In this French-language LuxurynsightXFashionNetwork podcast, the head of Defi, France’s state body supporting the fashion industry’s transformation, plainly describes the most urgent challenges facing fashion labels.
The 96-store Seven Dials area of London’s Covent Garden has yet more newcomers. They include the winner of the ‘Start-Up with Seven Dials’ competition series by landlord Shaftesbury, lifestyle brand Tihara Smith.
Fresh from news of its link up with Secret Sales, on Tuesday Ted Baker issued a Q2 trading update and said that sales have been in line with expectations and it's seen a “significant improvement” in the full-price mix.
With ‘Sustainable September’ upon us, London’s Oxford Street is getting in on the act, launching ‘Beyond Now’. On 15 September, over 30 Oxford Street stores will highlight their commitment to drive positive change.
Dior’s Kim Jones has designed the official off-field uniforms for Paris Saint-Germain, the best financed football team in the game, led by most famous attackers from Argentina and Brazil, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr.
Chain store closures in the UK continued at an alarming rate in the first half of 2021, with fashion the biggest casualty. A total of 1,063 fashion stores closed in the first six months, alongside 120 department stores.
London’s West End continues to see footfall recovering with figures from the trade body that represents businesses in the neighbourhood – the New West End Company – saying the steady return of office workers is key.
New Look has named Mike Coupe as its Non-Executive Chairman, succeeding Alistair McGeorge who’s been in the chairman’s seat during a particularly turbulent time for the company. Coupe joins on 29 September.