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New Look has agreed to take a 31,800 sq ft store on the eastern end of London’s Oxford Street in a building due to be completed in April 2017.
Tesco has made further changes to its board, bringing in Unilever’s Byron Grote to replace non-executive director Gareth Bullock, who will step down tomorrow (March 5).
Indie etail portal Farfetch is to launch same-day delivery in London and other global markets, and will introduce new local language sites including German, Korean and Spanish this year, after receiving $86m (£56m) investment led by Russian firm DST Global.
Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley has refused to appear before MPs at the Scottish Affairs Committee over his treatment of USC workers and his use of zero-hours contracts.
London’s West End will attract new international retailers in 2015, thanks to the addition of an estimated 3 million sq ft of retail and leisure space in the next two years.
Fashion industry veteran Gavin Brown died of a heart attack on Monday, March 2. He was 65 and had suffered heart problems for several years.
Clothing and footwear prices fell 7.8% year on year in February from a drop of 6.8% in January, according to the British Retail Consortium.
Royal Mail is launching a shopfront on China’s Tmall at the end of March to offer UK retailers and exporters the opportunity to sell to the country’s 302 million online shoppers.
The Dune Group and Austin Reed are among the first retailers to sign up to an international cross-border ecommerce platform, which is launching in the UK from May.
Footfall was lower than usual at the Kensington Shoe Event, which took place from March 1-3 at the Kensington Close Hotel in west London.
US sportswear giant Under Armour is looking to open stores in London within the next year as part of a retail expansion in Europe, Drapers understands.
Whistles’ new head of ecommerce Jennie Blythe has emphasised the importance of personalisation to grow online sales at the “retail-heavy” business.
Michael Kors offered a lesson in discreet luxury with his elegant autumn 15 collection at NYFW.
The retail veteran and founder of London independent Woodhouse on why his Mr Start label is moving in a more casual direction.
Mark Batista has turned his hand to almost all functions during his menswear career, gaining a keen eye for what sells and detailed knowledge of the market along the way.
Ross Bailey founded Appear Here in 2013 to give the UK’s empty stores a new lease of life. Now he is looking to repeat the trick overseas.
Leslie Docherty is founder of menswear independent Fat Buddha, a cornerstone of Glasgow’s streetwear scene.