How we shop, live and look

| July 10, 2018

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In the sixth edition of the John Lewis & Partners Retail Report, we take a look back at what has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging years retail has faced. In the midst of all the uncertainty, one clear thing emerged. To thrive as a retailer now, let alone in the future, you must not only stand out from your competitors but you must also stand for something more. Read on for an overview of how we shopped, lived and looked in the last year.

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YOOX

YOOX, established in 2000, is the world’s leading online lifestyle store for fashion, design & art.Thanks to long-standing direct relationships with designers, manufacturers and official retailers worldwide, YOOX offers an extensive assortment of hard-to-find clothing and accessories for men and women from the world’s most prestigious designers, a unique selection of home design objects, alongside exclusive collaborations with internationally-renowned artists, socially and environmentally responsible brands and kidswear.

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