The Crown Estate aims to go ultra green. One of London's biggest retail landlords said it’s committed to eliminating its carbon footprint by 2030, including emissions generated by customers using its properties.
Luxury brand Gucci, owned by French group Kering, will give at least $500,000 (£370,900) to UNICEF to help supply and distribute Covid-19 vaccines to vulnerable people around the world, it said on Friday.
At first glance, November’s UK retail sales released Friday looked quite good. Despite the pandemic-induced lockdown, total like-for-like sales last month increased 3.3%, the strongest month of sales since January.
Catherine de' Medici and Coco Chanel met at Chenonceau on Thursday night, the two queens practically embracing figuratively, though on a runway and not at a coronation, in Chanel’s latest Métiers d’Art collection.
The BFC unveiled its newly-digital Fashion Awards on Thursday evening and instead of just replacing the usual live event with an online version, it changed the format to reflect the huge change happening in 2020.
Good but not spectacular. UK online retail sales across the Black Friday weekend were “very strong” this year, although they failed to match forecasts in spite of England being confined to lockdown shopping, IMRG said.
Chanel has teased its next Métiers d’Art show with a dark Juergen Teller video shot at the event’s location, the Château de Chenonceau. Scheduled to be staged in the famed Loire Valley chateau on Thursday at 7p.m. CET.
Alber Elbaz's AZ Factory, Charles de Vilmorin and Sterling Ruby are the three latest brands to be invited by France's Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show their collections from 25 to 28 January.
Since the pandemic’s outbreak, luxury sales in China have boomed, accounting for up to 80% of the global market in 2020. A position that will stay dominant for years to come, according to Jefferies and Bain & Company.
Stores in England were ultra-busy on Wednesday as non-essential shops were allowed to reopen, retailers went the extra mile to make their locations appealing and consumers rushed to buy bargains or to do Xmas shopping.