Luxury retailer Barneys New York is close to being sold to licensing firm Authentic Brands Group after a competing bid from a trade show executive failed to qualify for a bankruptcy auction, sources have told Reuters.
Sales growth at Kering slowed slightly in the third quarter, in line with expectations, as the luxury group offset some of the hit from turmoil in Hong Kong with strong spending by shoppers in other Asian markets.
A concept that bridges e-tail and retail and gives shoppers faster access to the clothes they've ordered as well as the ability to send them back quicker is a new initiative from landlord Grosvenor in Sweden.
The new, five-year licence deal between the Italian eyewear group and the French luxury label will start on January 1 2020 and end on December 31 2024, with the option of a 3-year extension until December 2027.
After specialising in luxury, the pre-owned fashion e-tailer is re-focusing on affordable luxury brands, while adapting its purchasing options and commissions to the mid-market segment, and eyeing global expansion.
In order to win over younger consumers, the luxury industry should focus on emotion and transparency, while giving new importance to products and stores, according to a new study from consultancy firm Bain & Company.
The British Fashion Council has released the shortlist for this year’s Fashion Awards, with Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Loewe leading the way with four nominations each. Winners will be announced on 2 December.
SMCP has named Elina Kousourna as the new CEO of its recently acquired menswear brand De Fursac and promoted Flavien d'Audiffret to the executive's former role as the group's strategy, digital and development director.
With UK inflation at around 2%, a study predicting just a 0.8% increase in Christmas spend this year is bad news for stores. And it could be worse under a no-deal Brexit as the prediction would be scaled back to 0.2%.
Gamification is a word we hear more and more often in retail today and Burberry has unveiled its first online game as yet another way of reaching the young consumers that are increasingly important to the brand.