Egyptian jeweller Azza Fahmy is to launch in the UK with the brand having just signed up to a store in luxury shopping-location-cum-tourist-destination Burlington Arcade as London remains a key focus for high-end brands.
John Lewis continued to struggle with slowing sales in the latest week. On Tuesday the department stores and e-tail firm said that sales for the seven days to January 13 fell 3.8% year-on-year to £85.7 million.
UK e-tail giant Shop Direct had a strong Christmas period with revenue in the seven weeks to December 22 rising a healthy 6.3%, it said Tuesday. That was driven by its Very brand, which saw a 16.8% sales surge.