Tax-free shopping specialist Global Blue is opening its first VIP Globe Shopper Lounge on Albemarle Street in Mayfair, underlining the importance of London's West End to the luxury industry and the tourist sector.
River Island is launching its first homeware range, divided into three key trends, this autumn. Titled RI Home, the collection will include soft furnishings, decor accessories and furniture, and storage options.
House of Fraser is to get a new owner after calling in administrators Friday. A fast deal to buy a slimmed-down version of the chain had been on the cards with news Friday that retail tycoon Mike Ashley is now in charge.
The legal action being brought by House of Fraser landlords is set to delay the struggling retailer’s CVA and means that the £70 million cash injection that the firm is getting from its new owner could be delayed too.
The Paris Fashion Institute returns this fall, with revamped Design Studio courses, tailored to students’ specific needs. One of Europe’s best bespoke fashion courses, PFI, prepares young talent for fashion careers.