Ted Baker & Moore wins Store Concept Award 2015

At the VM & Display Show in London last week, Joe Roberts, senior interior designer at Ted Baker, was presented the Retail Focus Store Concept 2015 Award for the retailer's Ted Baker & Moore on store Commercial Street in Spitalfields.

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UNIQLO and Tate Modern announce partnership

UNIQLO has announced a partnership with Tate Modern on the opening weekend of the new expanded gallery, which launches on 17 June 2016. The partnership will include a series of events and activities across the summer, which will reaffirm UNIQLO's commitment to enabling London's creative scene.

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MVRDV creates glass facade for boutique store in Amsterdam

MVRDV has designed a facade made completely of glass for a boutique store located on PC hooftstraat, an upmarket shopping street in Amsterdam. The design hopes to provide a solution to the loss of local character in shopping areas around the world.

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Volvo unveils pop-up shop at Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow

Volvo has launched a Scandinavian pop-up store at Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow, designed to showcase its new XC90 model alongside its popular XC60 and V40. The pop-up is one of two open in the UK, the second site being The Oracle in Reading.

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Séraphine continues global expansion with Dubai store opening

Upmarket maternity clothing brand Séraphine has opened a store in Dubai as part of its global expansion scheme. The 225 sq m space sits alongside luxury European brands such as Rigby and Peller and Petit Bateau in the Dubai Festival Centre.

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Covent Garden turns renovation into a work of art

A new installation in Covent Garden is encouraging visitors to enjoy a moment of reflection. 'Reflect London' comprises 2,972 sq m of mirrors around the eastern facade of the Market Building and has been brought to life by specialist design agency, Sculptivate and creative advisors, Verracchia & Partners.

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notonthehighstreet.com launches first pop-up shopping event in London

Online marketplace notonthehighstreet.com will open its first ever offline shopping event on Friday 6 May at Old Spitalfields Market in celebration of its 10th birthday. The Open Door event will run from 6-8 May, transforming the historic market into an interactive shopping experience.

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Habitat unveils new-look London flagship

Habitat has re-opened its Tottenham Court Road flagship store following a £1.5 million refurbishment. Designed in-house, the two-storey renovation features a new simplified layout and modern interior design scheme that strips the building back to its original architectural framework.

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Häagen-Dasz launches new ice creams with floral installations in Paris and London

Häagen-Dasz has collaborated with artist Rebecca Louise Law on two installations for the launch of its new Little Gardens range comprising Lychee Raspberry Rose and Apricot Lavender.

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Ron Dorff opens flagship in Seven Dials

French-Swedish men's sportswear brand, Ron Dorff has opened its first UK store at 5 Earlham Street in Seven Dials, London. Founded in 2011, the retailer already has a flagship store in Paris and is present in more than 80 concept stores and department stores around the world, as well as offering a large online presence.

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