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    Bicester Village's reinvention as a digital destinationSubscription

    Features28 June 2018

    With a substantial number of its shoppers coming from China, Bicester Village has had to make rapid inroads into the digital sector.

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    Property Special: What does the flagship of today look like? Subscription

    In Business28 March 2015

    What rising rents and increased online shopping mean for London’s traditional flagships.

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    Shopwatch: Pro-DirectSubscription

    Shopwatch22 August 2014

    Specialist football etailer Pro-Direct is hoping its first physical presence, just off Carnaby Street, will prove to be a game changer.

  • Heathrow Terminal 2

    Shopwatch: Heathrow terminal 2Subscription

    Shopwatch19 June 2014

    Heathrow T2 opened this month, and its upmarket retail offer won’t disappoint those who buy before they fly.

  • We have ways of making you spend: digital fun at H&M

    Visual Merchandising: Using shop tacticsSubscription

    Features12 June 2014

    Getting customers in the mood to spend requires more than just having the right stock - a store’s design can clinch the deal.

  • Global first: the narrow, two-storey shop on Conduit Street stocks men’s and women’s wear, and will be rolled  out if successful

    Shopwatch: Diesel Black GoldSubscription

    Shopwatch12 June 2014

    Diesel’s upmarket, minimalist sub-brand has opened its first store, which is worlds apart from its parent’s jeans-stuffed shops.

  • Primark, Düsseldorf

    Shopwatch: International round-upSubscription

    Shopwatch20 March 2014

    The green shoots of recovery mean store openings are picking up pace and big-name retailers are spreading their wings.

  • Crowd pleasers: essential bike prop

    EuroShop 2014: Visual merchandisingSubscription

    In Business14 March 2014

    The triennial EuroShop show unveiled the latest store design and retail innovations.

  • Scotch & Soda, Carnaby Street

    Scotch & Soda, Carnaby StreetSubscription

    Shopwatch27 September 2013

    The Dutch young fashion brand has made a foray into central London with its latest store, but does it manage to differentiate itself from the competition?

  • Standing tall: mannequins  are used imaginatively and boldly around the store

    M&S accessories, Pantheon, Oxford StreetSubscription

    Shopwatch20 September 2013

    M&S’s rejuvenated store represents a departure from the retailer’s standard format.

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