An ambitious plan to transform Oxford Circus into pedestrian-friendly piazzas has been announced with an international design competition kicking off to decide just how the key shopping area will look for decades ahead.
As Tranoï and the French Fashion Federation join forces, and Who’s Next and Mode & Objet confirm their dates, French trade shows are preparing their return, after cancelling several editions due to the pandemic.
There’s an air of inevitability when it comes to UK footfall figures in these dark days of physical retail. So no surprises that shopper numbers for the week commencing 27 December plummeted 72.3% on a year ago.
Retailers enjoyed a brief but much-needed bounce ahead of Thursday’s new month-long lockdown in England, according to reports. Consumers headed out in force to shop before the blanket closure of ‘non-essential' stores.
The resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe is increasing the uncertainty surrounding September fashion events. Trade show and fashion week organisers are trying to cope, amidst postponements, cancellations and online options.
More evidence is emerging that while Monday’s reopening day in England may have looked busy, there's a big gap between the usual June visitor traffic and what we actually saw on the day, especially in London.
Galeries Lafayette's new outlet on the Champs Elysees is struggling because people are staying away due to COVID-19, according to its CEO, who said the crisis would hit the group to the tune of 1 billion euros.