Premium e-commerce marketplace Secret Sales has hired six “star” senior execs with impressive track records at some of fashion’s biggest names. They’re filling new positions as it expands at home and abroad.
The number of fashion-focused shops on premier shopping thoroughfare Oxford Street looks like falling even further with news that IKEA is likely to take over the former Topshop flagship, in a key Oxford Circus position.
Boohoo Group has signed a partnership deal with Alshaya Group to build on the presence of Debenhams in the Middle East and also take other brands in its portfolio to the region via stores rather than just online.
Boohoo’s trading update on Tuesday showed that the pureplay e-tailer continued to prosper in Q1, even after UK physical stores reopened in April, although there were challenges in some markets and margins were squeezed.
Gap has confirmed that it’s to close 19 UK and Republic of Ireland stores this summer. It follows a bruising pandemic period and news backs in October that the US firm was launching a review of its European business.
The Debenhams physical store chain may be history in the UK, but one part of the business is continuing as a physical entity with its Danish Magasin du Nord operation sold to Peek & Cloppenburg for an undisclosed sum.