While UK shopping mall giants Hammerson and Intu are accelerating towards their planned merger, the plans could be impacted by the arrival of Klepierre, with reports emerging that it made a bid for Hammerson this month.
The fashion world and the British press is all abuzz about who will design Meghan Markle's wedding dress and as a result, get all the bonus publicity (and sales spike) that attiring the royals always brings.
Makeup brand Glossier has launched a pop-up cafe takeover of Rhea's Cafe in San Francisco. Fans of the Instagram-worthy brand can dine on the cafe's signature dishes while sampling and purchasing new Glossier product.
Inditex had another good year in 2017, despite exchange rates denting its margin slightly. But its omnichannel focus drove it to higher sales and profits, and its new COO has been tasked with maintaining that momentum
French Connection is still lossmaking and margins are down but there's news to be cheerful about too as its new concept store outperforms, wholesale turnover rises, e-tail makes up a third of sales and m-commerce surges.
After losing its anchor tenants of Nordstrom and Macy's to nearby Westfield Century City, LA's Westside Pavilion mall will be redeveloped into creative offices and a movie theater in order to revitalize the real estate.