Springboard released its November footfall figures on Monday and they made less-than-encouraging reading as visitor traffic to stores rose marginally (by 0.2%) in a month when traffic should have picked up even more.
With every luxury brand executive racing to build a digital empire, it’s refreshing to sit down with Bruno Pavlovsky of Chanel; whose main focus for next year will be bricks and mortar, and live events.
St Pancras International has launched an online smart tool providing tailored gift ideas from the retailers that have a presence at the station, as new research reveals that 41 million gifts go unwanted each year.
Karl Lagerfeld has been commentating on internal German politics via his illustrations for the past four years. Now, the couturier has turned his attention to foreign affairs. And his latest target is Kim Jong-un.
Cole Haan is continuing its international expansion with its Southeast Asian partner Star360 unveiling a new flagship for the label at Central World, the largest lifestyle shopping destination in Bangkok.
Miss Sixty is targeting major European expansion as it repositions itself as a premium label under its Chinese owners. And that includes a store on Regent Street, an increasingly popular destination for premium labels.
Friday gave further confirmation that Black Friday didn’t do enough to balance out the weakness in UK stores for most of November with BDO’s monthly sales tracker showing sales fell 1.3% and fashion suffered the most.