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Holiday money

Not that long ago if you were heading off on holiday and were at an airport, port or train station with time to kill and money in your pocket, the options were fairly limited. There’d be a newsagent, tourist gift shop, some – often uninspiring cafés – and duty free if you were about to […]

A new style of shopping

The phrase retail maison sounds rather retro – like something from the Golden Age of French fashion when Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Yves St Laurent reigned supreme. However, retail maison is actually a description of one of the latest innovations that is bringing the worlds of physical and digital shopping closer together. – […]

Turn on to TCR

Not that long ago, London’s Tottenham Court Road was the preserve of electrical shops whose presence was punctuated by the Heals furniture store, the YMCA and the Dominion Theatre. That has all now changed as a new generation of retail is spreading north up TCR from its junction with Oxford Street. The thoroughfare has an […]

Christmas comes early for London’s visitors

London is always a great place for tourists to do their Christmas shopping but this year you can expect them to be feeling even more full of seasonal cheer than usual. Why? Well, just imagine that someone walked up to you and said that everything in your shopping basket was 20% cheaper than you had […]

Beauty brands target West End

Who would have thought that a fashion magazine and an online grocer would combine to produce one of the most exciting new stores in the West End? Last week we saw the launch of Fabled on Tottenham Court Road. It’s a ground breaking joint venture by Marie Claire and Ocado and sees the partners bringing […]

Oxford Street is full!

As I write this, there are no empty shops available to rent on Oxford Street . The mile-long London shopping street is quite literally full up. It’s another powerful indicator of the retailer demand for the capital’s prime shopping pitches. Pockets of new development on Oxford Street are bringing new opportunities for brands to get […]

Historic markets still a London heartbeat

London’s historic markets remain very much a part of its shopping scene – even if, in some cases, their 21st century use isn’t quite the same as their original purpose. Such is the focus on the new development that’s taking place across the capital, it’s easy to forget the role that its historic trading places […]

Change keeps Carnaby stylish

This Thursday will see London’s legendary Carnaby Street attract thousands of shoppers to its annual ‘Carnaby Style Night’. Held in association with GQ, the event means that – for one night only – shoppers can enjoy 20% off at more than 100 shops, restaurants, bars and cafés on Carnaby and a dozen other surrounding streets. […]

Have a fashionable weekend

Fashionistas from across the globe have arrived for the latest London Fashion Week (LWF). For those of you saying: “What? Again? Already!?”, it should be pointed out that LFW takes place every six months rather than once a year which is why it sometimes feels like it’s starting before the hype of the last show has […]

Buying British

It’s official: Jermyn Street is London’s ‘most British’ shopping street. We thought it would be interesting to look at the ‘brand nationality’ of the capital’s prime shopping pitches and the resultant research made fascinating reading. Fewer than half of the shops in central London’s prime shopping streets are now occupied by British brands, but Jermyn Street […]