It was a big day for Bicester Village on Thursday with the Value Retail-owned outlet mall opening its long-awaited extension that sees it with 30 new stores, more dining options and an all-new VIP area.
Reign opened its first New York City store at 807 Washington Street, utilizing Samsung's shopping system for a content-driven customer experience. The store is complimented by an online store and content platform.
A new Morgan Stanley study shows Amazon as a threat to both department stores and specialty retailers, with Amazon's new use of Nike and Lululemon's suppliers for its own private label sportswear a particular concern.
The collapse of Sears Canada, leaving vacant stores across the country, could actually boost profits for many mall owners who will be able to replace the retailer with tenants who can afford higher rents.
High-end skincare specialist Flint + Flint is set to open its first ever standalone concept clinic at the shopping centre later this year. The boutique will offer a range of skincare products and treatments.
Debenhams is bringing a curated fashion and beauty offer to Australia with its first standalone stores there in a deal with Pepkor. It is opening smaller-format stores and offering plenty of exclusives.