Muji has just opened its latest store outside of Japan, now beating the number of stores it has in its domestic market. It will focus on growing the number further as it targets SE Asia and plans its Vietnam launch.
Japan’s department stores saw higher sales in June, welcome news after sales fell in May, the sector’s industry body has said. An increase in April too suggests the sector might be on the recovery trail.
It was a golden week online for John Lewis in the period to July 22 but physical stores were also strong. It saw an 8.9% sales increase to £79.8m and online traffic that made it “one of its biggest weeks of the year.”
Michael Kors has reached a deal to buy its smaller luxury segment peer Jimmy Choo for almost £900 million, well above the £800 million that was expected. It plans fast expansion and a move into new fashion product areas.
Amazon Fashion in the UK has released its summer trends report and it shows that Sunday is the most popular day of the week to shop for fashion. It also said analogue watches are popular, as are skinny and mum jeans.