A decade ago, Arkadiusz Likus opened Vitkac, realizing a dream – launching Warsaw’s one and only truly fashionable department store. And he honed his game plan from a famed fashion executive, the late Yves Carcelle.
Fashion is going out of its way to prove its sustainability credentials but a new report says it needs to cut its carbon emissions in half by 2030 to contribute to the goals set out in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
John Lewis’s chair Sharon White has signalled major shifts in strategy. In an interview she talked of adjustments to its price-match policy but more importantly, reining-in its expansion in own-brand fashion.
Two big names are making strides in what were once ‘alternative’ approaches to retail. Selfridges and John Lewis have entered product rental while the former has also unveiled an even bigger focus on sustainability.