Good news for UK online fashion sales. Not so good news for digital beauty sales. Even worse for the e-tail industry as a whole. And after weak April numbers, it suggests the digital boom could well be over.
Joe Browns is aiming to reach its customers in more aspects of their lifestyles and has added its biggest-ever homewares collection. This follows a small trial capsule in 2020 and 2021 mainly focused on bedding.
It’s good when neighbours get together to help out in the local community. That’s exactly what Swedish retail giants H&M and Ikea are doing, creating an ‘ideas factory’ for local designers and creatives in London.
It’s big, it’s bold, and it’s opening in Manchester on 14 April. That’s H&M’s “world-first” 2,713 sq m (29,200 sq ft) store revamp at the city’s Trafford Centre, boasting "exciting new elements, concepts and services”.
On what should have been a day of celebration — another strong set of trading figures for last year and the launch of a new logo to mark the retailer’s 40th anniversary — Next was also forced to deliver some bad news.
Two new own-label womenswear brands are taking centre stage in Matalan’s just-launched ‘More to Love at Matalan’ spring ad campaign. The UK value fashion and homewares retailer has introduced ‘Et Vous’ and ‘Be Beau’.
The Italian label has reshuffled its design office, naming Filippo Grazioli as creative director, while Alberto Caliri, who had succeeded Angela Missoni in the same post, will take charge of the home decoration line.