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Covent Garden landlord Capco upbeat on 2021 prospects

Covent Garden landlord Capco upbeat on 2021 prospects

There are 34 days (and counting) to go until non-essential retail reopens in England and optimism mounts. And London's Covent Garden surely isn't alone in its enthusiasm to return to business.
Fashion
Jay-Z sells half his champagne brand to LVMH

Jay-Z sells half his champagne brand to LVMH

LVMH, the world's biggest luxury goods company, said on Monday it had agreed to buy 50 percent of Armand de Brignac, the champagne brand owned by rapper Jay-Z.
Lifestyle
Skinnydip dives into AI-powered merchandising and A/B testing to boost online sales

Skinnydip dives into AI-powered merchandising and A/B testing to boost online sales

It took the pandemic to shift all sales operations online. So clothing, lifestyle and accessories retailer Skinnydip London introduced automated merchandising and A/B testing technology to boost its digital operations.
Fashion
Celine Homme winter 2021: Teen Knight Poem in Chambord Chateau

Celine Homme winter 2021: Teen Knight Poem in Chambord Chateau

Just when the first chill winds of schadenfreude were swirled around Hedi Slimane’s tenure at Celine, along came the creative director to silence his doubters with a brilliant video and teen rebel collection.
Luxury
Moschino debuts limited line with skateboard specialist Palace

Moschino debuts limited line with skateboard specialist Palace

Italian fashion house Moschino is to launch a brand-new fashion and accessories collection with the seminal skateboard brand Palace, in the latest link-up between the worlds of runway fashion and street style.
Fashion
Galerie Goossens expands the Chanel group marque into decoration

Galerie Goossens expands the Chanel group marque into decoration

Goossens, the preferred costume jewelry marque of Coco Chanel, has quietly expanded into decoration with a new boutique, Galerie Goossens, located at a key nerve center of luxury retailing in Paris.
Luxury
Sainsbury's half-year in-store clothing sales suffer, but Tu delivers online

Sainsbury's half-year in-store clothing sales suffer, but Tu delivers online

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s had mixed news to deliver Thursday with only some of it positive. Negative headlines included major job losses, Argos store closures and in-store clothing sales hit hard by the pandemic.
Fashion
Dunelm quarterly sales jump on online demand, in-store recovery

Dunelm quarterly sales jump on online demand, in-store recovery

British home furnishing retailer Dunelm posted a 37% jump in first-quarter sales on Thursday as it benefited from higher online demand for its homewares.
Lifestyle
French presidential palace requested LVMH letter - sources

French presidential palace requested LVMH letter - sources

France's presidential palace asked Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to send luxury goods company LVMH a letter advising it to defer its acquisition of U.S. jeweller Tiffany, two sources said.
Luxury
Giorgio Armani opens new boutique in Monte Carlo

Giorgio Armani opens new boutique in Monte Carlo

Giorgio Armani Group has opened his first signature boutique in Monte Carlo, Monaco, in the latest retail expansion by the legendary Italian designer and empire builder.
Fashion
Ben Sherman eyes branded property opportunities

Ben Sherman eyes branded property opportunities

A partnership with Brands Lab International will target “stylish properties” such as furnished apartments, boutique hotel lounges, scooter-cafes, gastropubs and student lounges.
Fashion
Dolce's Cabana - duo open in Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat

Dolce's Cabana - duo open in Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat

A select few fashion brands are managing to open boutiques this summer, but Dolce & Gabbana have chosen a more novel inauguration – a rarefied cabana in the Côte d’Azur’s legendary Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat.
Fashion
Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

British department store group Selfridges warned Tuesday that it plans to axe 450 jobs after sales slumped due to the coronavirus and the aftermath of the nationwide lockdown.
Fashion
Chanel haute couture evokes the glory days of Le Palace

Chanel haute couture evokes the glory days of Le Palace

Talk about a concise couture concept. Chanel unveiled its latest haute couture collection on Tuesday online, a stylish video that referenced the legendary Paris nightclub Le Palace in just one minute and 22 seconds.
Fashion
UK footfall helped by pub and hairdresser reopenings, but visitor traffic still low

UK footfall helped by pub and hairdresser reopenings, but visitor traffic still low

The reopening of pubs and other leisure outlets in England may have boosted evening footfall at the weekend, but retail football in general remained well below that of a year ago.
Fashion
Cannes travel retail show cancelled as duty free reels from air travel halt

Cannes travel retail show cancelled as duty free reels from air travel halt

The Tax Free World Association has cancelled its flagship World Exhibition that was due to take place in Cannes in September and October.
Fashion