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.
Matthew Rugamba knew his Rwandan fashion label had arrived when Junior Nyong'o, the brother of Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, attended the world premiere of "Black Panther" in a three-piece suit designed by him.
The underwear and sportswear chain owned by Inditex has unveiled its first men’s products with a capsule collection for the Oysho Train Together line, with which it recently made its first foray into childrenswear.
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.