Louis Vuitton to open London pop-up

French fashion house, Louis Vuitton will open its first pop-up shop tomorrow (Friday 15 August) at London's Dover Street Market. Located on the first floor of the Georgian building, the store will showcase an edit of directional pieces from the coveted debut AW14 WRTW collection by Nicolas Ghesquière, who was appointed women's artistic director of the maison in November 2013.

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Harrods opens shoe heaven

London department store, Harrods has unveiled what it describes as the world's most luxurious shoe destination. Spanning almost 3,900 sq m, Harrods Shoe Heaven features 17 plush boutiques, presenting collections from more than 50 leading designers and brands, including Chanel, Dior, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik.

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Christian Louboutin reopens first London store

Luxury French designer, Christian Louboutin has reopened his first London store on Motcomb Street in Knightsbridge. Designed by Pentagram, the 42 sq m modern, stylish and sumptuous space houses the brand's women's shoes, bags and small leather goods.

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Multichannel retailers outperform pureplays on mobile

Multichannel retailers with a physical store presence delivered stronger growth in m-commerce sales during the first half of 2014 compared with their online-only counterparts, according to research by IMRG and Capgemini. The findings show that multichannel retailers recorded 79 per cent year-on-year growth in sales via smartphones and tablet devices in the period January to June this year, while online-only retailers saw annual growth reach 59 per cent during the same period.

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