Hobbs seems to be progressing with its turnaround as the womenswear chain’s sales and profits move upwards.In the year to January, its sales rose 9% to £119.5m, which just beat the 8.7% rise in gross profit to £76.2m.
Founded in 2011 as an affordable beauty brand, Baublebar has now expanded its offering to include fine jewelry. The new collection will introduce 18-karat-gold jewelry pieces, retailing for under $100.
UK-based Smiley World has launched a new collection with leading Brazilian retailer Ellus Second Floor. The two firms have created a selection of women’s and menswear including T-shirts, jackets, jeans and denim jackets.
Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is adding a high-powered panel discussion to its showroom in Paris. To discuss: The Globalization of Fashion: Value Creation Through Business Exchange Between Dubai and Paris.
UK mid-market womenswear brand Hobbs has launched more product in its ongoing deal with Historic Royal Palaces, the organisation that oversees Britons palace such as Hampton Court, for its AW17 collection.
Called Glowhaus, the department store’s new beauty concept will target millennial customers with a selection of brands that have cult followings online. Bloomingdale’s will launch the boutiques at four of its stores.