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Harrods to open stand-alone beauty emporium in Gateshead

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The opening of this fifth H beauty store nationally demonstrates Harrods’ continued commitment to bringing its beauty authority, expert curation, and luxury shopping experience to a wider audience across the UK. H beauty Gateshead is opening at 9am in the Metrocentre on the 14 th June. .

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The King’s Road welcomes Seraphina for long standing seasonal pop-up residencey

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Sloane Stanley has announced the return of luxury retailer, Seraphina, to 340 King’s Road, marking the twelfth year running the brand has selected this space to show its collection of timeless, Indian-inspired apparel and homeware. .

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Despicable Discs Minion pop-up is coming to Carnaby

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Shaftesbury has announced the opening of Minions: The Rise of Gru Record store at 19/21 Foubert’s Place. The vinyl pop-up brings a 70’s explosion back to Carnaby to celebrate the release of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Public web data is the key to a free and open market

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Let’s say you want to buy a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s — undoubtedly the most recognizable Jordans of all time. What do you do first? . Chances are you answered: type “Jordan 1” in search. Correct? . By Itamar Abramovich, Director of Data Products, Bright Data .

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

Reality bites: how composable architecture is a make-or-break strategy for retailers looking to thrive

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Global e-commerce jumped to $26.7 trillion in the first year of the pandemic, a dramatic leap forward from a trend that had already hobbled many high street retailers.

Inditex’s third flagship store opens at Liverpool ONE

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Grosvenor has announced the opening of leading international Inditex clothing brand, Bershka, at Liverpool ONE, marking its regional debut. Spanning 8,000 sq ft on South John Street, the space houses the brand’s three main lines; Bershka, BSK and Man, as well as a number of exclusive ranges.

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IKKS Paris flagship brings Parisian attitude to Carnaby Street

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French fashion and lifestyle brand IKKS Paris has opened a new flagship store in iconic London shopping destination Carnaby Street, marking the brand’s entry into the UK. Bringing Parisian attitude and a sense of free spirit to London, the first shop is located at 3 Carnaby Street.

Bang & Olufsen re-opens Ealing showroom following refurbishment

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Today, 96-year-old Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen has announced the re-opening of its store in Ealing on Bond Street – a bustling high street destination.

How restructuring your business can help it to recover

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Helping your business to overcome a rocky patch may seem like a daunting prospect, but it is possible, and there are a lot of ways to start turning things around.

How the pandemic was a catalyst for ‘New Retail’ design

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A creative shift in retail design isn’t a new, post-Covid development. Serious changes were happening before the pandemic, which kicked the creativity and the need to stay relevant, up a gear.

FLANNELS open new luxury destination in Liverpool

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The latest FLANNELS opening has found a home in a building with historic fashion heritage. Over seven ?oors oors and 120,000 square feet, the behemoth space formerly owned by revolutionary draper Owen Owen hosts an expansive fashion offering.

Aldi opens first checkout-free supermarket

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Aldi has opened its first checkout-free store, where shoppers will be able to pick up products and leave without queuing to pay.

White paper: Joy of Shopping

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Following the oppression of isolation brought on by the pandemic, shopping-for-leisure in physical stores begins to replenish our essential need for real-time experiences and face-to-face interaction.

Renewed retail offering for Liverpool ONE as Kick Game signs and Kenji upsizes

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Grosvenor today announces new retail activity at Liverpool ONE, where luxury footwear brand Kick Game has signed for a 3,500 sq ft unit on South John Street. Kick Game will join Kenji, the Japanese-inspired homeware and stationary retailer, which is upsizing its store by 40%.

Caledonia Park signs Kate Spade for Scottish Outlet debut

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Railpen, the investment manager responsible for the safekeeping and administration of over £37 billion AUM for several pension schemes, announces the launch of global lifestyle brand kate Spade New York’s first outlet store in Scotland, at the designer village, Caledonia Park.

Theory opens layered flagship store on Regent Street

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Architecture studio Sybarite have created a retail concept for the new Theory flagship store located on 101-113 Regent Street. This will be part of a ‘connected retail space’ with Uniqlo, also owned by Fast Retailing.

Gilly Hicks delivers a daily dose of happy to Carnaby Street

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Gilly Hicks, a brand in the Abercrombie & Fitch portfolio offering activewear, loungewear and underwear, has today announced the opening of its new store located at 39 Carnaby Street, in the heart of London’s busiest shopping district.

The importance of investing in the community 

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It is now widely accepted that the role of retail destinations has evolved considerably. Changes that had taken hold in the last decade have been accelerated by the pandemic and by the ensuing change in consumer habits.

Miele launches new experience centre at Touchwood shopping centre

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Miele has selected Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull as the location for its latest store. The German premium domestic appliance manufacturer has taken 2,000 sq ft on a new ten-year lease.

Loupe launches its flagship boutique at centre:mk in Milton Keynes

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Beaverbrooks, the 103-year-old family-owned jewellers with 71 stores nationwide, is expanding its portfolio with the launch of a new carefully curated concept luxury diamond, jewellery and watch brand – Loupe, which opened the doors of its highly anticipated flagship boutique on Thursday 9 th June 2022 at centre:mk in Milton Keynes.

Tessuti signs to Victoria Square for Northern Ireland debut

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Tessuti, the modern premium fashion store which is part of the JD Sports Group, has signed for a 12,900 sq ft store in Victoria Square. It will be moving into a prime location at the William Street entrance to the scheme. The new regional flagship store is set to open in quarter four of this year.

