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Chanel opens Battersea beauty and eyewear boutique
Chanel is the latest big name to endorse the multi-billion pound mall development at Battersea Power Station and has just opened a new beauty and eyewear store there.
Daniel Wellington unveils handbag line amid major strategic shift
Amid the splendor of the Ritz in Paris, Daniel Wellington unveiled its debut handbag line, the latest new development amid a major strategic shift for the Swedish watchmaker.
Privé Revaux enters Walmart with exclusive collection
Affordable eyewear brand Privé Revaux announced on Monday the launch of a curated collection of polarized sunglasses designed exclusively for Walmart.
Ludovic de Saint Sernin leaves Ann Demeulemeester
Barely six months after Ludovic de Saint Sernin was appointed creative director of Ann Demeulemeester the house has announced the departure of the designer. No successor has been named.
Cubitts opens 'community-focused' Hackney store
Cubitts continues its expansion efforts on both product and physical retail fronts. Fresh from launching a collab with Toast this week, the eyewear maker/retailer has opened a store in London’s Hackney.
Riviera inspires summer style as Harrods opens Celine pop-up, PLT launches capsule
Celine has this week opened a summer-themed pop-up inside Harrods in London, inspired by St Tropez, while at the other end of the price scale, PrettyLittleThing is also thinking all-things Cote d’Azur.
Giorgio Armani to stage One Night Only in Venice
Giorgio Armani will stage his latest One Night Only fashion and soirée event in September in Venice amidst the celebrations for the lagoon city’s annual film festival, its 80th edition.
Adeju Thompson of Lagos Space Programme wins Woolmark Prize 2023
Adeju Thompson, founder of Nigeria-based Lagos Space Programme, has won the International Woolmark Prize for 2023, nabbing first place in the oldest and most esteemed fashion award.
Bulgari teams up with Thélios for eyewear line
The historic Roman jeweller has commissioned the design, production and worldwide distribution of its men’s and women’s eyewear to Thélios. The new line’s first collection will première in January 2024.
EssilorLuxottica expands into Arabian Gulf region with Chalhoub Group
The partnership with the Middle Eastern luxury group will enable EssilorLuxottica to open mono and multibrand stores in the region for its leading eyewear brands, like Ray-Ban, Persol, Oliver Peoples and David Clulow.
Warby Parker posts double-digit revenue growth, narrows losses
Warby Parker announced on Tuesday revenues for the first quarter grew 12.2%, to $172 million, on the back of an increase in active customer numbers and average revenue per customer. “
Five CFDA eyewear designers unite to launch 2023 Pride collection
The initiative will donate a percentage of proceeds to the [email protected] Coalition.
Safilo sees Q1 strength in Europe, but N America is soft
Eyewear giant safilo has released a Q1 update and said that Europe and emerging markets continued to drive the growth of its own brands and core licenses, but “the business environment remained soft in North America”.
Jimmy fairly to open in Edinburgh
French fashion eyewear producer and retailer Jimmy Fairly continues its rapid expansion in the UK, with its latest store set to open on George Street, Edinburgh, this summer.
Positive Inspecs enjoys record sales, eyes 2023 strength too
As if mirroring the buoyancy of the wider, buzzing domestic eyewear market, UK-based global producer and retailer Inspecs has reported record sales for the year ended 31 December. The prospects for 2023 look good too.
ShowroomPrivé boosts sales by 17% in Q1
After business contracted in 2022, the French event sales group posted a 17% increase in sales volume and a 12% one in revenue in Q1 2023, thanks to the positive impact of various growth drivers.