Why open just one pop-up store when you can have three. Maison Schiaparelli has done just that with temporary store concepts opening not just in London’s Dover Street Market but in the Los Angeles and New York DSMs too.
UK retailers saw a reasonably good October with fashion sales in strongly positive territory, but whether sales will remain elevated as we head into the festive shopping season remains open to question.
French luxury group Chanel has hiked prices of some of its most sought after handbags at a time when strong consumer demand and low stocks in the run-up to the holiday shopping season are boosting their exclusivity.
Many consumers are entering the holiday season with more disposable income, but retailers are up against a supply chain crisis that has left them scrambling to stock enough partywear, among other things.
Abercrombie & Fitch is putting experiential support behind the launch of its first specific holiday season collection at its Regent Street, London, flagship with customers invited to shop and drink cocktails this month.
A first ever pop-up store, a major tech-inspired refurb to one of its flagships and the launch of digital kiosks in a nationwide garden centre group reflects the experiential direction Hotter Shoes continues to explore.
Although UK retail footfall isn’t yet back to pre-pandemic 2019 levels, there was a “noticeable improvement” in October, Springboard has revealed. And a much-needed spring in the step last month came from city centres.
Buy-Now-Pay-Later finance firm Clearpay has introduced its in-store payments programme in the UK in time for the festive shopping season. Shoppers can now buy items in selected retail stores using the Clearpay card.