A major retail and leisure destination has launched in Northamptonshire combining big name fashion and premium brands with lakeside dining and a range of outdoor leisure activities such as canoeing and bird watching.
Owners Morleys blamed the nearby Westfield Stratford City shopping centre and the challenging trading environment for the decline of the 125-year old department store. Bodgers is expected to close in February.
Sports Direct now owns 27% of beleaguered fashion retailer French Connection with the stake making it the second largest shareholder in the firm and just 3% below the threshold at which it must launch a takeover bid.
UK consumer confidence has been relatively buoyant in recent periods given the dire warnings that had been issued before the Brexit vote. But in July, confidence dipped to a level last seen in July 2016.
Fashion was the biggest UK growth sector on eBay last year with 26% of all registrations and the opportunities for specialists to grow at home and abroad are unprecedented says the company's UK head of fashion sales.
Full-year results from value fashion retailer Bonmarché may not have been that impressive last month but Q1 seems to have been a turnaround period for the company as online sales surged and physical stores did well too.
Demand to rent British commercial property levelled off for the first time in almost five years during the past three months, as online shopping hurt high-street retailers and politics unsettled other potential tenants.
French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has announced that its collaborative collection with Supreme will again go on sale between the 28 and 30 July, at three stores in the Japanese cities of Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.
Flash sales specialist MySale Group said its “financial performance improved significantly” in the year to June 30 with online revenue up 10% to A$240 million, driven by the growing active customer base.