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Battersea Power Station mall announces big name signings

Battersea Power Station mall announces big name signings

​The upscale retail development at the converted Battersea Power Station in London has announced a number of new brand signings with a clutch of international and UK labels on the list.
Fashion
Net-A-Porter enters resale segment with Reflaunt deal

Net-A-Porter enters resale segment with Reflaunt deal

Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet have become the latest luxury retailers to embrace resale, saying a link-up with resale technology provider Reflaunt will “offer unique breadth in the online luxury fashion market”.
Luxury
Rokh triumphs with delicate deconstruction

Rokh triumphs with delicate deconstruction

The problem with deconstruction, a huge movement in fashion, is that while it looks great on runways, it tends to frighten consumers on a clothes rack. Not at Rokh, which staged a great collection Thursday in Paris.
Fashion
Browns in Thrift+ link-up as it aims for more sustainable shopping

Browns in Thrift+ link-up as it aims for more sustainable shopping

​Luxury retailer Browns has a new partnership with on-demand donation service and secondhand retail platform Thrift+ as it looks to create more sustainable ways to shop in the UK.
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
Charles de Vilmorin debuts at Rochas with juxtaposed mode

Charles de Vilmorin debuts at Rochas with juxtaposed mode

Paris’ big debut this season was Charles de Vilmorin at Rochas, the current enfant terrible of French fashion. He made his Wednesday debut with a striking fashion statement, each ensemble radically juxtaposed.
Fashion
London's Bond Street still strong despite lower shopper traffic

London's Bond Street still strong despite lower shopper traffic

​London’s Bond Street — one of the world’s most expensive retail real estate locations — is retaining its appeal and its price premium, a report said this week.
Luxury
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
Milan Fashion Week opens with Fendi and Del Core

Milan Fashion Week opens with Fendi and Del Core

Once, certain fashion designers created to empower women. Others to exalt them or make them beautiful. Today, many creators seem to have a new target in mind – pleasing the personal shopper.
Fashion
Vestiaire Collective valuation rises to $1.7bn as it raises more funds

Vestiaire Collective valuation rises to $1.7bn as it raises more funds

French luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective’s onward march is continuing with news that it has raised a further €178m in new finance, six months after a previous funding round. The firm is now valued at $1.7bn.
Luxury
Matchesfashion names Paolo de Cesare CEO

Matchesfashion names Paolo de Cesare CEO

Matchesfashion has named a new CEO, six months after the departure of its previous leader Ajay Kavan. The new chief executive is Paolo de Cesare, who had run Paris-based department store group Printemps until March 2020.
Luxury
YNAP opens "cutting-edge" distribution centre, boosts Net-A-Porter stock capaity

YNAP opens "cutting-edge" distribution centre, boosts Net-A-Porter stock capaity

Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter have received a major logistics boost as owner Yoox Net-A-Porter has officially opened its new “cutting-edge” logistics hub in Landriano, near Milan.
Luxury
LFW: Simone Rocha, Roksanda, Paul & Joe and Osman

LFW: Simone Rocha, Roksanda, Paul & Joe and Osman

London Fashion Week’s final day of major shows on Monday was the latest tour around the capital, from outdoor Hyde Park art centre to East End church with stops in Mayfair, from gentleman’s club to concept restaurant.
Fashion
Television's best bring glamour to Emmys red carpet

Television's best bring glamour to Emmys red carpet

Television's A-list returned to the red carpet in high style for the Emmys on Sunday -- a more traditional display of sartorial savoir faire after the pajamas and hoodies seen at last year's mostly virtual event.
Luxury
Timex signs licensing agreement with Judith Leiber

Timex signs licensing agreement with Judith Leiber

The Middlebury, Connecticut-based watchmaker announced on Wednesday that it has signed a strategic licensing agreement to produce timepieces for the American luxury brand owned by Authentic Brands Group since 2013.
Luxury