Asos, the U.K.'s largest online-only fashion retailer, suspended taking orders after a fire at its warehouse in northern England that handles all its shipping. Ten engines were needed to battle the blaze at the Barnsley site, the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service said in a statement on its website. An investigation into the cause of the fire, which affected several floors of the 60,000-square meter (650,000 square foot) depot, will begin today, it said. "There's substantial fire damage, and it's too unsafe for anyone to go in," Asos said on its Facebook page.
Los Angeles-based Forever 21 Inc. has unveiled an additional 6,300-sq.-ft. of space at its Oxford Street store in London, according to www.wwd.com. The store now features 39,000 sq. ft. of space, allowing the retailer to display more products, including its accessories, lingerie and cosmetics lines. The retailer also has added a store in Manchester, northern England, to its U.K. portfolio. The 20,000-sq.-ft. store is located in the Trafford Centre mall, and is expected to become the retailer’s second largest in the United Kingdom in terms of volume. SAVE | EMAIL | PRINT | MOST POPULAR | RSS DDI's