Virtualstock, a London-based tech startup whose cloud-based inventory solutions are used by retailers including John Lewis and Wonderbra, has completed a fundraising round that valued the business at nearly £70m.
MHL by Margaret Howell is the latest name to be confirmed for Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross with the centre that opens soon being one of the most interesting of recent years as far as its brand line-up is concerned.
Celebrity-backed affordable eyewear brand Privé Revaux is expanding into France through a distribution agreement with Ikspan. The brand will launch at retail with Krys Group, France's largest eyewear distributor.
Set at a height of 2,100 metres in the heart of the Dolomites, the pop-up is reachable only on foot and features jackets and backpacks worn by The North Face athletes such as Alex Honnold and Conrad Anker.
Global Japanese skincare brand Shiseido is on track to boost its piece of the makeup pie, with plans to introduce new beauty products in the coming weeks, ahead of its first re-entry into Sephora since 2009.
Selfridges is continuing its strategy of frequent, exclusive product launches and interesting pop-up stores with the latest including an exclusive Red Valentino capsule, a Fendi Kiosk, plus Medea and Réalisation Par.
Aeffe had a strong first half as success in Greater China helped to drive net profits up by almost 80% and it also turned in a healthy double-digit revenue rise, with the increase spread across both RTW and leathergoods.