Kate Spade to open new store concept in GlasgowSubscription
US accessories brand Kate Spade is to open a new store at Princes Square in Glasgow, which will be the second in the world to feature the brand’s new design concept.
Department stores face fight for survivalSubscription
The UK department store sector remained in turmoil this week, as question marks hung over the future of anchor stores in many shopping centres and high streets.
The first phase of the 210,000 sq ft outlet Icon Outlet at London’s The O2 will open on 20 October, with new confirmed signings including Cheaney Shoes, Hobbs, Phase Eight and Cath Kidston.
Debenhams defends its financial positionSubscription
Debenhams has defended its financial position and said the early weeks of new season trade have been more positive, following a turbulent summer.
Ted Baker to buy back footwear licence Subscription
Ted Baker has entered an agreement to buy its footwear licence back from Pentland Group after 17 years.
M&S selects Holly Willoughby as brand ambassadorSubscription
Marks & Spencer has appointed TV personality Holly Willoughby as a brand ambassador, and an edit of her favourite pieces from its autumn 18 womenswear collection will launch later this month.
AllSaints CEO exitsSubscription
AllSaints chief executive William Kim has left the business, Drapers understands.
Alibaba co-founder to retire Subscription
Jack Ma, co-founder and executive chairman of Chinese etailer Alibaba, has announced he is retiring.
Sales rise expected at Primark Subscription
Sales at Primark for the 52 weeks to 15 September 2018 are expected to be up 5.5% year on year on a constant-currency basis.
Retail footfall down across the board in AugustSubscription
Footfall at the UK’s high street, shopping centres and retail parks was down by 1.6% overall in August compared with the previous year, in the sharpest decline since April.