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Shaftesbury boosts London's Berwick Street ownership with new buy

Shaftesbury boosts London's Berwick Street ownership with new buy

Landlord Shaftesbury, which owns a 16-acre portfolio in London's West End, has just got a little bigger in the retail area. ​The property giant has acquired a long leasehold in the lower floors of 92-104 Berwick Street.
Fashion
Landsec success heralds return to profit, launches new leasing partner model

Landsec success heralds return to profit, launches new leasing partner model

​Property giant Landsec — which owns most of Bluewater — spoke of its strong financial and operational position Tuesday, “expecting to deliver material growth in income”. And that's with UK economic turbulence factored in.
Fashion
UK footfall slips back in latest week

UK footfall slips back in latest week

​UK footfall’s post-pandemic recovery took a hit last week as concerns over rising prices and worries over an impending recession deepened. There were negative numbers (almost) everywhere for the 8-14 May period. 
Fashion
Filippa K unveils first campaign under new creative chief

Filippa K unveils first campaign under new creative chief

​Swedish label Filippa K has unveiled its first campaign under its recently appointed Creative Director, Liisa Kessler, who previously designed for Saint Laurent, Chloé and Y/Project.
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Browns calls out AW22 trends: think pink, glam, long coats and denim reboot

Browns calls out AW22 trends: think pink, glam, long coats and denim reboot

Farfetch's luxury fashion store Browns has released its AW22 trend report and an overriding theme is a focus on sustainability, while a return to full-on glam party dressing, platform shoes and rebooted denim are key.
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Harrods sanctions high-spending Russian customers

Harrods sanctions high-spending Russian customers

Harrods is imposing sanctions on its Russian customers, restricting their spending capacity at the luxury London department store. The retailer will no longer sell them “luxury goods” worth more than £300.
Luxury
Victoria Beckham scores a coup for VB Body, appears on 14 Grazia covers globally

Victoria Beckham scores a coup for VB Body, appears on 14 Grazia covers globally

​We’re used to celebrities appearing on the front cover of lots of glossy magazines, but it’s rare that one famous face features on multiple international covers simultaneously.
Fashion
Tom Ford stepping down as Chairman of the CFDA

Tom Ford stepping down as Chairman of the CFDA

Tom Ford is stepping down as Chairman of the CFDA, bringing down the curtains on a three-year term at the organization, American fashion’s governing body, in a major suprise.  
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Digital native brand Bumpsuit opens in Harrods

Digital native brand Bumpsuit opens in Harrods

Maternitywear specialist Bumpsuit has chalked up a couple of firsts, with its first exclusive retail shopping experience in Harrods as well as it being the first time Harrods has hosted a maternity brand on such a scale.
Fashion
CEO of AllSaints joins British Retail Consortium board

CEO of AllSaints joins British Retail Consortium board

​The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has beefed up the non-executive directors on its board with the appointment of two new names, including Peter Wood, the CEO of AllSaints.
Fashion
Louis Vuitton Cruise 2023 shines under the California sun

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2023 shines under the California sun

After having paraded on the monumental footbridge of the Axe Majeur in Cergy, France, last year, Nicolas Ghesquière chose the monumental setting of the Salk Institute in San Diego to present his cruise 2023 collection.
Luxury
Weekend Max Mara: Have bag, will travel, with Pasticcino

Weekend Max Mara: Have bag, will travel, with Pasticcino

Have bag, will travel, especially with the Pasticcino, the freshly edited Weekend Max Mara handbag which began a global jaunt this week in Venice.
Fashion
Dsquared2’s eco pop-up store premières at Galeries Lafayette in Paris

Dsquared2’s eco pop-up store premières at Galeries Lafayette in Paris

The label has launched the ‘One Life One Planet’ capsule collection by opening a pop-up store until end of May at the Galeries Lafayette’s Champs-Elysées branch in Paris, to be followed by others around the world.
Luxury
Fashion Awards to take place on December 5 says BFC

Fashion Awards to take place on December 5 says BFC

​This year’s Fashion Awards will be the first truly-post-pandemic edition so it should be a big night with the British Fashion Council saying they’ll take place on December 5.
Fashion
Perfect Moment names luxe exec Gardner at commercial chief

Perfect Moment names luxe exec Gardner at commercial chief

London-based performance ski and sportswear brand Perfect Moment has named Anna Gardner as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
Fashion
Klarna Virtual Shopping launch aims to recreate in-store experience online

Klarna Virtual Shopping launch aims to recreate in-store experience online

​BNPL specialist Klarna has rolled out Virtual Shopping, “connecting online shoppers directly with experts in physical stores, through live video and messaging, to provide a highly personalised experience online”. 
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