There was mixed news coming out of UK e-tail in August as the country returned almost to normal after the three-month heatwave and the gardening sector finally took a backseat to sectors such as beauty and menswear.
Rocket Internet responded to investor calls to use some of its 2.1 billion euro cash pile on Thursday with a plan to buy back shares worth up to 150 million euros, 3.6 percent of its outstanding stock.
French Connection said it's making progress and will be profitable again by year-end. But in H1, sales fell and it remained loss-making, despite wholesale in the UK, Europe and US firing on all cylinders.
Retail sales in Russia rose more than expected in August, suggesting a tepid economic recovery is underway, but real wage growth was slightly lower than forecast and agricultural output tumbled, data showed on Wednesday.
A year into their tenure as creative directors at Jil Sander, husband and wife team Luke and Lucie Meier built their collection around contrasts this season, placing particular emphasis on accessories.