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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22:  Shoppers walk along New Bond Street in Mayfair which is the most expensive avenue in Europe for retail rents on September 22, 2010 in London, England. Findings from retail estate agents claim that over the past year rents on New Bond Street have risen to 536 GBP per square foot, exceeding that of the Champs-?lys?es in Paris. In comparison, New York's Fifth Avenue, which is the world's most expensive shopping street, has rents of approximately 1180 GBP per square foot.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Work begins on £10m Bond Street makeover

Work begins on £10m Bond Street makeover

Work has begun on a £10 million scheme to radically transform the streetscape of London’s Bond Street. The project has been described by developers as the most ambitious scheme in the Bond Street area in over 30 years, and is due for completion at the end of 2018. Bond Street, a major shopping street in

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Dinny Hall targets ‘working creatives’ with new store opening

British jeweller Dinny Hall has announced the opening of a new location for the brand. The new store will open the doors to its fourth stand-alone boutique at the end of this month. Located in the bustling hub of Seven Dials, Covent Garden, the new store will join ranks with Larson Jennings, Malin & Goetz

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Harvey Nichols unveils playful campaign to celebrate rare jewellery

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols has unveiled a tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign to celebrate the stores rare jewellery collections housed within the Fine Jewellery Destination at the flagship store. Featuring a Northen Bald Ibis, considered critically endangered, the campaign playfully celebrates a uniquely beautiful bird wearing an equally rare and striking tanzanite necklace. This incredibly rare piece

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Posh Totty Designs expands into London

Brighton-based Posh Totty Designs has opened the doors to its first store outside of its local area. Since launching in 2004, Posh Totty Designs has gone from strength to strength, and now the company has opened a boutique in London. The London store is located in Islington, on Camden Passage opposite the Design Centre. It

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Watchshop steps up shopping experience with summer accessories

Online jewellery retailer Watchshop.com has added sunglasses to its portfolio in a bid to offer consumers a wider selection of fashion accessories. Kicking off with nine brands, the sunglassess division of the site already offers more than 390 styles. Watchshop chief executive officers, Alex Fisher, says the expansion of the store’s portfolio will strengthen the

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Independent jeweller opens boutique in Preston

Lancashire-based independent retailer Church Jewellers has opened the doors to a new store in Preston. The Preston boutique is Church Jewellers’ second branch, with its first shop located in Ormskirk. Located on Winckley Street, store owner Patrick O’Donnell choose Preston for its second boutique as he believes it is “on the up”. O’Donnell told local

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Retail Ambassador Programme steps up search for female role models

The everywoman in Retail Ambassador Programme will host a nomination reception in London this week as it steps up its search for the industry’s most inspiring female role models. The reception, set to take place on Thursday evening at Harvey Nicols’ Knightsbridge store, will see 80 leaders and supporters of women in the retail industry come

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Which multiple jeweller delivers a diamond e-commerce execution?

Marketing website The Drum analysed the UK’s top five multiple jewellery retailers to found out which business boasts a diamond e-commerce execution. In an online report, The Drum compares the performances of H Samuel, Ernest Jones, Beaverbrooks, Goldsmiths and F. Hinds, looking at traffic, paid campaigns, communication and landing pages to draw conclusions about each

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Consumer confidence in mobile shopping reaches new heights

UK online retail sales rose by 13% in March, fuelled by soaring mobile shopping. This represents a solid performance despite Easter (which traditionally brings heightened retail sales activity) falling in April. The continued positive growth for online retail sales appears to be being driven, at least in part, by higher average basket values (ABV) through

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