Selfridges has unveiled the final phase of its Body Studio on Oxford Street. Located on Level 3, the Body Studio now houses the likes of Lululemon, Sweaty Betty and many swimwear exclusives. The re-opening also brings an extension to the hugely popular Helmsley + Helmsley café, which will now have additional seating.
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has opened its first-ever store in a mall setting, with a concept designed by Dalziel & Pow in partnership with online auto retail specialist Rockar. The retail space at intu Lakeside in Essex distils the brand's honest, enduring, quietly confident appeal in a leisure setting.
Online retailer Olivela will open a summer pop-up shop later this month in Nantucket, in the US, designed by London-based HMKM. The 80 sq m space will house a selection of summer handbags, shoes, ready-to-wear, jewellery, beauty and fragrances, bringing the brand's philanthropic retail concept to a fully immersive physical experience.
Almost three-quarters of UK millennials still prefer stores to online shopping, according to a retail trends survey, published by brand experience consultancy I-AM. The 2018 Retail Sector Report, entitled 'The Convergence Continuum, found that 74 per cent of 18 to 35 year-olds still prefer physical stores to online shopping, with 36 per cent favouring shopping malls.
Nike has collaborated with retail design agency Mynt to create a central display at Nike Town London for the launch of England's latest football kit, in the run up to the FIFA World Cup.
Harvey Nichols is offering Live Shopping to online customers for the first time as part of a strategic partnership with retail technology company Hero. The service enables customers shopping at harveynichols.com to connect with an available stylist at one of the retailer's seven UK stores, as well as its Dublin store, at the click of a button.