Tourists flocking to the French capital will now be able shop at luxury shops that line the Champs Elysees and the Place Vendome on Sundays as a key government reform comes into effect. An agreement between luxury shops and employee unions on Sunday hours has come into force, said Sylvie Zawadzki, who […]

London - The continual rise of e-commerce and m-commerce across the global is a force luxury and higher end fashion retailers can no longer ignore. However, there are several ways to create an online presence which reflects the unique experience and premium feel offered by brands, as proved by luxury […]

London - Marks & Spencer has dropped plans to open a second flagship store Amsterdam, the Netherlands, following news that Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Co. (HBC) it set to enter the country. The British department store group confirms it has sold its intended location for its flagship store on the […]

UPDATE London - Hudson’s Bay Company has confirmed its impending entry in the Netherlands as it aims to introduce it’s premium Canadian department store Hudson’s Bay and Saks Off 5th into the region. The Canadian retailer announced plans early this morning to open “up to 20 stores” in the Netherlands […]

Australians spent 2.4 billion AUD online in 2015 for men's and women's clothing. As reserach firm Roy Morgan Research found out, while those shopping for womenswear seem to prefer local vendors, for menswear, international sites dominate. Interestingly, there is a gender divide when it comes to local […]

New York - As the luxury goods market is taking a hit due to the economic conditions in China, some luxury brands are responding by daring to do what few luxury brands ever consider doing: lowering prices. Valentino has announced that in response to Asia's economic crisis, they will be lowering prices […]

London - Global shopping centre space has increased from 39 million square metres in 2014 to 41.9 million square metres in 2015, with Asian cities dominating nine out of the top ten most active global markets, according to a new report from global real estate advisor CBRE. The report measured shopping […]

Imports of counterfeit and pirated goods are worth nearly half a trillion dollars a year, 461 billion dollars, accounting for around 2.5 percent of global imports, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office. […]

The reality of 'see now, buy now' is coming one step closer to consumers as Tommy Hilfiger is expected to sign a major e-commerce partnership deal enabling customers to purchase the looks directly after being shown on the catwalk. From September the American brand will align its fashion week and retail […]

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has officially become the world’s largest retailer, surpassing Wal-Mart, after it confirmed that its retail marketplace platforms surpassed 3 trillion yuan as measured by gross merchandise volume in the fiscal year ending in March 2016. In a statement on the retail […]

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