Hopes that strong retail sales in the summer would continue into early autumn seem to have been dashed — at least that’s the case according to the earliest of the monthly retail sales reports to come out.
UK consumer confidence took a knock in September and it’s easy to understand why, given concerns about rising fuel and food prices, growing headline inflation, tax hikes, empty shelves and the end of the furlough scheme.
The department store chain has joined forces with the pioneering athleisure label to launch Juicy by Juicy Couture, an exclusive brand expansion offering an affordable and inclusive take on the label’s signature styles.
Alberta Ferretti and Fausto Puglisi for Cavalli showed contrasting visions of femininity; one based on crochet and craftsmanship, the other on posh-punk rebellion, as Milan Fashion Week suddenly gathers major momentum.
Jaden Smith has just launched a pop-up at Selfridges in London via the his MSFTSrep label. The products are also available via the Selfridges webstore and pop-ups at its branches in Birmingham and Manchester.
Covid-19 was no friend to cash. The pandemic saw retail transactions via payment cards rocket in 2020, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Cash now accounts for just 15% of total spending in retail.
Luxury lifestyle brand BALR is relaunching in Britain and Ireland this season and has appointed Start agency as its UK sales partner. The label launches in lHarvey Nichols, Selfridges, and the expanding Flannels chain.
French luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective’s onward march is continuing with news that it has raised a further €178m in new finance, six months after a previous funding round. The firm is now valued at $1.7bn.