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Eurozone retail sales drop more than expected in June as prices rise

Eurozone retail sales drop more than expected in June as prices rise

Euro zone retail sales plunged more than expected in June as prices at factory gates continued to rise, data showed Wednesday, signalling a weakness in consumer demand that could herald a recession in H2.
Fashion
Live Shopping: Shopify turns to Youtube Shopping

Live Shopping: Shopify turns to Youtube Shopping

Shopify Inc on Tuesday announced a partnership with YouTube to allow merchants to sell through the video platform, as it looks to tap into the growing number of content creators launching their own e-commerce stores.
Fashion
Champs-Elysées avenue in Paris again the most attractive high street in Europe

Champs-Elysées avenue in Paris again the most attractive high street in Europe

Footfall in the renowned Parisian avenue has doubled compared to last year, according to a Cushman & Wakefield/My Traffic study, a stronger rebound than recorded elsewhere in Europe.
Fashion
Lalique teams up with upscale French eatery Daniel in New York City

Lalique teams up with upscale French eatery Daniel in New York City

The fine dining experience at Daniel has received a gloss up with help from French crystal brand Lalique. 
Lifestyle
N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

Northern Irish businesses urged Britain to tackle disruption to post-Brexit trade through negotiations with the European Union rather than pursuing unilateral plans published on Monday.
Fashion
LVMH entrusts hotel division to Stéphane Rinderknech

LVMH entrusts hotel division to Stéphane Rinderknech

Stéphane Rinderknech, who has spent his entire career at beauty giant L’Oréal, will replace Andrea Guerra as head of LVMH’s hospitality division.
Lifestyle
Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

​Good news for UK online fashion sales. Not so good news for digital beauty sales. Even worse for the e-tail industry as a whole. And after weak April numbers, it suggests the digital boom could well be over.
Fashion
Harrods opens new H Beauty store in Bristol, underlines beauty's strength

Harrods opens new H Beauty store in Bristol, underlines beauty's strength

Harrods is continuing the rollout of its H Beauty chain and has opened its latest branch in Bristol. It’s the fourth standalone in the UK and comes in the same week that Farfetch and Browns launched giant beauty offers.
Lifestyle
Calvin Klein unveils collaboration with Palace

Calvin Klein unveils collaboration with Palace

The London label’s fun aesthetic and signature graphics, rooted in skateboarding culture, have given a fresh look to a range of Calvin Klein items, from underwear to jeans, t-shirts, fleeces and lingerie.
Lifestyle
Urban Outfitters sees double-digit holiday sales growth on digital

Urban Outfitters sees double-digit holiday sales growth on digital

Urban Outfitters Inc. reported on Tuesday double-digit revenue growth for the 2021 holiday season, compared to the same two-month period in 2019, driven by strong growth in the U.S. group's digital channel. 
Fashion
Central and Signa win Selfridges, Holt Renfrew not included

Central and Signa win Selfridges, Holt Renfrew not included

​It’s official — Thailand’s Central and Austria’s Signa are buying Selfridges Group from the Weston family. The transaction “will create one of the world’s leading omnichannel luxury department store groups”.
Fashion
Palace teams up with Harrods on Christmas collection, pop-up

Palace teams up with Harrods on Christmas collection, pop-up

British skateboarding label Palace is teaming up with iconic London department store Harrods to launch an exclusive collection and pop-up. 
Fashion
Paris hotel race: Bulgari debuts Thursday, to take on Cheval Blanc

Paris hotel race: Bulgari debuts Thursday, to take on Cheval Blanc

One thing Paris would not appear to need is another hotel. Yet LVMH launched two five-stars this fall. We met Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin to talk about the latest, Bulgari Hotel, and the race to be Paris' best inn.
Lifestyle
Frame frames the Ritz

Frame frames the Ritz

One collab’ that seems destined to become a must-have is the link up between Frame and the Ritz. Named 'Frame x Ritz Paris', it debuted in Paris on Thursday.  
Lifestyle
Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up. 
Fashion
Karl Lagerfeld to open Marbella luxury villa estate in 2021

Karl Lagerfeld to open Marbella luxury villa estate in 2021

The house of Karl Lagerfeld is to open a luxury villa estate named Karl Lagerfeld Villas Marbellas by end 2021 in a deal with Sierra Bianca Estates.
Luxury