Department stores

The latest news, analysis, data and video on department store retailing including M&S, Next, House of Fraser, Debenhams and John Lewis.

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Department stores video and galleries

  • John Lewis’ own-brand fashion label boosts sales

  • John Lewis to unveil new menswear proposition

  • John Lewis sales jump driven by fashion clearance

  • Debenhams’ CVA opponent drops legal challenge

  • In pictures: Harrods opens revamped dining hall

  • Edinburgh Woollen Mill suffers profit fall

  • Wet weather dampens demand as fashion sales slump

  • Weekly sales rise at John Lewis department stores

  • John Lewis merges home improvement businesses

  • Ex-Superdry boss Sutherland in mix for Debenhams top job