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American fashion and lifestyle retailer Anthropologie has taken a 4,500 sq ft space at the evolving £400 million Islington Square development in North London. Opening in early summer, it becomes its 18th UK store.
Laings is going big in Scotland. The heritage jeweller has signed a 15-year lease to take over a 34,468 sq ft landmark B-listed building in Glasgow, which becomes its £5 million UK flagship retail and office location.
LK Bennett is continuing to bounce back from the stresses of the last few years and is still growing its UK store portfolio with a brand-new location opening in upscale Hampstead on April 14, in time for Easter.
Weekly inflation in Russia slowed to 0.66% in the week to April 8 from 0.99% a week earlier, taking the year-to-date increase in consumer prices to 10.83%, data from statistics service Rosstat showed on Wednesday.
Couture millinery brand Merve Bayindir has opened its first flagship store in London. Located in Crawford Place, Marylebone, the store “reflects the luxury brand's approach to design, innovation, and sustainability”.
Quite a coup for Asda. The UK supermarket’s value fashion/lifestyle brand George has partnered with the streaming giant Netflix for a major product tie-up. The partnership has begun in 50 store locations and online.
Campaigners had hoped to prevent the demolition of the Marble Arch, London, branch of M&S, but the plan is set to be given the final go-ahead after London mayor Sadiq Khan referred it back to the local council.