Australia, a country known for punching above its weight in sport, literature, cinema, media, wine and the pursuit of happiness, has tended to underperform when it comes to fashion. One major exception is Zimmermann.
If there's one sector that doesn't seem to be struggling, it's the market for counterfeit goods with Rolex, Louis Vuitton and Gucci featuring among the brands whose counterfeits are the most popular online.
LVMH, the world's leading maker of luxury goods, said Monday that sales and profits had bounced back strongly in the first six months of 2021 as demand soared after the pandemic-induced slump last year.
Selfridges is for sale with a formal auction process about to start. It hasn’t been announced by its owners, the Westons, but a news report said Credit Suisse will be canvassing prospective buyers “imminently”.
In a month that's shaping up to be huge as far as luxury deals are concerned, the latest news is that LVMH is boosting its stake in Off-White. Virgil Abloh's streetwear label will now be 60% owned by the French giant.
Department store Liberty has filed its results for the year to the end of January and said that it was "significantly impacted" by the three separate Covid lockdown in the UK that dented footfall to its London flagship.
Watches of Switzerland issued an ambitious strategy update on Thursday and aims to accelerate its growth by strengthening its UK luxury watch leadership, as well as becoming market leader in the US and entering the EU.