It’s official — Thailand’s Central and Austria’s Signa are buying Selfridges Group from the Weston family. The transaction “will create one of the world’s leading omnichannel luxury department store groups”.
Karl Lagerfeld, design great, legendary illustrator, Paris’ greatest conversationalist and photographer, was also a brilliant photographer of architecture. And now he will brand a unique series of couture villas.
Happy Hammerson. The property giant has found a key replacement to fill the empty anchor space at its giant Bullring mall in Birmingham after Debenhams closed in May. Marks & Spencer is to take the key position.
The owner of the Ikea furniture brand said on Wednesday it would raise prices due to supply chain challenges far into 2022, after it reported a drop in full-year profit due to higher transport and raw material costs.
Fast-expanding retailer Next delivered a Q3 trading update on Wednesday and brief though it was, it showed how the business continues to be one of the most successful and best-run in the UK fashion sector.
Ikea has agreed to buy the iconic former flagship store of British fashion chain Topshop in London's Oxford Circus from the administrators of bankrupt owner Arcadia Group, part of its push to open inner-city outlets.
Freemans is on an early ad attack in a bid to gain a promotional advantage in the run up to Christmas. The launch of three TV ads for AW21 comes three weeks earlier than in 2020 “to meet customer demand".
At the event’s inaugural conference, Pascal Morand, executive president of the French Haute Couture and Fashion Federation, presented a software to measure the event's impact, and the federation’s support of new labels.
Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up.
Following Sacai's Chitose Abe, it's the Belgian designer's turn to take charge of Haute Couture at Jean Paul Gaultier for a season. His collection will be unveiled at the brand's Parisian headquarters in January 2022.
For the first time, two top Italian labels have joined forces and combined their creative perspectives to design two collections in one, Fendi by Versace and Versace by Fendi, which will be commercialised next May.