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„The number of retail shops in Germany will continue to decline in 2023. The small-scale non-food specialist trade is particularly affected. In the years 2020 to 2022, which were heavily influenced by the effects of the corona pandemic, the number of shops fell by 11,000 per year, which is significantly more than in the pre-crisis years 2015 to 2019, when this figure was 5,000 shops per year. By the end of 2023, this would leave 311,000 shops nationwide. This means that within 10 years from 2015 to 2025, the number of shops will level off from just under 400k to less than 290k. 25% less.
In this context, the news from Primark fits in, of course. In Germany, 4 more stores are to be closed in addition to the 2 already closed in Berlin and Darmstadt. The chain is „over-represented“ in some regions and the profitability in the German stores is „at an unacceptable level“, the management said in a letter to the staff today. The shops in Gelsenkirchen, Krefeld, Kaiserslautern and in Frankfurt’s Nordwestzentrum are affected by the realignment. Negotiations with the employees about the closure plans will be started.420 jobs are affected. Due to the expansion in recent years, the average size of the German branches is „considerably“ larger than in other countries. Therefore, the company plans to downsize existing shops. Sales figures for the company were published today and show growth of 19% across all countries and 13% in Germany. So not bad at all. Profit has also grown again. What I find extraordinary is the fact that the CEO of DE, Christiane Wiggers-Voellm, personally explained the background in a post on LinkedIn and wrote about a difficult day for Primark but also for herself. She wants to communicate transparently and not let any more rumours arise. I wish her, the company and of course the employees all the best for the future!
Alongside Ahlers and Gerry Weber, who brought up the rear by a long way in MAY, Mytheresa’s stock recorded a sensitive price correction. After a difficult quarter, the online luxury retailer was forced to drop guidance for the fiscal year ending in June. Instead of a growth in gross goods volume of 16 to 22%, the e-commerce company only expects 13% to 15%. Investors were disappointed, the share fell significantly and lost a quarter of its value on a weekly basis. With a price of at times below 5 euros, the paper reached its 52-week low. More than half of the titles in MAY lost on a weekly basis. As a result, the MAI had to leave its recovery course again and is listed with a minus of 0.3%. In contrast, the DAX gained 0.5% in the same period. By far the biggest losses were recorded by the Ahlers and Gerry Weber shares with more than minus 70%. This is mainly due to the announcement of the companies. Ahlers AG announced on Monday that it had filed for insolvency due to „business development that was below plan“. Gerry Weber announced just a few days earlier that the company was in self-administration in insolvency proceedings.
„““Large self-checkout area in the new Milan flagship and also 24-hour parcel machines – for the first time also for returns: the new flagship of the Inditex brand Pull & Bear in Milan is setting standards in fashion retail in terms of digitalisation. The Spaniards are hoping for a further push through the introduction of a new merchandise security technology.
During the renovation of the building, the shop’s characteristic interior design with its real arches and metal structures was retained. The purified and brightened aesthetics and the new arrangement of the garments are visibly presented. The shop’s interiors combine white textures, metallic finishes and light element. 1300m2 50 people Stuff, 54 shops in Italy““.“
„After 4 years of renovation, the world’s largest jewellery shop or luxury boutique, the 10-storey, 10220 m2 historic flagship of Tiffany & Co – now renamed „“The Landmark““ after 186 years, will open on 28 April 2023 on 5th Ave. It carries the full range of Tiffany’s products, offers high-end contemporary art, a café and an experiential exhibition that transports customers into the world of Audrey Hepburn and „“Breakfast at Tiffany’s““. It is the most expensive single-brand shop ever built by Tiffany’s holding company LVMH. Bloomberg reports that the renovation cost at least $250 million. The renovation was designed by interior designer Peter Marino, who also designed the recently opened LV in Vienna on Graben- along with a three-storey glass roof by OMA, which Tiffany calls its “diamond on the roof“.
Enter „“The World of Tiffany““, featuring the best-selling products from the jeweller’s most popular collections and designed to have the same layout as „“Breakfast at Tiffany’s““.
The Landmark shop’s more than 150 employees will have their own restaurant. A café, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will provide Landmark staff with „“healthy““ meals, which cost about $10 and can be ordered in advance via a specially designed app.
