Outlet centre giant McArthurGlen saw sales rising fast in the last year as tourists from outside of Europe and price-conscious locals bought into its offer while higher-end new brands signed up to its malls
Debenhams has hired Sara Bradley, who was most recently brand director at BHS International, as its new head of womenswear. The announcement follows the departure of the group's trading director in September.
It’s all change at LVMH, where another respected CEO in the extended group is set to leave a thriving fashion house. Simon Whitehouse, the energetic CEO of J.W. Anderson will quit the company at the end of the year.
Hermès has feted the opening of a novel exhibition of the very particular art of its long-time collaborator, Leïla Menchari, legendary for her unique set skill. Menchari is France’s most famous window dresser.
House of Fraser has kicked off the festive season with the unveiling of its 2017 Christmas advert, encouraging consumers to cut through the stress of the season and enjoy as they did when they were kids.
Sidney Toledano is to resign from his position as CEO of Christian Dior and be replaced by Pietro Beccari, CEO of Fendi, in a significant change of management within LVMH. And more changes are in the pipeline.
Mario Moretti Polegato wants more women fall in love with Geox, his label famed for its "breathable” rubber soles. Now he has unveiled New:Do, a down jacket composed of polyester made of recycled plastic bottles.
Vendors who work with the retailers and consultants who advise big department stores say this year chains are much slower in placing new orders for the holidays, as they deal with declining foot traffic.