1. Major London landlord Grosvenor is opening a new ‘premium yet affordable’ multi-brand concept store on its London Estate at 55 Duke Street, in North Mayfair on the 22 November. The concept store - just a stone’s throw from Oxford Street - will offer menswear and womenswear, as well as gifts and accessories by independent brands including Bailey Nelson, Roscomar, Sons of London, Winser London, and YOUPEOPLE.
2. A new wave of beauty brands are catering to the post-Glossier customer
Google "Glossier" and you'll be met with a bunch of brands that are not, in fact, Glossier, but easily could be. There's Glow Recipe, whose pink-hued watermelon products evoke Glossier's famous packaging, and Milk Makeup, whose minimalist aesthetic was first championed on a large scale by Emily Weiss's beloved brand when it launched in 2014. Throw in like-minded products from buzzy brands like Winky Lux and Drunk Elephant, and it's undeniable that Glossier has made a mark on the beauty industry, however subconscious that mark may be.
3. Mobile shopping will be up 44% this Christmas as retailers finally reach 'always on shoppers', study finds
The proportion of UK shoppers using their phones to make purchases online during the lead up to Christmas is up a massive 44% compared to last year, with predictions that mobile sales will rise to more than 50% during the Black Friday weekend – the unofficial start of the festive shopping period.