Canadian apparel retailer Jean Machine Clothing Inc. will be closing down all of its 24 stores by February 28, 2019, informed the company’s president, Lisa Hryciuk, in a letter posted across the brand’s social media channels. “Having been in business now for over 42 years, this decision was not taken […]

American Apparel plans to re-enter the Canadian market through a new digital retail site, set to launch tomorrow. Originally founded in California, American Apparel is now owned by Canadian manufacturer Gildan, following brand founder Dov Charney’s series of allegations and suspensions and a bankruptcy […]

Canadian athleisure brand Lululemon has launched an exclusive capsule collection at Yoox Net-a-Porter’s luxury menswear website, Mr Porter, marking its first partnership with a men’s wholesaler. The collection features 18 pieces, including T-shirts, pants, jackets and even a signature yoga mat, all […]

Richemont and Alibaba Group have announced a global strategic partnership to bring the retail offerings of Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP), to Chinese consumers. Under the partnership, the companies will establish a joint venture to launch two mobile apps for YNAP’s Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter multi-brand […]

Target is giving Amazon a run for its money. In a press release, the retailer announced it “plans to be America’s easiest place to shop for the holiday season.” As today’s consumers are looking for more and more immediacy with online shopping, Target is helping make same-day delivery a reality. Target […]

London - Premium basic apparel brand, Stance, has confirmed that it will open its first bricks-and-mortar store outside of the US in Covent Garden, London next month. Stance, which embraces ‘the uncommon thread’ as its mantra, has secured a 2,004 square foot unit on Neal Street, over two floors. The […]

Want to improve customer satisfaction and boost sales? Then pay attention to the music you play in your store. According to a study by music tech company Soundtrack Your Brand in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics, customers tend to stay 42 percent longer in stores where background […]

IN DEPTH16 seconds. That’s how long it took for Rimowa’s suitcase collection in collaboration with streetwear brand Supreme to sell out, despite its starting price of 1600 US dollars. Both labels announced the collaboration by simply posting a picture of the product on social media, alongside its release […]

British heritage label Burberry will be starting a series of surprise monthly product releases. On the 17th of each month, new products will be made available for purchase for 24 hours only on the company’s Instagram and WeChat profiles. Titled “B Series”, the retail strategy coined by the brand’s new […]

To enter the market in the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Shoe retailer Deichmann SE has entered into a long-term partnership with Azadea Group. The opening of the first store on the Arabian Peninsula under the Deichmann brand, the company said, is scheduled for 2019 in Dubai. "We are aiming […]

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