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Luxury Stores at Amazon adds high-end jewellery for first time in Europe
Luxury Stores at Amazon in Europe is adding a debut jewellery offer this week with the arrival on Thursday of fine jewellery brand Annoushka that's already available via Amazon's luxury channel in the US.
M&S is doubling down on brands strategy, sees £1bn potential
M&S is reportedly ready to dive even deeper into selling external fashion brands alongside its own label in a move that would take it even closer to a traditional department store model.
Backlash starts over John Lewis potentially changing staff ownership structure
John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has moved fast with reassurances that any outside investor s brought in won’t mean the end of the firm’s employee ownership model as criticism of what’s not even a definite plan has begun.
Esprit issues profit warning, hit by a mixture of problems
Esprit Holdings has issued a profit warning for the 2022 financial year, announcing to the Hong Kong Stock exchange that it will make a loss for the year compared to the profit of a year earlier.
Net-A-Porter launches SS23 mood-enhancing campaign, details key trends
Luxury e-tailer Net-A-Porter has just unveiled its SS23 seasonal marketing campaign with a focus on “the new-season heroes" to "elevate your look and mood”, and a response to key search trends.
OVS-owned Piombo opens first store in New York
Opened last Wednesday on Spring Street in New York, the first Piombo store in the United States is immersed under a monochrome blue sky. The brand should open its fourth store in Paris next May.
Analysis: as John Lewis mulls ownership tweak, why is it lagging rival M&S?
Not so many years ago, John Lewis was unstoppable while M&S was in an endless turnaround phase. Today, the situation has reversed and John Lewis is even reportedly thinking of changing its prized ownership structure.
Mango enters rental with new pilot and investment in La Más Mona
Mango has become the latest big-name fashion retailer to invest in the clothing rental sector, specifically in start-up La Más Mona, a party dress and accessories rental platform.
Charles Tyrwhitt is opening in Bristol, marks homecoming for the brand
Charles Tyrwhitt is returning to its retail roots. The UK menswear retailer is to open its first store in Bristol — the city where it was founded 37 years ago.
Coperni moves into rental in deal with Hurr
More and more labels are linking up with specialists to launch rental collections and the latest is hot Parisian label Coperni, which has partnered with Hurr on the project.
G-III annual sales surge; reveals Donna Karan strategy, inks Nautica licensing deal
G-III Apparel Group Inc. announced on Thursday net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2023 increased 16.6% to $3.23 billion, on the back of a double-digit uptick in fourth-quarter sales to end the year.
Stetson opens Seven Dials UK flagship
Heritage American hat brand Stetson has opened its previously-flagged first UK store in London, with the new location becoming a “significant milestone” for the famous label.
Suit Direct launches budget option for cash-strapped shoppers
Formalwear specialist Suit Direct has become the latest company to react to consumers seeking budget options with the launch of a “new affordable range”.
John Lewis losses grow, launches bigger costs-savings drive
When a results release starts with a message to the staff talking about “another very tough year”, you know it’s not going to be good and so it was with John Lewis Partnership on Thursday.
Farfetch and New Guards debut There Was One Kids
Luxury e-tail giant Farfetch has launched There was One Kids on its platform just a week after it announced the debut of activewear under the now-fast-growing label.
Berghaus is Pentland's first brand to get B Corp certification
Berghaus continues its drive for ever higher social and environmental standards. The British outdoor brand is now B Corp-certified, “joining a globally recognised community that uses business as a force for good”.