The French department store group, owner also of La Redoute, Royal Quartz Paris, Louis Pion, Mauboussin and BazarChic, has hired Sandra Weber, a corporate finance expert formerly with Swiss retail group Rallye.
Casablanca, the upbeat party-hearty French brand enjoying explosive growth, debuted its first womenswear collection this weekend with a Casino Royale-style after-party video shot on the Champs-Élysées.
Stéphane Rolland is launching a ready-to-wear collection, starting in January, as the Paris couturier extends his range. His prêt-a-porter debut focuses on opulent cocooning inspired by the silk pajamas of the 1930s.
Brioni has chosen Matt Dillon to be the new face of its new winter 2020 Tailoring Legends campaign, the latest Hollywood A-lister to be connected to the classy gentleman’s marque, founded in Rome in 1945.
The Smiley Company had good news this week and said that last year was strong, despite the weak retail sector. And while full 2018 results are still being prepared, the first nine months suggest a healthy final figure.
Supermarket retailer Casino, which is battling investor concerns over its high debt, said revenue growth slowed down slightly in the fourth quarter as anti-government protests in France impacted sales.