John Lewis’s weekly sales may have been sluggish in recent periods but Black Friday saw some pent-up demand being unleashed as the company said it saw 495 units being ordered online per minute between 07:00 and 08:00.
There may be huge discounts on the UK high street at present but British stores are feeling surprisingly upbeat about the Christmas shopping season overall, a new survey shows, although fashion sales could be weak.
The New York Times Co plans to develop two or three new standalone digital products next year focused on lifestyle topics as part of its push to get more people to pay for its content beyond traditional news.
French shoppers plan on average to spend more on online sales this Christmas compared to a year ago, the country’s Commerce Federation (Fevad) said, marking the latest sign of a gradual improvement in the economy.
Go Outdoor’s expanded store estate helped it lift its sales by 5.7% to £213.8m in the year to 29 January, with new large format stores in Chatham, Leeds, Belfast and Nottingham contributing to the growth.
Cross-border shoppers should continue to buy from UK websites post-Brexit a new report shows, despite concerns that potential tariff barriers could deter them but only if prices don’t rise and delivery flexibility rises.
Azzedine Alaïa has died, aged 77. One of the greatest influencer-designers, he defined body-con dressing, staying relevant as trends changed via his signature style, and being the first designer to go seasonless.
Marc Jacobs has teamed up with MasterClass to offer his first online course in fashion design. The fifteen video session class teaches construction, creating unique shapes and silhouettes, and creating new trends.