Coronavirus has shifted the mood in society, and the fashion industry should strike while the iron is hot.
Stand well back.
The coronavirus pandemic is shaking a system that was pretty wobbly already.
John Lewis and Waitrose have launched their first joint Christmas advert, telling the story of a little girl and her dragon friend Edgar.
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As the British retail landscape shifts and sales fall, how much longer will Christmas ads be a fixture of the season?
Philip Green at his flagship Topshop store in New York.
The success – and failure – of brands like Topshop and Burton has been in lockstep with the high street.
Jamie Oliver: TV cookery superstar has struggled on the high street.
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Chain restaurants are as authentic to the British food world as the inns and taverns of the 18th century.
He's a top chef, a natural on TV, but perhaps Jamie Oliver underestimated the difficulties of running a restaurant chain in a recession.
Forget Brexit or online competition. Millennials are just not consuming with the same fervour as their mums and dads.
Can I get away with this amount of presents?
Getting into the Christmas spirit means buying stuff. But how much is too much?
Store closures in Swansea.
It's not just affecting areas in post-industrial decline – retail spaces are closing and losing value across England and Wales.
Councils are facing their own revenue crisis – and local businesses are paying the price.
Debenhams in Lavender Hill, London.
From grand designs to diving girls, department stores were once the star attractions of Britain's towns and cities.
As seen on a high street near you.
The challenges facing town centres and high streets are intensifying.
Famous dome in Galeries Lafayette, Paris.
Glance at House of Fraser, John Lewis et al and you might think it's time to give up the ghost.
Despite closures, there’s still room for real life shopping.
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Bricks and mortar stores can play a crucial component in the future of retail.
It’s quiet – too quiet.
Across the US and the UK, major brick and mortar retailers are battling the effects of e-commerce – and town centres could be the next casualties.
Weather and online shopping aren't the main culprits behind the high street's decline.
Physical stores and online technology can work hand in hand.
In a move that suggests physical retail stores aren’t dead, Amazon has opened three bookstores and over 60 pop-up stores in the US, and has plans for up to 2,000 grocery stores.
Urban retail space is being transformed yet again. Predictions of the demise of physical retailing in the face of online competition overlook its resilience over two centuries of disruptive innovations.
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High streets are being taken over in a battle between specialty cafés and the
What the lessons of failed high street brands mean as M&S finally makes a big move.