Thursday was a busy day for Giorgio Armani who staged his latest Emporio show in the morning; opened his radically revamped Armani Caffè; and feted fashion week at an after party in his own personal nightclub in Milan.
LFW's Designer Showrooms may have had less attention than the big runway names, but it continued to do what it always does - shining a spotlight on young and promising labels from the UK and further afield.
Times may still be tough for Laura Ashley but its fashion business powered ahead in H1 with double-digit growth and the spring collection looks like it could deliver more of the same, it said Wednesday.
A 0.6% dip in weekly spending at John Lewis Partnership to just over £206 million was largely accounted for by a drop in sales at the John Lewis department store chain and webstore, the company said on Tuesday.
Chinese holidaymakers shelled out the most money in European countries over the Lunar New Year. Data also suggests that Chinese visitors to Europe dropped the most money in department stores and luxury shops.