A number of key design trends will be at the forefront during Dutch Design Week from October 21-29, with initiatives exploring cutting-edge sustainable design, the role of robots and a future of flexible living.
Luxury may have its ups and downs but Harrods makes money regardless. The Qatar Holding-owned London landmark has turned in an eighth successive year of record profits on the back of eight years of record sales.
Christmas shopping begins up to four months early for many Britons with around 20% of consumers starting it by September and a small-but-significant 5% actually shopping all year round with Christmas in mind.
The Dutch branches of Marks & Spencer are closing earlier than previously planned. The store in The Hague closed on 6 October after a last-chance sale and the Amsterdam branch will close its doors on 14 October.
Fashion and lifestyle brand Boden is launching a campaign to reclaim the word 'mum' as a moniker of style in the English language, and move it from its current negative associations in the media and in culture.