Stradivarius will add to its international portfolio with the opening of a new store in London this spring. The new store will open at Westfield White City, joining other Inditex brands including Bershka and Zara.
The British retailer has announced that its current CFO Nick Wharton plans to leave the business after two years in the role. He will be succeeded by Ed Barker, who served as Sainsbury's CFO before joining Superdry.
Heron Preston showed his third season of men's and women's collections in Paris this week. The designer's FW18 show also debuted new categories of luxury handbags, footwear and eyewear, as well as collaboration capsules.
Highsnobiety, founded in Berlin by David Fischer, said on Friday it had secured $8.5 million in funding, becoming the latest lifestyle startup to win backing from investors led by Frederic Court’s Felix Capital.
On 21 and 22 January the bi-annual fashion trade show Modefabriek will take place at Amsterdam Rai. The event will bring together 600 brands and host talks, fashions shows and other events for fashion professionals.
Fashion giant Primark has confirmed it is set to open a 60,000 sq ft store at Bluewater next year. The signing follows recent a string of recent openings at the shopping centre, including Kate Spade and Coach.
Tommy Hilfiger, IBM and The Fashion Institute of Technology have teamed up for an Artificial Intelligence pilot project. The project called ‘Reimagine Retail’ will have AI play the lead in the design creation process.
Dutch retailer Hema will open three stores in Dubai. The company, which will partner with Dubai’s Apparel Group, also plans to opens additional stores across the Middle East within the next five years.
On 11 January, Dutch department store chain de Bijenkorf announced that it is closing its Woerden-based distribution center. De Bijenkorf plans to merge and outsource all distribution activities to a new partner in 2019.