are poised to sue the supermarket over losses suffered as a result of the recent profit overstatements that totalled £263m and wiped more than £2bn from its share price.
Men’s tailoring business Gieves & Hawkes has renovated its global flagship at 1 Savile Row, London, making way for a wholesale showroom.
Swedish accessories brand Happy Socks has agreed a deal for its first UK flagship store, which will open in Seven Dials in Covent Garden next month.
The Woolmark Company has launched an ecommerce store called Merino Shop, as the business moves towards a more digital model.
Cath Kidston, founder of the eponymous lifestyle business, is to step back from day-to-day involvement and become a non-executive director.
Hit or Miss
In the final part of our seasonal high street survey, we put men’s and women’s footwear in the spotlight.
In our second seasonal review of the autumn 14 high street offer, we sort the men from the boys.
Our new and improved survey of retailers’ stores and collections kicks off this season with lots of plus points.
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