British consumer price inflation jumped to 10.1% in July, its highest since February 1982, up from an annual rate of 9.4% in June, intensifying the squeeze on households, official figures showed on Wednesday.
British retail titan Sir Ralph Halpern has died at the age of 83. The executive, who launched the Topshop chain and once ran Debenhams, was one of the highest-profile retailers during the Thatcher era in the 1980s.
Italian luxury group Prada SpA is considering seeking at least $1 billion from a second listing in Milan and is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc on early preparations, Bloomberg News reported on August 12.
The import of textiles and apparel by the US continues to grow fast, rising by 30.97 per cent to $66.308 billion in the first six months of 2022, compared to $50.626 billion in the same period of 2021.
Results on August 9 showed Ralph Lauren and Capri Holdings (owner of Michael Kors, Versace and Jimmy Choo) beating Q1 earnings estimates on buoyant demand for luxury as affluent shoppers shrugged off inflation.
Hot weather drove Britons to buy summer fashion, as well as outdoor goods, in July. But they also reined-in spending on foreign travel and eating out as the cost-of-living squeeze made itself felt, two surveys show.