The UK's ONS has issued its official December retail sales figures and they're fairly bleak. Clothing stores and department stores reported falls of 8% and 6.3%, and were also below levels in February 2020.
With outlet centres continuing to be one of the most buoyant retail destination types, it’s interesting that Sweden’s TORG International has forged an alliance with leading UK outlet developer Rioja Estates.
Shortly after Adidas and Prada launched their first clothing collab, the two brands have taken their relationship further with the Adidas for Prada re-source NFT project in a link with digital artist Zach Lieberman.
Scandi fashion, which has been all the rage this past decade, finally made it onto a Paris runway Thursday lunchtime, doing so with a power puffer, super-hero show by Rains. Elsewhere, we review Rick Owens and Uniforme.
The prize for the most popular luxury brand in the UK goes to… Louis Vuitton. The LVMH-owned label came out top in a global study of online shopping habits by online savings solution specialist Raisin UK.
Yoox has announced the launch of its Yoox Marketplace in Europe, giving its customers "instant access to a wider product assortment including over 700 brands and 150,000 new items" across multiple categories.
Major British brands including Burberry, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis have signed up to support the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee as official partners of the Pageant on 5 June in celebration of her 70-year reign.
Tara Button, founder of sustainable retailer Buy Me Once, has launched a petition to challenge retailers who destroy or throw away good stock, calling for the introduction of a special tax and fines for past offences.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of Covid-19 measures introduced to curb the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in England as he looks to live with the virus after a peak in cases.