T he worst recession since the second world war has taken its toll on the high street, with one in 10 stores left vacant as battered retailers go to the wall. But as the recovery gets under way and empty shops find new tenants the names over the doors are changing. After falling through much of , retail spending started to recover at the turn of the year and with so many shops empty, landlords are offering prospective tenants the best deals in years. A-list crowd-pulling stores such as Hollister and Victoria's Secret will receive irresistible offers to open in new developments. One fast-growing fashion retailer told the Observer he was able to open stores at "zero cost" apart from buying the stock to fill the shelves.
Its products includes body, bath, skin care and make-up aimed at both women and men. The Face Shop was launched in with one store in Myeongdong. The company's marketing is largely based on natural products. It opened its th store in June and became the third largest cosmetics company in South Korea in December It continued to expand and entered the overseas market opening its th store in April and flagship store in Beijing in March
L Brands, Inc. The Company is focused on women's intimate and other apparel, personal care, beauty and home fragrance categories. The Company sells its merchandise through company-owned specialty retail stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Greater China China and Hong Kong , which are mall-based; through Websites, and through international franchise, license and wholesale partners. La Senza is a specialty retailer of women's intimate apparel. As of January 28, , Henri Bendel sold handbags, jewelry and other accessory products through New York and 28 other stores, as well as online at www.