The Japanese label is readying its first European store for a December opening in Paris. Bape (aka A Bathing Ape) will move into a space on 34 rue de la Verrerie, next to the BHV Homme department store.
Cross-border shoppers should continue to buy from UK websites post-Brexit a new report shows, despite concerns that potential tariff barriers could deter them but only if prices don’t rise and delivery flexibility rises.
We’ve seen Armani Hotels; Ferragamo golf courses; Stella McCartney dual-use skyscrapers and Roberto Cavalli nightclubs. Next step in designer living, a Rock 'N' Roll hotel by hipster lifestyle brand Lola James Harper.
London lost its top spot on a list of key cities for luxury store openings this year. The new review by Savills saw Paris back in the lead this time, but London, New York and Tokyo are top of many brand wishlists.
Black Friday store visits will drop this year for the first time since it became a key shopping day in 2013, a new study says. But another forecast says spending over the Black Friday period will rise above inflation.
Regent Street’s status as a key flagship location has been further underlined by news that L’Occitane, the French beauty, skincare and fragrance retailer, will open its first British flagship there by year-end.