The UK retail euphoria around news that VAT-free shopping for tourists is returning and will include EU visitors has been tempered by suggestions it won’t happen until 2024. But retail is pushing for an earlier date.
Estée Lauder has a major fashion label license to add to its portfolio. It has announced a license deal with Balmain for “an innovative line of beauty products to speak to luxury consumers around the world”.
The Christmas season should usually be the busiest period of the year for physical retailers — especially now, after several years affected by Covid. But this year might not be the bonanza stores hope for.
Uniqlo continues its strong links with tennis. The latest has seen the global apparel retailer hosting a special event at London’s O2 venue, featuring superstar Roger Federer and some of the UK's top young tennis talent.
A final 24 hours of contrasts in the Milan runway season, starring Italy’s single most famous designer and its most mass market brand, Benetton, with the debut of Andrea Incontri; followed by a mass march at Moncler.
Thursday, on the Milanese catwalks, the houses competed with creativity to concoct shows with great impact. For Act No. 1 it was all about theatricality, for Moschino playfulness and for Boss acrobatics.
Hollywood took over Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, with a Kardashian-led Kim X Dolce & Gabbana show; a debut at Ferragamo dedicated to silver screen glamour and some model diversity at Bottega Veneta.