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Thailand's Central eyes Selfridges buy - report

Thailand's Central eyes Selfridges buy - report

​Thailand's Central Group is interested in bidding for Selfridges, a report said Thursday. Interestingly, it also owns La Rinascente, the Italian retailer of which ex-Selfridges CEO Vittorio Radice is Vice-Chairman.
Luxury
West End recovery expected to continue into festive season

West End recovery expected to continue into festive season

​As many analysts and commentators question whether the retail recovery – and specifically the fashion retail recovery – can continue into the heart of the festive season, one key group thinks it can.
Fashion
Harrods transaction values halved in pandemic, retailer swung to loss

Harrods transaction values halved in pandemic, retailer swung to loss

​Luxury department store Harrods has filed its accounts for the year to the end of January 2021 and they show just how big an impact closed borders and lockdowns had on its business.
Fashion
With travel back on the agenda, Tusting launches India Hicks collab

With travel back on the agenda, Tusting launches India Hicks collab

We’re seeing a lot of high-end collaborations at present focused on the reviving travel segment and British leathergoods business Tusting has launched a range of bags in a link-up with designer and writer India Hicks.
Luxury
Au Départ builds momentum internationally, shows travel line in Orient Express train

Au Départ builds momentum internationally, shows travel line in Orient Express train

In an iconic travel setting, Orient Express and Au Départ showed off their chic partnership collection this week inside a luxury passenger carriage, as the luggage brand gathers momentum in France and abroad.
Lifestyle
Alibaba's Ma in Europe on study tour - SCMP

Alibaba's Ma in Europe on study tour - SCMP

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma is in Europe on a study tour, South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday, making it the Chinese billionaire's first trip abroad in over a year.
Lifestyle
Why visiting Thierry Mugler: Couturissime is essential

Why visiting Thierry Mugler: Couturissime is essential

Ever since it opened during last month fashionistas, fans and tourists have chorused that the retrospective Thierry Mugler: Couturissime inside the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is essential viewing.
Fashion
'Steady September’ saved by staycations, start of return to offices - Springboard

'Steady September’ saved by staycations, start of return to offices - Springboard

The signs are looking good. UK retail footfall “surprisingly" continued to strengthen in September, boosted by a slow return to office working together with the beginnings of the return of overseas tourists.
Fashion
Diamanti Per Tutti pushes deeper into travel retail, works with Harper Dennis Hobbs

Diamanti Per Tutti pushes deeper into travel retail, works with Harper Dennis Hobbs

​Diamanti Per Tutti (DPT) wants to push deeper into the global travel retail sector. So the contemporary Belgian jeweller has appointed strategic retail consultancy Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH) to assist in its journey.
Luxury
Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up. 
Fashion
Queen store opens on Carnaby Street as tourist shoppers return

Queen store opens on Carnaby Street as tourist shoppers return

The new Queen The Greatest experiential pop-up store opened on Carnaby Street on Tuesday morning with a big focus on apparel as Universal Music Group’s Bravado unit looks to take advantage of rising West End footfall.
Fashion
End of tax-free shopping perk hits UK's luxury destination status

End of tax-free shopping perk hits UK's luxury destination status

​There were many warnings and they seem to be coming true. When the UK ended the tax-free shopping perk for tourists, it was feared international tourists would shun Britain. A new survey suggests they’re doing that.
Luxury
VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

European outlet malls operator VIA Outlets has unveiled a new corporate look and feel “following an extensive rebranding undertaking”.
Luxury
Hope for city centre retail as office workers return

Hope for city centre retail as office workers return

City centre retail has suffered from the pandemic as tourists haven’t returned in large numbers and office workers stay home. But there’s  hope, with signs of office workers returning to semi-normal working patterns.
Fashion
Anya Hindmarch Village adds pop-up 'greengrocer'

Anya Hindmarch Village adds pop-up 'greengrocer'

Engaging concepts to entice shoppers are just as essential at the top end of the market and until International tourists return in numbers, stores are having to be extra creative to attract those extra shoppers.
Fashion
Shaftesbury hails recovery in West End footfall

Shaftesbury hails recovery in West End footfall

​London's West End may still be a long way from normality, but the key shopping neighbourhood is bouncing back and on Monday, major landlord Shaftesbury emphasised that fact with its latest trading update.
Fashion