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Arcadia woes threaten JD Sports interest in Debenhams

Arcadia woes threaten JD Sports interest in Debenhams

​Arcadia’s expected administration filing could derail JD Sports’ plan to buy Debenhams as Arcadia’s brands are a huge presence in the department store chain via a large number of concessions. 
Fashion
King’s Cross retailers launch pre-Christmas 'United We Shop' campaign

King’s Cross retailers launch pre-Christmas 'United We Shop' campaign

Over 30 retail brands from across the London’s King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard retail destination have launched a combined ‘United We Shop’ campaign, supporting the area’s extensively redeveloped shopping streets.
Fashion
Hammerson names Grégoire Peureux to new COO role

Hammerson names Grégoire Peureux to new COO role

Retail property giant Hammerson has created a new senior role with Grégoire Peureux joining it as Chief Operating Officer. He will “focus on the delivery of strategic initiatives at a group level”.
Fashion
Kim Jones' next artistic link-up for Dior will be with Kenny Scharf

Kim Jones' next artistic link-up for Dior will be with Kenny Scharf

Christian Dior’s menswear creative director Kim Jones, an inveterate fan of collaborations with fine artists, has a new design teammate for his next Dior collection, legendary New York street artist Kenny Scharf.
Luxury
Harvey Nichols owner Dickson Concepts in profit, despite tough H1

Harvey Nichols owner Dickson Concepts in profit, despite tough H1

​The six months to the end of September may have been a devastating time for retailers, but Dickson Concepts managed to turn a profit in the first half of its financial year, despite lower sales.
Luxury
Net-A-Porter MD Brandolese exits after streamlining

Net-A-Porter MD Brandolese exits after streamlining

​Net-A-Porter’s managing director Nicola Brandolese has left his role at the Richemont-owned luxury e-tailer after little over a year at the helm.
Luxury
Liberty using store staff to energise digital offer

Liberty using store staff to energise digital offer

​With its flagship department closed for now, Liberty London is aiming to make the best of the festive shopping season by putting its store staff in front of online shoppers.
Fashion
YNAP publishes major new sustainability strategy

YNAP publishes major new sustainability strategy

​Yoox Net-A-Porter has unveiled a new sustainability strategy called Infinity that’s “designed to bring luxury and fashion back into balance with our planet”.
Fashion
Mulberry upbeat as losses narrow, Asia outperforms

Mulberry upbeat as losses narrow, Asia outperforms

Mulberry is in the news because of Frasers Group’s potential takeover bid at present, but on Thursday, it also hit the headlines with its half-year results… and they made for encouraging reading.
Luxury
Dolce & Gabbana introduces virtual shopping format

Dolce & Gabbana introduces virtual shopping format

The Italian luxe label has launched its Virtual Boutique Experience, a site enabling customers to virtually visit D&G stores as if in person. A selection of stores in key cities, including Paris, are already featured.
Luxury
Alexander McQueen introduces seamless omnichannel strategy

Alexander McQueen introduces seamless omnichannel strategy

​Alexander McQueen has embarked on a new omnichannel strategy having spent the last two years (and especially the last few months) preparing its stores for the new seamless physical-to-digital world.
Luxury
LVMH sets new market capitalisation record on Paris Stock Exchange

LVMH sets new market capitalisation record on Paris Stock Exchange

On Monday, the luxury giant set a new Paris Stock Exchange record by topping a market capitalisation of €250 billion for the first time, its share price having surged by nearly 20% since the start of the year.
Luxury
LVMH commits to campaign to stop violence against women

LVMH commits to campaign to stop violence against women

LVMH has announced plans to enhance its commitment to the campaign to prevent violence against women. The luxury group revealed it will donate funds to cover 1,000 hotel nights for the non-profit “Fondation des Femmes." 
Fashion
Harvey Nichols confirms plan to reopen Dundrum Dublin store

Harvey Nichols confirms plan to reopen Dundrum Dublin store

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols has confirmed its commitment to its Dundrum Town Centre store in Dublin saying that the location will definitely reopen once the current Irish lockdown ends.
Luxury
Rolling Stones launch 360​° virtual experience​ to support new store

Rolling Stones launch 360​° virtual experience​ to support new store

Following their store debut on Carnaby Street, the Rolling Stones have unveiled a global e-commerce shop equipped with a 360° virtual experience “so customers can shop inside the store from anywhere in the world”.
Fashion
Claudia Plant takes over as CMO at Hunter

Claudia Plant takes over as CMO at Hunter

​Hunter has named a retail heavyweight to its chief marketing role as it continues to renew its top management team. It said that Claudia Plant, a luxury retail veteran who was a Net-A-Porter co-founder, has joined. 
Luxury