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Sportswear rules! Surge continues as data shows what's driving media impact
The latest data report from Launchmetrics shines the spotlight on sportswear and the headlines story is — perhaps unsurprisingly — that athleisure and sneakers continue to be key drivers while luxury is also important.
Simone Bellotti is new Bally Design Director after Villaseñor's exit
Swiss luxury brand Bally on Wednesday named Simone Bellotti as its Design Director leading its design studio. It’s an internal promotion with Bellotti having joined the firm back in October after 16 years at Gucci.
Flannels X launches London Beyoncé pop-up on Oxford Street
Flannels on Tuesday opened a week-long pop-up selling merchandise from Beyonce’s Renaissance World Tour as well as limited-edition pieces from her Balmain link-up in a deal with her Parkwood Entertainment company
Chanel to double London HQ space
News last week that Chanel’s sales rose in double digits in 2022 was followed by the company saying it would double the size of its global HQ in London’s Mayfair and will move in during 2025.
Ferragamo names Jeno Lee first global male ambassador
Italian luxury brand Ferragamo announced on Monday the appointment of Jeno Lee as the Florentine company's first global male ambassador.
Dior opens its Dioriviera pop-up boutique and spa at Beverly Hills Hotel
On May 26, the French luxury brand took over the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and opened its Dioriviera pop-up boutique and a poolside Spa. The event will run until September.
New data shows end of UK VAT-free shopping again boosts Europe
The UK government has been asking for evidence that the end of the VAT-three shopping perk for tourists is hurting British retail and payment software specialist Planet came up with some of that again on Friday.
Valentino opens new Paris home on Avenue Montaigne
Valentino has unveiled its new store in Paris, having “reinvented itself” on Avenue Montaigne. The change of address gives it more space for its offer of both women’s and men’s RTW and accessories over three floors.
66°North launches festival exclusive capsule with Selfridges, Mia Regan shoots campaign
To mark the beginning of festival season, Icelandic outerwear brand 66°North has collaborated with high-end department store Selfridges on a exclusive unisex capsule collection.
Movado first quarter suffers on U.S. retail, wholesale
Movado Group announced on Thursday net sales decreased 11.3% to $144.9 million in the first quarter, as the watchmaker faced declines in its wholesale customers’ physical stores, online retail and Movado company stores.
Daniel Wellington unveils handbag line amid major strategic shift
Amid the splendor of the Ritz in Paris, Daniel Wellington unveiled its debut handbag line, the latest new development amid a major strategic shift for the Swedish watchmaker.
Happy Armani buoyant in 2022, says China bounces back in Q1 2023
Armani Group’s 2022 results have shown ongoing progress at one of the world’s best-known luxury names as net revenues jumped 16.5% to €2.35 billion and profit rose even faster.
Loewe opens in Japan first leather goods repairs store
The Spanish luxury label has chosen Japan, where it has been present for 50 years, to open a store entirely dedicated to the repair and maintenance of leather articles, the core of its product range.
Ferragamo launches Pre-Fall 2023 collection
The collection launches with a campaign, captured by Tyler Mitchell, marking a first for the brand under the creative direction of Maximilian Davis.
Hayley Menzies opens on Carnaby's Newburgh Street
London’s Carnaby continues to be a magnet for fashion independents with contemporary luxury brand Hayley Menzies choosing the Shaftesbury Capital operated area for its second London store.
Anine Bing opens in Covent Garden
Los Angeles-based fashion house Anine Bing has unveiled its new store in London’s Covent Garden, the brand’s third UK retail space.