French luxury conglomerate LVMH on Friday named Stephane Bianchi, the former head of Yves Rocher, to run its watch business after divisional boss Jean-Claude Biver relinquished his operational responsibilities.
If anyone was in any doubt about the ongoing strength of the athleisure trend, then JD Sports’ decisions to double the size of its already-large store in the Bluewater mall in Kent should cure them of that.
Pentland Group may be expanding its footwear ops in deals with brands such as Karen Millen and Lacoste, but it’s losing its Ted Baker license as that company buys its UK and US footwear ops and takes them in-house.
The French runway season will start one day earlier in September, with Christian Dior opening the season with an early afternoon on Monday, September 24, according to the official calendar released Wednesday afternoon.
Jalal Kamani, founding director of UK online fashion retailer Boohoo.com, has invested £100,000 in a Manchester-based fashion and footwear agency whose clients include Footasylum, New Balance and Lacoste.
Levi's is expanding its brick-and-mortar footprint. The San Francisco-based brand opened a new flagship in Toronto as well as a location at the Delhi International Airport in India that will remain open 24 hours a day.