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Aspinal of London plans international expansion

Luxury handbag brand Aspinal of London is planning international expansion.

Aspinal of London plans international expansion

Luxury handbag brand Aspinal of London is planning international expansion.

Uniqlo Oxford St remodel complete

Uniqlo Oxford St, the London flagship of the Japanese fast fashion brand, will reopen on March 18, after an extensive refit.

India’s Specialty Restaurants plans 24 new ‘fun’ eateries

Indian fine dining restaurant operator Specialty Restaurants plans to open 24 new ‘fun’ eateries, including in new markets like London and New York.

Starbucks adds wine, waiters to concept store

Inside Starbucks’ new Covent Garden store, where coffee is served by waiters and wine is sold after 4pm.

Future Group opens London design studio

Future Group subsidiary Lifestyle Fashions has opened a design studio in London.

London retailers revel in Chinese influx

London retailers are reaping a windfall from a boom in inbound Chinese tourists.

Liberty of London plans float

Luxury department store Liberty of London is being prepared for a public float by owner, private equity investor BlueGem.

Patara Thai to expand into Europe

Patara Thai to expand into Europe under a joint venture between Thailand’s S&P and Singapore’s Minor International.

Royal Selangor to open in Chelsea, London

Malaysia-based pewter brand Royal Selangor is to open its first standalone store in the UK, in Chelsea, London.

Samsung shutters London Experience

Korea’s Samsung has closed one of its highest profile experience stores in London, but says it remains committed to the concept. The electronics giant has begun dismantling its store in the giant Westfield Stratford City shopping centre. But in a statement said it was “fully committed” to its remaining nine Experience stores in the UK. Despite its strength in Asia, Samsung has found it tough going breaking into the European market where rival Apple has greater branding strength and i…

Hong Kong still tops global rent rankings

Hong Kong has held its place atop the list of the world’s most expensive cities to lease high street retail space. But there are some surprises further down the list. CBRE has released the latest rankings which average out a city’s high street rentals. The Cushman & Wakefield rankings released in November rank individual streets and saw New York’s Fifth Avenue displace Causeway Bay. In this week’s study, Hong Kong, for the third year, surpasses New York, Paris and London wit…