Fashion had a better week at John Lewis in the seven days to May 20 after the previous week’s dip as overall sales at the retail chain and its website rose just 1.1% to £76.3m but fashion sales rose 4.9%.
Pre-tax profit may have fallen at UK property firm Shaftesbury in the six months to March 31 but net profit rose 28% and it said its retail tenants saw strong sales as tourist spending helped central London “flourish”.
Liz Earle is leaving the brand she founded 22 years ago with friend Kim Buckland in order to focus on “new projects and partnerships” in the health and wellness arena, as well as on her Liz Earle Wellbeing magazine.
Style Group Brands is urgently seeking backers as its risks an administration filing. The company, formed from the merger of Jacques Vert and Irisa, owns classic womenswear brands including Dash, Eastex and Precis.
The Cannes film festival is synonymous with 'anything goes chic'. It is the red carpet where the most beautiful women on the planet can give free reign to their creative expression both professionally and in their dress.
Lacoste has named Novak Djokovic its new brand ambassador with the tennis star to wear the label on and off the court. The brand has created a Djokovic line and ad campaign starring him alongside the brand's founder.