INTERVIEW In 1970 Dick Haynes, together with his roommate Scott Belair, opened their first store selling only second hand clothing, furniture, decor, and jewelry. The company, originally called ‘Free People’, grew steadily, eventually expanding into its sister brand Urban Outfitters. It was in the 1990s […]

Italian fashion brand Antony Morato is continuing its international expansion by opening its first flagship store in India, which is located at Palladium Mall in Mumbai, the country's second most important shopping mall. The company announced the foray on Wednesday in a press release. "This important […]

Spanish company Mango launched the third edition of its sustainable "Committed" collection just one month ago. In the collection Mango used fabrics like tencelTM, lyocell, recycled polyester and organic cotton; further strengthening the company's commitment to responsible fashion. The third edition […]

Hong Kong is the place to be for retailers exploring foreign markets. For the third year in a row, the region has scored the top spot on an annual list of most targeted markets for international retailers, made by real estate investment firm CBRE. A total of 85 international retailers have entered Hong […]

With 500 million online shoppers, China is estimated to exceed the 1 trillion dollar mark in online sales in 2018. However, only 20 percent of retailers feel confident in their capability to succeed in the Chinese e-commerce market, according to a survey conducted by consulting firms Frost & Sullivan […]

London - Luxury fashion house Burberry has increased the number of store closures during the financial year to March 31, 2018. The heritage brand closed 34 stores across the globe during the year, including seven outlets. However, Burberry also opened 14 new stores throughout the year, bringing the […]

Harvey Nichols in partnership with Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies, has opened doors to a new store in Doha, Qatar. Located in Doha Festival City, the store is spread across 80,000 net sq. ft. of retail space, spanning over three floors showcasing a luxurious edit of womenswear, menswear, […]

Second-hand clothing is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to our full wardrobes and a growing awareness concerning sustainable consumption. The collection of used and unwanted clothing is booming. At the most recent World Retail Congress, president of Inditex, Pablo Isla announced that the spanish […]

INTERACTIVE A vintage Volkswagen van used as a meeting room is only a small but telling detail of the meticulously designed VF Corporation International headquarters in Stabio, Switzerland. The company behind brands like The North Face, Vans and Wrangler gave detailed thought and attention to sustainability […]

Sunglass Hut will be the exclusive seller of sunglasses at the outdoor stores Bass Pro and Cabela’s. Bass Pro Outdoor World, owner of the two outdoor brands, has announced a partnership with the Luxottica Group, which owns Sunglass Hut and also designs, manufactures and distributes eyewear for brands […]