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French Connection launches pop-up convenience store in Old Street tube

French Connection to open pop-up convenience store at Old Street station

Fashion retailer French Connection is opening its first pop-up “convenience store” in Old Street station to allow commuters to pick up online orders.

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This is a beguilingly simple layout but what it does do is get across the message that everything that is on view is the product of a British shoemaker and is made in Britain.

Store gallery: Joseph Cheaney’s flagship keeps its feet firmly in tradition

The upscale men’s shoe manufacturer Joseph Cheany lets customers walk a mile in their shoes with their London flagship store.

Downstairs are clothing and accessories, while the clubs and putters that might most readily be associated with the sport are all housed on the first floor.

Store gallery: American Golf’s London flagship is a monument to golf

Specialist sports retailer American Golf has opened a flagship store in the City that will provide a template for future launches.

Choccywoccydoodah is a cake and chocolate shop where everything is about the visual merchandising.

Store gallery: Choccywoccydoodah’s London store takes the cake

The cake and chocolate retailer Choccywoccydoodah’s first London store spares no expense with its Willy Wonka worthy interior.

La Fromagerie\'s interior is done in that faux French peasant style that urbanites in this part of central London will regard as being close to a genuinely rustic experience.

Store gallery: La Fromagerie is the big cheese of artisanal retail

La Fromagerie is a specialist cheese store that continues to attract cheese-loving shoppers in the face of considerable local competition.

Ultimate Outdoors is a shop on British Land’s Deepdale Shopping Park, on the outskirts of Preston.

Store gallery: JD’s new store heads for the great outdoors

Ultimate Outdoors is the latest store offering from JD Sports, caters for everyone heading for hill, fell and lake. Retail Week takes a look.

Carphone Warehouse is rolling out the new digital format across 200 of its stores

In pictures: Carphone Warehouse unveils 'energetic' digital format

Carphone Warehouse is rolling out a new digital format across 200 of its stores as it seeks to create a slick and simplified experience.

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