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.
LFW may not be what’s normally associated with the George at Asda brand, but the value-priced label chose the event to launch its AW21 collection with a short film that pushes sustainability and its exclusive designs.
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.
The San Francisco-based online styling service reported net revenue of $571.2 million for the fourth quarter on Tuesday and also announced the launch of its new Stitch Fix Freestyle shopping experience.
Emma Raducanu is fast becoming one of fashion’s favourite sports stars. Only a week after appearing as a last-minute addition to the Met Gala red carpet in a Chanel dress, she’s been confirmed as a Tiffany ambassador.
Berghaus has upped its already strong commitment to sustainability, launching its Good Wood Project “to celebrate all trees, while also growing new ones”. The outdoor-wear specialist is to plant 2 million trees a year.
Hackett London has a new force to drive its AW21 collection campaign. The heritage/fashion menswear brand has hired British racing driver and former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button to front the new campaign.