Fashion sales at John Lewis increased 7.8% for the week to June 27 compared with the previous year, boosted by strong performance from kids’ shoes and both women’s and men’s brands.
The assets of bespoke tailoring business Cheshire Bespoke and London menswear store Lutwyche have been sold to its founder Tony Lutwyche and a consortium of new investors.
The largest-ever retrospective exhibition of the late designer Alexander McQueen’s work is to open throughout the night for its final two weekends.
As the old retail adage has it, the customer is king. But today this monarch is becoming increasingly trying, demanding goods to be delivered quicker than ever before, in locations that suit the customer rather than the retailer.
Independent retailers are hoping to make hay while the sun shines by maintaining full-price sales despite heavy discounting on the high street and online, with some topping up in-season stock to make the most of the July heatwave.
The soon-to-open Rare School of Fashion in Liverpool has named British fashion designer Shaun Kearney as its first patron.
Lifestyle brand Boxfresh has appointed Achim Leidel as sales director for all German-speaking countries
Next has retained its head of menswear design, Simon Hawksworth, who was due to join Marks & Spencer in the same role later this month.
Italian etailer Yoox has appointed former Asda multichannel technology director Alex Alexander as chief information officer, with immediate effect.
Berlin trade shows are facing growing competition from London in the battle to attract UK brands and buyers.
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