John Lewis unveils its revamped Edinburgh store on Friday after a major refurbishment. The focus is on making the store a must-visit destination, with experiences and expertise that can’t be replicated online.
The headline news may have been about John Lewis's pre-tax loss of £517m in the year to January. But more newsworthy was that it said “we do not expect to reopen all our John Lewis shops at the end of lockdown”.
John Lewis on Tuesday unveiled a big expansion of its fashion and beauty offer and the fashion labels it’s adding are designed to reflect the casualisation trend that has only accelerated in the past year.
Over 30 retail brands from across the London’s King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard retail destination have launched a combined ‘United We Shop’ campaign, supporting the area’s extensively redeveloped shopping streets.
If anyone thought the athleisure trend might be fading, they couldn't have been more wrong. Lyst said Friday that 2019 saw soaring searches while 2020's New Year's resolutions have boosted demand further.