Major London landlord Shaftesbury saw its portfolio value rising in the year to September as it shrugged off the wider UK retail downturn due to higher rents and its strength in areas such as Covent Garden and Carnaby.
Gucci, Burberry, Maison Margiela, Jean Paul Gaultier, Walter Van Beirendonck, Simone Rocha, Craig Green, Marine Serre and Stüssy have all come up with a product for the Japanese brand's Happy Holidays collection.
Women's made-to-order shirt label Careste has made its debut, providing an on-demand alternative to a traditional couturier and giving women access to custom shirt services often reserved for menswear.
Geox, the techy Italian footwear giant, and Dragon, the Formula E team owned by media investor Jay Penske, have signed a strategic long-term agreement that will result in the race car changing its name.
Richard Malone, one of London Fashion Week’s rising stars, is opening his first solo exhibition, an interactive installation studying fashion, movement and art, at the Now Gallery in Greenwich this Wednesday.
Miuccia Prada is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award for 2018 from the British Fashion Council, in partnership with Swarovski. Previous winners include Donatella Versace, Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld.
London-based outlet malls giant McArthurGlen is to open its first luxury designer outlet to the west of Paris in 2021. The Designer Outlet Normandie will be its fourth centre in France after an investment of €150m+.
This year’s Black Friday was “a huge hit for online retailers, but did little to help the struggling bricks and mortar stores throughout the UK,” specialist tracking firm Springboard said on Monday morning.
The luxury group is bolstering its digital resources, by taking direct control of its labels’ e-tail operations, until now managed by YNAP, and joining forces with Apple to improve the customer experience.
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.
Following its purchase of second-hand apparel platform Videdressing, Leboncoin has announced the creation of a fashion segment – a market which is already a major driver for the site, according to CEO Antoine Jouteau.
Reed Exhibitions (RX) announced it will postpone its Agenda Winter Long Beach trade show, scheduled for January 3 through 4 of 2019 at the Long Beach Convention Center, breaking an over 15-year-long running streak.