At a spruced-up pilot store in H&M's home town of Stockholm, the chain founded in 1947 is testing new concepts that mark a break with its past, and partly echo some tactics already deployed by rivals to attract shoppers.
French Connection said it's making progress and will be profitable again by year-end. But in H1, sales fell and it remained loss-making, despite wholesale in the UK, Europe and US firing on all cylinders.
Beauty retailer Memebox has partnered with Sephora to create a new cosmetics line, Kaja. Translating from Korean as "let's go", the partnership marks the first co-developed K-beauty brand with Sephora.
A recent study of teenagers’ conversations by Engagement Labs has found that they are moving away from traditional youth brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, as Nike continues to cement its position as a Gen-Z favorite.