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Indie businesses worried about UK's too-slow high street recovery

Indie businesses worried about UK's too-slow high street recovery

UK retail may be open for business again, but some smaller traders are far from happy at the speed of the revival, with campaign group Save The Street calling for government help to stimulate local spending.
Fashion
Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

​As Debenhams exits the high street, many of its former stores are being converted to non-retail uses. But there appears to be an opportunity opening up for the return of smaller department store operators. 
Fashion
Louis Vuitton creates trunk for Monaco Grand Prix trophy

Louis Vuitton creates trunk for Monaco Grand Prix trophy

Louis Vuitton has created the trunk for the Monaco Grand Prix trophy, as part of a linkup with the Automobile Club of the Principality ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix there on May 23. 
Luxury
UK's OOOOO links with Brazil's B2W marketplace on live-stream commerce

UK's OOOOO links with Brazil's B2W marketplace on live-stream commerce

​Live-stream commerce is making major inroads globally and with most retailers having little in-house expertise in this area, external companies are capitalising on the sector’s fast expansion.
Fashion
Poor weather hits UK retail footfall, Scotland's reopening numbers much brighter

Poor weather hits UK retail footfall, Scotland's reopening numbers much brighter

Poor spring weather over much of the UK hit shopper footfall numbers last week, although Scotland's retail reopening bought much brighter figures, according to latest reports from Springboard and Ipsos.
Fashion
Gucci to stage next runway show in LA in November

Gucci to stage next runway show in LA in November

Gucci plans to stage its next runway show in Los Angeles, the first time the Florentine marque has staged a show in the United States in six years. In the label's centennial year, it will hold a catwalk event on Nov. 3.
Luxury
Thriftify charity shop marketplace makes UK debut

Thriftify charity shop marketplace makes UK debut

Thriftify, the online marketplace that connects charity shops with consumers, has launched in the UK, the Belfast-based company having made a big impact in Ireland.
Fashion
Valentino names Masumi Shinohara as CEO Japan and Korea

Valentino names Masumi Shinohara as CEO Japan and Korea

The Italian luxury company has announced the appointment of industry veteran Masumi Shinohara as the new CEO of its businesses in Japan and Korea, effective May 1, 2021. 
Luxury
French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode confirmed Friday that it is planning to host live catwalk shows in Paris this summer, during the upcoming menswear season in June.
Fashion
Retailers risk customer loyalty through online and store "disconnect" - study

Retailers risk customer loyalty through online and store "disconnect" - study

Be warned. Brands are putting customer loyalty at risk due to a disconnect between their physical and e-commerce experiences, new research claims, with Gen Z consumers now expecting in-store 'experientialism'.
Fashion
Selfridges offers designer label rental service online for first time

Selfridges offers designer label rental service online for first time

​Selfridges has dived deeper into the rental market with the debut of Selfridges Rental online, moving it from an exclusively store-based offer previously.
Luxury
Burberry launches international pop-ups for Olympia bag, starts with Harrods

Burberry launches international pop-ups for Olympia bag, starts with Harrods

Burberry has opened the first of a series of global pop-ups to celebrate its signature Olympia bag, with the debut space being in Harrods, London until May 30. It comes with an AR experience and limited editions.
Luxury
Browns Focus incubator relaunched as "collaboration platform" with new collections

Browns Focus incubator relaunched as "collaboration platform" with new collections

Browns relaunched its incubator Browns Focus brand on Thursday with a series of unique collections by emerging talent being marked with an installation in the Focus area at Browns Brook Street and Browns East.
Luxury
Profits, sales surges and new logistics hubs underline Zalando's stellar Q1

Profits, sales surges and new logistics hubs underline Zalando's stellar Q1

E-tail giant Zalando swung to a profit in Q1 and is expecting general merchandise value growth of up to 36% this financial year after a stellar start to 2021 in which GMV grew as much as 55.6% to €3.2 billion.
Fashion
Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

​Debenhams will exit the UK high street for good on May 15 as the administrators close its remaining stores. The closures will end more than 200 years in which the company has been a major name in UK retail.
Fashion
Stockmann revenue falls, but losses narrow

Stockmann revenue falls, but losses narrow

Stockmann, the Finnish retail group that also owns the Lindex chain, said its consolidated revenue fell 7.1% currency-neutral in the first three months of the year, dropping to €155.7 million.
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