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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
Hermès bounces back as H1 beats both 2020 and 2019

Hermès bounces back as H1 beats both 2020 and 2019

​Hermès became the latest luxury group to announce a rebound on Friday as the upscale leather goods and fashion maker saw its sales soaring during Q2 and the first half as a whole.
Luxury
NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

​Visitors have been returning to the West End of London in large numbers in the past week since so-called Freedom Day last Monday when just about all lockdown restrictions were eased in England.
Fashion
Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is for sale with a formal auction process about to start. It hasn’t been announced by its owners, the Westons, but a news report said Credit Suisse will be canvassing prospective buyers “imminently”.
Luxury
Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Department store Liberty has filed its results for the year to the end of January and said that it was "significantly impacted" by the three separate Covid lockdown in the UK that dented footfall to its London flagship.
Fashion
Karl Lagerfeld to open Marbella luxury villa estate in 2021

Karl Lagerfeld to open Marbella luxury villa estate in 2021

The house of Karl Lagerfeld is to open a luxury villa estate named Karl Lagerfeld Villas Marbellas by end 2021 in a deal with Sierra Bianca Estates.
Luxury
Mulberry to exit Paris store, but will open new location when tourism re-starts

Mulberry to exit Paris store, but will open new location when tourism re-starts

​Luxury group Mulberry said on Tuesday that its wholly owned French subsidiary is to end the lease of its store at 275 Rue Saint Honoré and exit the property early.
Luxury