River Island is launching its first homeware range, divided into three key trends, this autumn. Titled RI Home, the collection will include soft furnishings, decor accessories and furniture, and storage options.
Tax-free shopping specialist Global Blue is opening its first VIP Globe Shopper Lounge on Albemarle Street in Mayfair, underlining the importance of London's West End to the luxury industry and the tourist sector.
Hugo Boss has opened the first Hugo standalone store in the UK with a debut at Westfield London, which, since its recent £600m extension opened this spring, has taken over from Bluewater as Europe's biggest mall.
The remoulding of London's Seven Dials area is continuing with its most prominent landlord, Shaftesbury, announcing another new tenant as NYC-based lifestyle brand Away, opens its first permanent international store.
Selfridges has been busy this month upping its luxury credentials at its key department store in Birmingham, and also unveiling the last phase of its accessories project in its London store with a new eyewear space.
Fears of e-commerce taking off in Brazil have sunk shares of the country’s big mall operators this year, but industry executives expressed confidence that local shopping habits will help them avoid a shakeout.
Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com has agreed a deal with Unilever to move products like Lipton's tea and Lux soap between warehouses across China as the consumer goods firm looks to expand sales in China.