Paris, Brussels, London: Shopper traffic down

France’s government may have been encouraging citizens to “go shopping” but it appears many of them aren’t listening, at least as far as physical stores in Paris are concerned. And the fear of shopping appears to have been exported with lower footfall in London too, while Brussels remains a ghost town.

Paris retail, defiance and caution

As Paris struggles to get back to normal, questions are being asked about the prospects for the city’s fashion retail trade this holiday season. While some might say there are more important things to think about, surely the most important thing is to assert the virtue of normality? Analysts are looking to see whether key…