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Slump in footfall across the UKSubscription
Total UK footfall fell by 1.4% year on year for the week to 17 August, which Springboard blamed on poor weather.
Empty shop conversion rates dropSubscription
The number of properties converted from retail to residential has dropped 17% year on year to just 376 in 2018/19.
Find out what’s been happening on fashion’s social scene this week.
Fashion sales continue to rise Subscription
Like-for-like fashion sales recorded “strong” growth of 9.3% year on year last week, marking the 13th week of positive results for the sector.
#LoveNotLandfill calls for industry supportSubscription
Sustainable fashion campaign #LoveNotLandfill is asking businesses for monetary support to help it continue its awareness-raising work in London.
Ted Baker is set to expand its childrenswear offering after signing up Next as its new global childrenswear licence partner.
New Look launches vegan rangeSubscription
High street chain New Look has become the first high street brand to register products with The Vegan Society.
Gola launches vegan footwear lineSubscription
British footwear brand Gola is unveiling its first dedicated vegan range this autumn.
Retailers’ new shops across the fashion spectrum are eschewing flashy layouts for simpler approaches that reflect their brand values
UK department stores reported their first increase in sales this year last month as they rose 1.6% compared with June.