Debenhams is to drive its international presence further by launching in the Australian and Vietnamese markets in 2016. A phased approach to expansion into Australia will see Debenhams enter the southern hemisphere for the first time. Cath Kidston has also announced the opening of its new store in a prime location in Japan – Yokohama’s Landmark Plaza. This will be the largest Cath Kidston store in the country. The opening comes after the lifestyle brand purchased the Japanese Cath Kidston franchise business from Sanei International, a subsidiary of TSI Holdings, in July 2015. Cath Kidston acquired 27 stores from Sanei. The new store will offer the largest space for fashion categories, including the very first footwear space and the largest children and baby section of all Cath Kidston Japan stores. Kudos to these two.