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Oxford Street renaissance: work starts on Soho Photography Quarter

Oxford Street renaissance: work starts on Soho Photography Quarter

When rows of stores just aren’t enough. Retail areas are increasingly having to incentivise consumers to visit with bolt-on experiences and attractions.
Fashion
Giorgio Armani to design new Admiral superyacht

Giorgio Armani to design new Admiral superyacht

Giorgio Armani, the proud owner of several major yachts, is to design a new Admiral superyacht for a mystery client, working with the Italian Sea Group to build the motor craft, which will be 72 meters long.
Lifestyle
£96m investment plans for West End, coastal towns and high streets

£96m investment plans for West End, coastal towns and high streets

A number of funding initiatives have been unveiled by government and business groups to help push retail back into a healthier position than it would otherwise be post-Covid.
Fashion
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
Selfridges gears up for regional PR push as stores prepare to reopen

Selfridges gears up for regional PR push as stores prepare to reopen

​Selfridges has appointed a Manchester PR firm to handle publicity for its Birmingham branch as the company gets ready for its stores in England to reopen on April 12.
Luxury
Coats Group weathers turbulent year with improving H2, outlook positive

Coats Group weathers turbulent year with improving H2, outlook positive

After a “turbulent” trading year, it certainly wasn’t all bad news for Coats Group despite delivering mostly negative numbers in its 12-month trading statement to 31 December on Thursday.
Fashion
Selfridges sales were rising but pandemic meant huge challenges for retailer

Selfridges sales were rising but pandemic meant huge challenges for retailer

​Selfridges had already flagged the fact that its sales rose and its net profits fell in the year to February 2020, but it has now officially filed its annual results and the full extent of that performance can be seen.
Luxury
Oxford Street regeneration plan fails to convince property sector

Oxford Street regeneration plan fails to convince property sector

Some property experts have dismissed the Westminster City Council plans for the revitalisation post-pandemic of Oxford Street and the surrounding areas.
Fashion
Gucci sales fall in Q4, but Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent are on a roll

Gucci sales fall in Q4, but Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent are on a roll

​Sales at Kering's leading brand, Gucci, suffered a bigger-than-expected drop in Q4 as Covid continued to dent luxury shopping and crimp tourist spending in particular.
Luxury
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
Shaftesbury launches Chinese New Year campaign

Shaftesbury launches Chinese New Year campaign

A distinct lack of tourists in London to celebrate this year’s Chinese Lunar New Year hasn’t stopped Shaftesbury from forging ahead with a related promotion.
Lifestyle
​Strong recovery possible for West End says Mayor's report, but more support needed

​Strong recovery possible for West End says Mayor's report, but more support needed

Although Central London has been “profoundly” impacted by Covid, the capital’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has said a “rapid recovery is possible” in his report on future challenges and opportunities.
Fashion
Covent Garden landlord slashes property value again as pandemic weighs

Covent Garden landlord slashes property value again as pandemic weighs

Stores closed, no tourists. That pandemic-induced combination has meant one of London’s leading retail attractions, Covent Garden, continues to suffer more than most.
Fashion
Selfridges gets through 2020 in good shape, pre-pandemic sales rose

Selfridges gets through 2020 in good shape, pre-pandemic sales rose

​Selfridges weathered the 2020 storm, despite enduring the toughest retail year in decades. That’s according to company chief Anne Pitcher who admitted that it was the “most difficult” period in its 113 years.
Luxury
Net-A-Porter owner Richemont sales edge up, fashion struggles, jewellery surges

Net-A-Porter owner Richemont sales edge up, fashion struggles, jewellery surges

​Richemont’s third quarter — the all-important three months to the end of December — saw sales rising only 1%, although currency-neutral, they were up a healthier 5%, despite the “continuously volatile environment”.
Fashion
Burberry sales fall again due to Covid but full-price and Asia are strong

Burberry sales fall again due to Covid but full-price and Asia are strong

​Burberry saw another round of retail sales falls in Q3, with Europe and the Americas still being hit hard. But it said China, Korea, leathergoods, outerwear and full-price sales all headed in the right direction.
Fashion