Tax-free shopping specialist Global Blue is opening its first VIP Globe Shopper Lounge on Albemarle Street in Mayfair, underlining the importance of London's West End to the luxury industry and the tourist sector.
Hugo Boss has opened the first Hugo standalone store in the UK with a debut at Westfield London, which, since its recent £600m extension opened this spring, has taken over from Bluewater as Europe's biggest mall.
The remoulding of London's Seven Dials area is continuing with its dominant landlord, Shaftesbury, announcing another new tenant as NYC-based lifestyle brand Away, opens its first permanent international store.
Selfridges has been busy this month upping its luxury credentials at its key department store in Birmingham, and also unveiling the last phase of its accessories project in its London store with a new eyewear space.
The publicity around the untimely death of designer Kate Spade drew shoppers back to the handbag brand this summer, driving a 31 percent jump in fourth-quarter sales for its new owner Tapestry on Tuesday.
French fashion empire Louis Vuitton is set to debut its travelling "Time Capsule" exhibition in Canada, with the show to open in Toronto next month, in celebration of the luxury brand's 35th anniversary in the city.
Glossy magazine empire Conde Nast on Tuesday quashed months of rumors about the impending departure of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, declaring that the magazine's 30-year veteran was staying "indefinitely.
Salvatore Ferragamo has named former Kering executive Micaela le Divelec Lemmi as its new CEO although it’s less of a change than it might have been given that she has been general manager of the firm since the spring.