Premium department store chain House of Fraser has launched a bevy of ‘shop in shop’ spaces for Scandinavian chain Norr, with new stores now in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Guildford as well as online.
House of Fraser on Tuesday revealed a relaunch for its award winning website, as it places mobile and touch devices at the centre of its new-look e-commerce hub.
Bikinis? In this weather? House of Fraser finds new ‘unseasonable shopping tribe’ have swimwear and flip flops trending in January
House of Fraser has reported that searches on its website for bikinis rose by 236 per cent in December last year, as a new tribe of unseasonable shoppers are already thinking about swim and beachwear.
House of Fraser is lining up a return to the stock market after negotiations with French counterpart, Galeries Lafayette, fell through, according to the Financial Times. According to industry sources last month, both companies were in talks regarding the sale of House of Fraser to the French company.
The company behind Queen of Shops Mary Portas’ Kinky Knickers lingerie range has called in administrators, according to the Guardian. Headon & Quarmby featured in Portas’ Channel 4 series Mary’s Bottom Line, in which Portas reopens the company’s lingerie factory in a bid to prove that the UK manufacturing industry could be revived.
House of Fraser this week announced the launch of a new dedicated plus size online store for its online shoppers.
Britain’s second-largest fashion retailer, Next, has described its festive sales as “significantly ahead of expectations” after recording a 12 per cent sales boost. Sales for the period between November 1 and December 24 jumped 12 per cent year-on-year thanks to demand for seasonal jumpers and nightwear.
A surge in online sales has helped British department stores group, House of Fraser, to its best ever Christmas trading period.
In the three weeks to 28 December, House of Fraser recorded an online sales hike of 57.7 per cent, whilst like-for-like sales excluding VAT also went up by 7.3 per cent for the period.
Like-for-like sales for the first nine weeks of its fourth quarter were up 4.3 per cent, according to the firm.
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