Landmark’s third floor is dedicated to the theme of Love & Commitment. The „“private lounges““ are each named after a floral motif.
Along the 57th Street windows are three boutiques that stand out from the surroundings – one space for watches, another for Paloma Picasso and a third for Elsa Peretti. .
This is the floor that most Tiffany fans will head for. The fifth floor houses what Tiffany calls “jewellery concepts“ and houses the famous range of sterling silver designs. On-site engraving – – is also offered on this floor,
The café is open during the shop’s opening hours – Monday to Saturday from 11am to 8pm and on Sunday from 11am to 7pm. The sixth floor is also dedicated to the full range of Tiffany homewares,
This is Landmark’s highest selling floor and is also home to Tiffany’s most expensive pieces. This area is dedicated to the sale of high-priced jewellery -.
Floors 8 and 9
Tiffany’s „“Diamond on the Roof““, the three-storey extension, designed by OMA, begins here.
The 10th floor has four VIP sales salons and a private dining room for up to 60 people.
Tiffany’s sales were €5.1 billion ($5.63 billion) in 2022 and are expected to reach 7.4 billion in 2025, according to HSBC.“
It is the second shop to implement the brand’s new „Lacoste Arena“ concept, which aims to present customers with a wider product offering in larger, more experiential spaces – 900m2-. The magnificent London shop on Regent Street will be the first time Lacoste has displayed a selection from all product categories – including its licensed fragrance, jewellery and watch lines. Deputy General Manager Catherine Spindler says : „We have to maintain our authenticity, but also keep reinventing ourselves and surprising people.“
Zalando opens virtual dressing room for all customers Fashion fans now have the opportunity to create a 3D avatar in Zalando’s online shop. To do this, they enter their height, weight and gender. They can then use the digital twin to check the fits of the different sizes for a selected range of jeans (22 items from different brands). A thermal image-style visualization with different color assignments shows where the garment is too tight or too loose on the created avatar. „When it comes to finding the right size, jeans are one of the most difficult product categories because there are no uniform size standards,“ explains the Berlin group in a press release, explaining the decision to initially limit virtual fittings to jeans.
• The renowned British cocktail bar and restaurant The Alchemist opens its first international branch in Berlin • Magical drinks and exciting dishes will enrich Potsdamer Platz from May • Big opening weekend on May 6th & 7th, 2023. er. With now more than 20 restaurants across the country, the popular company has grown to a national size. Now this unique entertainment gastronomy is coming to Germany for the first time and where exactly if not in the (foodie) capital personally? After a complete makeover, The Playce, the former Potsdamer Platz Arkaden, is the perfect place for that mystical gastronomic concept that Berlin was just missing. If you like, you can get to know the alchemists and their skills on the big opening weekend from 10 a.m. at the legendary Booze brunch or simply with food and drinks.
„For fashion-loving gamers, Gucci Town is the Roblox world you want to be in. Following Gucci Vault’s „“Continuum““ collaboration with Vans, Gucci Town now announces a partnership with Vans World, where players can switch between worlds to unlock special items in the Metaverse. Like a scavenger hunt, Gucci Town players head to Vans World where they search for patterns in shoe boxes. When you find all the pieces, you either get a shoe or a skateboarding-inspired backpack that you can style with your Roblox character.
Virtual versions of the physical shoe collaboration will be available in the „“Gucci Vault““ shops. The new Gucci Town and Vans World scavenger hunt ends on 13 May.“
„Just six months after being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Gucci Vault and Metaverse Ventures, alongside his position as Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate and Brand Strategy. Robert Triefus is leaving the company to pursue another career opportunity.
Triefus joined Gucci in 2008 and has held several positions over the years. „
The mother of the miniskirt Mary Quant popularised the miniskirt in the 1960s and became a fashion icon. On Thursday, the British designer died at the age of 93. Quant not only became known as the „mother of the miniskirt“, but also popularised hot pants, the tight-fitting ribbed jumper, colourful tights and PVC mackintoshes. „She wore a short pleated skirt about 25 inches long, a skin-tight black jumper, black tights and a bob haircut.“ Two decades later, model Twiggy, with doe eyes and mascaraed eyelashes, embodied this look as the trademark of an entire generation. Incidentally, she named the miniskirt after her favourite car, the Mini Cooper.