It’s being billed as an “exciting new era of Thomas Pink”. Although there has been no official announcement, “English shirting from the heart of London for life in the 21st Century” is back as a pureplay digital store.
A good week-on-week gain, but still well below pre-pandemic numbers. That was Black Friday (26 November) shopper traffic numbers across the UK. Footfall was 35% higher week-on-week, but still down 23% on two years ago.
London West End footfall in the seven shopping days from 22-28 November inched up 2% week-on-week, and rose 11% over last year's Black Friday, latest figures from the New West End Company (NWEC) showed on Monday.
The American sportswear giant has been hit by sneaker sourcing issues, like Puma and Adidas, both foreseeing inventory problems, and has cancelled the orders placed by some retailers, according to a US source.
As pop-up stores go, this is one of the briefest but brightest. For two days (26-28 November) emerging designer Mowalola Ogunlesi hosts her first (albeit temporary) store at the Dray Walk Gallery in Shoreditch, London.