Bernard Arnault, Europe’s richest man, has acquired a one-quarter stake in Arnaud Lagardère’s holding company, in a move that will be seen as an attempt to support the family of his fellow French billionaire.
Having recently said goodbye to founder and former CEO Leslie Wexner, the Columbus, Ohio-based owner of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works reported a 37.1% decline in revenues for the first quarter on Wednesday.
M&S has plans to hibernate some of its SS20 stock as it reveals a big sales hit due to the pandemic. But the firm is upbeat and says Clothing & Home is progressing, even though fashion retail will change post-crisis.
Farfetch saw its revenue almost doubling in the first quarter as lockdowns meant online was the only option for luxury fashion shoppers. The firm remains loss-making but says it's still on target for profits next year.
The founder of the Ohio-based retailer officially stepped down from his role as CEO and chairman at the company’s annual meeting on Thursday, where discussions also focused on future plans for Victoria’s Secret.
A group of fashion CEOs, retailers and designers, including luminaries like Dries Van Noten, Tory Burch and Craig Green, have called for a major rethink in fashion deliveries and greater sustainability in an open letter.
Neiman Marcus Group filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, marking one of the highest-profile collapses yet among retailers forced to temporarily close stores in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
L Brands said on Monday it has agreed to call off the sale of its majority stake in Victoria’s Secret lingerie business to Sycamore, averting a bitter legal battle between the two companies over the $525 million deal.
The Montreal-based owner of brands including Gildan and American Apparel announced a Q1 loss of $99.3 million on Wednesday, as disruption related to the Covid-19 pandemic negatively affected its sales.