Balmain has appointed Tancrède de Lalun to be group director of merchandising at the Paris house. A graduate of the Institut Français de la Mode, de Lalun has lengthy experience in merchandising and luxury goods.
The end of tax-free shopping for tourists in its current form is a step closer. The High Court has dismissed a claim that the government didn't consider the “devastating impact” of the rule change on retail and travel.
Leave it to Comme des Garçons to dream up yet another distinctive collaboration, in this case a yearly series with a magazine and a selection of creative people it admires, in a project named People of the Year.
Matchesfashion and Net-A-Porter are playing a game of senior musical chairs with one of the leading lights of the latter joining Matches, while its commercial chief heads for a role at Richemont-owned Net-A-Porter.
Tory Burch swung to a loss in the UK and Germany in its most recent financial year, and while that year didn't include the pandemic, it said Covid has had an impact and it's impossible to predict this year's outcome.
Over 30 retail brands from across the London’s King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard retail destination have launched a combined ‘United We Shop’ campaign, supporting the area’s extensively redeveloped shopping streets.
Remarkably, on the day the second lockdown in Paris ends, November 28, and clothing stores can open, Canada’s Nobis will debut a brand new store there. Its founder Robin Yates explains how it has defied the downturn.