JD sports has been on the acquisition trail again with news that it's bought menswear retailer Oi Polloi. It's also been reported that CEO Peter Cowgill could step back from day-to-day control of JD this year.
Frasers Group has bought another company with the purchase of designer fashion retailer Psyche for an undisclosed sum. The company has a 40,000 sq ft shop in Middlesbrough, and a webstore, and employs 58 people in total.
Jean Touitou, the founder of cool and quirky Paris brand A.P.C., has issued a long open letter to the fashion industry, defending calling off his Paris runway show in March and calling for a great sense of community.
On Friday Agnes B joined the list of brands that have cancelled shows at Paris Fashion Week due to the coronavirus outbreak that has reached multiple countries, while Saturday saw A.P.C. make a similar announcement.
Under parent company EssilorLuxottica, Persol has experienced some key moments of growth within the past year, having opened its premiere New York boutique, and third Persol store globally, in November.