A former New Look flagship store on Oxford street is set to house fashion labels for free as Westminster Council invests in the revival of what was London’s and Europe’s premier shopping street pre-pandemic.
Switzerland-based sustainable luxury footwear brand Inuikii has received a major boost as far as UK consumers are concerned with the brand available at high-end department store Selfridges from this autumn.
As London gradually recovers from the pandemic but footfall remains well below pre-Covid levels, London’s West End shopping district is in for a £5 billion investment windfall over the next five years.
Not ‘just another’ new store, Abercrombie & Fitch’s flagship debut on London’s Regent Street ticks several boxes for the US retailer. It reaffirms the company’s commitment to the physical store format in Europe.
The number of fashion-focused shops on premier shopping thoroughfare Oxford Street looks like falling even further with news that IKEA is likely to take over the former Topshop flagship, in a key Oxford Circus position.
With ‘Sustainable September’ upon us, London’s Oxford Street is getting in on the act, launching ‘Beyond Now’. On 15 September, over 30 Oxford Street stores will highlight their commitment to drive positive change.
London’s West End continues to see footfall recovering with figures from the trade body that represents businesses in the neighbourhood – the New West End Company – saying the steady return of office workers is key.