The collection, available starting September 10 in select Gucci stores and on Gucci.com, falls under Gucci Décor and is comprised of three different lifestyle verticals: Stationery, Games and Travel & Leisure.
Retail destination centre:mk Milton Keynes is to add its fourth new beauty-related brand to its retail roster this year. Rituals Cosmetics is to open a new store this year, marking its debut in the region.
Newbie owner KappAhl, the Swedish fashion retailer, is spending big on its digital retail platform. SEK200 million (£16.7 million) to be precise, as part of the retailer’s “comprehensive digital transformation”.
Concerns over EU customs and border delays have led to a dramatic slump in UK online shoppers buying from international websites, a new survey says. Just under a third (31%) of UK consumers shopped overseas in 2021.
The 96-store Seven Dials area of London’s Covent Garden has yet more newcomers. They include the winner of the ‘Start-Up with Seven Dials’ competition series by landlord Shaftesbury, lifestyle brand Tihara Smith.
Chain store closures in the UK continued at an alarming rate in the first half of 2021, with fashion the biggest casualty. A total of 1,063 fashion stores closed in the first six months, alongside 120 department stores.
London’s West End continues to see footfall recovering with figures from the trade body that represents businesses in the neighbourhood – the New West End Company – saying the steady return of office workers is key.