Upper-premium apparel and accessories brand Boss has signed up for space in the £180 million Intu Watford extension and will open before Christmas as extended supermalls prove increasingly attractive to top brands.
In-store retail spending for indy fashion retailers over the Black Friday shopping period was up 55% compared to an average week, but the discounting rate was 480% higher, as they worked hard to attract consumer spend.
Acqua di Parma, which feted a new Christmas capsule this weekend, is expecting double digit growth this year. And next year too, as Italy’s most famous niche perfume brand continues its healthy global expansion.
Running ahead of the festive season, the campaign will highlight the brand’s latest styles for men and women across cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Sheffield, Dublin and Belfast.
Pre-tax profits fell by almost 10% at the footwear retailer despite turnover rising from £280.9m to £308.5m as a result of the “overtly promotional” environment on the UK high street from Black Friday through Christmas.
Cornish fashion/lifestyle brand Seasalt is continuing to roll out stores in the UK with an opening in the important Cribbs Causway mall, the premier shopping destination in the Bristol and South West England area.