Selfridges is diving deep into pop-up stores and while much of the attention around these is focused on the pop-ups opening in its Oxford Street, London flagship store, Manchester is part of the strategy too.
In the latest iteration of the JW Anderson and Converse collab, the designer has given the famous Chuck 70 style a glossy makeover, creating a collection that will be released in a dedicated pop-up in London on Thursday.
The New York-based apparel group and the eyewear manufacturer announced on Monday that they have signed a global licensing agreement for DKNY and Donna Karan New York eyewear set to launch next spring.
A key monthly UK retail report for June seems to show that British shoppers are still turning away from physical stores and that a slight recovery seen in June in year ago was just a flash in the pan.
More details of John Lewis's new strategy have emerged following the announcement last week of a brand-new giant fashion line from the retailer with news that it will link with Kurt Geiger for a deep dive into footwear.
One of the abiding mysteries in luxury is the far greater ability of Paris brands to outperform their venerable, respected and often very classy London rivals. Dunhill may be about to become a significant exception.