Fashion was a major contributor to rising consumer spending in May, two reports showed on Tuesday. Both Barclaycard and the BRC/KPMG sales monitor showed that British shoppers were in the mood to update their wardrobes.
John Lobb has unveiled a new store concept in Paris that feels as much an art gallery or gentleman’s club as a traditional shoe shop; part of a global expansion that includes openings in California and the Middle East.
Forget fast fashion, it’s becoming all about quality clothing, especially for Gen Z consumers. According to a Superdry survey of 1,000 people in the UK, 59% prefer to buy quality, sustainably-made clothing.
How’s this for an eye-watering uptake? Research shows 50% of all shoppers in the UK and the US will be participating in Amazon’s Prime Day (21-22 June). And fashion and beauty are topping the list of proposed purchases.
Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo interrupted a fairly strong record of rising Japanese same-store sales during May as the company recorded a 0.6% drop year-on-year. That said, total sales did manage to increase by 3.6%.
Brussels has topped a ranking of the world’s vintage hotspots with the most shops per 100,000 people at 36. In second place is Copenhagen, although it's some way behind with only 12 vintage stores per 100,000 people.