Harrods launch fifth standalone H beauty in Gateshead

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Harrods has opened H beauty Gateshead, the brand’s fifth standalone beauty store in the UK, located in the Metrocentre. The 30,203 sq.ft. space brings together a diverse portfolio of must-have products and exceptional services from an array of beauty brands for customers to enjoy.

Lids opens quartet of UK stores as part of international expansion

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US-based sports retailer Lids has opened its first four European stores – adding 234 sqm to its UK footprint. The launch forms part of a wider plan to increase the brand’s international presence, representing the first of many physical stores planned across the continent.

Dreaming of Opening a Shop? Here’s How

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Many people today aspire to have extra income. Some people choose to open a retail shop, which could be the start of something bigger later. While retailers in the UK still face many challenges, there are plenty of opportunities for those who wish to start small.

Kate Spade New York celebrates the opening of a new store at the Boulevard, Northern Ireland

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Global lifestyle brand, kate spade new york, is to open its first Northern Irish store in April 2022, at designer outlet, The Boulevard. .

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Woking’s Victoria Place welcomes Moss Bros

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Moss Bros has launched a new concept store at Victoria Place, the recently launched £700 million regeneration scheme in Woking town centre co-owned by Woking Borough Council and Moyallen Group. Occupying a 2742 sq ft space, the brand has opened on Victoria Place’s Henry Plaza. .

Primark and Greggs to launch “Tasty by Greggs” cafe and London boutique

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High street bakery chain Greggs is to launch “Tasty by Greggs” cafe in Primark Birmingham opening on February 12. Both brands revealed the new partnership which is to include a fashion collection in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Primark.

NICCE to open first physical store on Carnaby Street

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Shaftesbury announces the opening of NICCE’S flagship store on Carnaby Street. The 1,400 sq ft store spans two floors and opens in Spring. It will be located on the corner of Carnaby Street and Beak Street at 57 Carnaby Street.

Ikea opens doors on first UK high street small-format site

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Ikea opens its first city centre store in the UK today with the company’s boss saying he hopes it will mean shoppers come to the retailer more often.

New Look is to open a new 5,244 sq ft store in Barnsley

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Fit out work has already started and New Look says the new, brighter and modern store allows the best shopper experience possible for the people of Barnsley.

Christian Louboutin takes over the Corner Shop at Selfridges with its Loubi’s on the Beach pop-up

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The Loubi’s on the Beach , pop-up is inspired by the pure joy, nostalgia and high energy of summer beach culture. The fully immersive space celebrates seaside living with the integration of a Louboutin fantasy beach complete with boardwalk, beach huts, kiosk and a lifeguard on site.

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TUDOR Watches to open new flagship store in Covent Garden

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Capital & Counties Properties PLC (‘Capco’) announces that luxury Swiss watch brand TUDOR, in partnership with leading watch and jewellery retailer Bucherer, will open a new mono-brand boutique in Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House Arcade, joining a stable of luxury brands across the Covent Garden estate.

Harrods unveils ‘Emerging Designers: China’ pop-up

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Following Harrods successful return to Shanghai Fashion Week with ‘The Harrods Hive’, a concept that focused on building stronger connections across the luxury industry in China, Harrods is proud to announce the unveiling of an inaugural pop-up focused on young Chinese design.

Dyson launches new pioneering technology space in Harrods, London

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Dyson has unveiled its innovative new technology space in Harrods, Knightsbridge. Dyson’s latest innovations in Haircare, Environmental Care and cord-free Floorcare will now be available at Harrods.

Harrods opens first beauty emporium in Scotland

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Harrods has launched its first stand-alone H beauty destination in Scotland, in the heart of Edinburgh. Following two successful H Beauty store openings across England, the latest H beauty, will be located at St James Quarter, in the heart of Edinburgh’s shopping district.

Dyson debuts innovative technology at Victoria Square

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British technology company, Dyson , has selected Victoria Square in the heart of Belfast city centre, to launch the first experiential space for the region. Located on the Lower Ground Mall of the extensive four-level scheme, close to the central atrium, Dyson has created a specially designed 200 sq.

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Is technology the answer to wrapping up 2021 in style?

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Following another year of turbulence, it’s no surprise there is still a great deal of uncertainty in the retail industry.

Transforming the POS into a retail experience through gamification

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Gaming is a megatrend; for good reason, it’s an attractive playground for brands to get in touch with younger target groups: The community is curious, networked and active and gaming is a rapidly growing market with 176 billion US dollars in revenue (newzoo 2021) and 2.7

Surface Design Show preview 2022

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Surface Design Show 2022 presents an exciting combination of education, engagement and entertainment at one of the first industry events to fully return to a face-to-face format this year.

EuroCIS 2022 in Düsseldorf will be postponed

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The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and especially the rapid spread of the Omikron variant also have an impact on EuroCIS 2022 , which will now be postponed to May 31 to June 02, 2022.

Harvey Nichols unveils 2021 Festive Windows

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Harvey Nichols has today unveiled the most anticipated window scheme of the year – Christmas. After declaring a collective ‘bah, humbug’ to Christmas last year, the 2021 campaign offers a different sentiment that’s designed to spread joy and happiness with bright colours and beaming lights.

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Rituals Cosmetics to open in Solihull this May

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On Thursday May 26th, 2022, Rituals Cosmetics will open its doors in Solihull’s Touchwood Shopping Centre for the very first time.