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UK retail sales rise in February but values fail to match inflation
British retail sales volumes rose 1.2% in February compared to January, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Friday.
Moncler launches gender-neutral Alicia Keys capsule
Moncler’s new strategy of linking up with artists and other creatives has kicked off this week with the launch of one of its key collabs — with music star Alicia Keys.
Gucci opens new store in Meatpacking District, reflecting a new design direction
The Italian luxury giant chose the vibrant artsy downtown Manhattan neighborhood for its latest retail space.
Movado annual earnings up on international wholesale, own stores sales growth
Movado Group, Inc. announced on Thursday net sales increased 2.7% to $751.9 million for the fiscal 2023 year, on growth in the watchmaker's international wholesale business and own stores.
Italian fashion group Kiton interested in IPO but as long-term project
Italy's Kiton is interested in a potential market listing but sees an initial public offer (IPO) as a long-term project, the fashion group's chief executive said on Thursday.
V&A releases details of and early tickets for first UK Coco Chanel exhibition
The V&A on Thursday released a limited number of tickets for the first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. Called Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto, it opens In September.
Parfums Christian Dior names Philippe Farnier global executive vice-president
The LVMH luxury group has announced the appointment of Philippe Farnier to the position of global executive vice-president of Parfums Christian Dior.
Luxury bags are significantly more expensive in China than in Europe
While waiting for the Chinese to start traveling again, brands are betting on a rebound in domestic demand following the end of the anti-Covid measures, increasing their prices, reported a study by Retviews by Lectra.
Royal College of Art gets top global art and design accolade for ninth year running
When it comes to long-standing accolades, The Royal College of Art (RCA) can have few rivals. The London institution has been ranked No 1 university for art & design internationally for the ninth consecutive year.
Praise and criticism for European Commission's greenwashing directive
The European Commission’s latest proposals on tackling greenwashing have been welcomed, but also criticised for not pursuing the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) or any other standard methodology.
H&M x Mugler: First look at May collab
H&M has shared more details of its Mugler collab that will be launching in May with the company, calling it a "landmark partnership" via a collection helmed by Mugler’s creative director Casey Cadwallader.
Selfridges Corner Shop sees Elton John takeover
The latest big name to take up residence in the Selfridges Corner Shop in London is Elton John with the takeover starting this week and running into mid-April.
Flannels launches major Youth-Phoria project as Oxford St flagship becomes Flannels X
As one of the UK’s fastest-growing high-end chains, Flannels has become a key destination for young luxury consumers. And its latest development both adds to and underlines that with the launch of Youth-Phoria.
Prada Group partners with Adobe to reimagine in-store, digital experiences
Prada Group and Adobe announced on Wednesday an enhanced partnership to elevate the luxury fashion firm's digital and physical retail properties, across its range of brands.
Tous sales up by 17% in 2022 for record turnover of 450 million euros
The Spanish jewellery company increased its turnover by 14% compared to before the pandemic. It also recorded a net profit of 35.7 million euros and an EBITDA of 101 million euros.
Moose Knuckles appoints Carlos Nazario as global artistic director
Canadian luxury outerwear and ready-to-wear label Moose Knuckles announced on Tuesday the appointment of Carlos Nazario as global artistic director.