Does everything David Beckham touch turn to gold? One tends to think so after attending the latest London show by Kent & Curwen, his English heritage brand, which staged a Peaky Blinders moment this season.
So it’s started. The deluge of trading updates expected from UK retailers in the weeks ahead has begun with Next and after all the speculation about plunging sales, what actually happened? Well it wasn't too bad.
The fashion sector struggled last month and even cold weather and Black Friday failed to propel sales upwards with womenswear, menswear, footwear and department stores all sluggish or weak, Barclaycard said Tuesday.
Black Friday spending fell in the UK, according to one report, even though the number of items bought this year rose, suggesting consumers are bargain-focused and retailers might struggle to make a profit from the event.