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Hermès bounces back as H1 beats both 2020 and 2019

Hermès bounces back as H1 beats both 2020 and 2019

​Hermès became the latest luxury group to announce a rebound on Friday as the upscale leather goods and fashion maker saw its sales soaring during Q2 and the first half as a whole.
Luxury
Dolce & Gabbana to launch a series of projects in Venice in August

Dolce & Gabbana to launch a series of projects in Venice in August

Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana will present its latest couture collection in Venice from August 28 to 30. On the occasion, the brand will also unveil its first homeware line and unprecedented digital collection of NFTs.
Luxury
Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Department store Liberty has filed its results for the year to the end of January and said that it was "significantly impacted" by the three separate Covid lockdown in the UK that dented footfall to its London flagship.
Fashion
Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

​Hermès reopened its via Montenapoleone store in Milan on July 9 and said it starts a “a new chapter in the history that has linked Italy to the French house since 1987”.
Luxury
Hema quits UK, all six stores to close

Hema quits UK, all six stores to close

There will be more store closures in UK this summer with news that Dutch variety retailer Hema will exit its six physical locations. It adds to the massive total of physical shops that have shut in Britain.
Beauty
Etsy to acquire Elo7 for $217 million

Etsy to acquire Elo7 for $217 million

Online marketplace Etsy announced on Monday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Latin America’s Elo7, a privately held marketplace for unique, handmade items. 
Fashion
Oxford Circus to 'rival Times Square' in transformation drive

Oxford Circus to 'rival Times Square' in transformation drive

An ambitious plan to transform Oxford Circus into pedestrian-friendly piazzas has been announced with an international design competition kicking off to decide just how the key shopping area will look for decades ahead.
Fashion
Ikea fined $1.2 million in French employee spy case

Ikea fined $1.2 million in French employee spy case

A French court on Tuesday ordered Ikea to pay a 1 million euro fine in a spy case involving its employees, as the world's biggest furniture retailer was found guilty of storing employee data it obtained improperly.
Lifestyle
Vera Bradley partners with Classic Accessories for outdoor living collab

Vera Bradley partners with Classic Accessories for outdoor living collab

The women’s fashion accessories brand has teamed up with the outdoor furnishings manufacturer for a limited-edition, co-branded outdoor living collection featuring signature Vera Bradley prints.
Fashion
Accessories Council opens applications for 2021 Design Excellence Awards

Accessories Council opens applications for 2021 Design Excellence Awards

The New York-based non-profit has announced that entries are now open for the third annual Design Excellence Awards, a competition that seeks to recognize outstanding products in the fashion accessories sector.
Fashion
Matalan's into summer loving for its new campaign

Matalan's into summer loving for its new campaign

Summer’s almost here and Matalan's well-prepared with the launch of its seasonal TV ad campaign. The UK fashion and homewares retailer’s called it ‘Love the Summer’ and it broke this week.
Fashion
Trussardi names GmbH duo as new creative directors

Trussardi names GmbH duo as new creative directors

The house of Trussardi has appointed Serhat Işık and Benjamin A. Huseby – the design duo behind Berlin indie brand GmbH - to be its new creative directors in a surprise move.
Luxury
N Brown sales, profits drop, but tech and transformation plan are delivering

N Brown sales, profits drop, but tech and transformation plan are delivering

Fashion e-tailer N Brown has delivered full-year results for the period to the end of February and it's no surprise that they were weaker than the previous financial year. But the company seemed upbeat for the future.
Fashion
M&S revamps leadership team as next step of strategy

M&S revamps leadership team as next step of strategy

​M&S has unveiled a major realignment of its senior leadership team with CEO Steve Rowe making the changes after saying the firm has finished the ‘Fixing the Basics’ part of its strategy and is ready for the next step.
Fashion
Destination Ibiza boutique Revolver launches first own-label collection

Destination Ibiza boutique Revolver launches first own-label collection

Ibiza boutique Revolver has launched an own-brand collection for the first time with founders Catherine and Jean-Paul Sanchez working with British design director Cat van Baal on the trans-seasonal re:001 line.
Fashion
John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

​John Lewis unveils its revamped Edinburgh store on Friday after a major refurbishment. The focus is on making the store a must-visit destination, with experiences and expertise that can’t be replicated online.
Fashion