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Galerie Goossens expands the Chanel group marque into decoration

Galerie Goossens expands the Chanel group marque into decoration

Goossens, the preferred costume jewelry marque of Coco Chanel, has quietly expanded into decoration with a new boutique, Galerie Goossens, located at a key nerve center of luxury retailing in Paris.
Luxury
Sainsbury's half-year in-store clothing sales suffer, but Tu delivers online

Sainsbury's half-year in-store clothing sales suffer, but Tu delivers online

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s had mixed news to deliver Thursday with only some of it positive. Negative headlines included major job losses, Argos store closures and in-store clothing sales hit hard by the pandemic.
Fashion
French presidential palace requested LVMH letter - sources

French presidential palace requested LVMH letter - sources

France's presidential palace asked Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to send luxury goods company LVMH a letter advising it to defer its acquisition of U.S. jeweller Tiffany, two sources said.
Luxury
Giorgio Armani opens new boutique in Monte Carlo

Giorgio Armani opens new boutique in Monte Carlo

Giorgio Armani Group has opened his first signature boutique in Monte Carlo, Monaco, in the latest retail expansion by the legendary Italian designer and empire builder.
Fashion
Ben Sherman eyes branded property opportunities

Ben Sherman eyes branded property opportunities

A partnership with Brands Lab International will target “stylish properties” such as furnished apartments, boutique hotel lounges, scooter-cafes, gastropubs and student lounges.
Fashion
Dolce's Cabana - duo open in Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat

Dolce's Cabana - duo open in Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat

A select few fashion brands are managing to open boutiques this summer, but Dolce & Gabbana have chosen a more novel inauguration – a rarefied cabana in the Côte d’Azur’s legendary Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat.
Fashion
Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

British department store group Selfridges warned Tuesday that it plans to axe 450 jobs after sales slumped due to the coronavirus and the aftermath of the nationwide lockdown.
Fashion
Chanel haute couture evokes the glory days of Le Palace

Chanel haute couture evokes the glory days of Le Palace

Talk about a concise couture concept. Chanel unveiled its latest haute couture collection on Tuesday online, a stylish video that referenced the legendary Paris nightclub Le Palace in just one minute and 22 seconds.
Fashion
UK footfall helped by pub and hairdresser reopenings, but visitor traffic still low

UK footfall helped by pub and hairdresser reopenings, but visitor traffic still low

The reopening of pubs and other leisure outlets in England may have boosted evening footfall at the weekend, but retail football in general remained well below that of a year ago.
Fashion
Cannes travel retail show cancelled as duty free reels from air travel halt

Cannes travel retail show cancelled as duty free reels from air travel halt

The Tax Free World Association has cancelled its flagship World Exhibition that was due to take place in Cannes in September and October.
Fashion
Furnishing retailer Dunelm gets access to coronavirus funding scheme

Furnishing retailer Dunelm gets access to coronavirus funding scheme

Home furnishings retailer Dunelm said on Thursday it was eligible to access funds under the government's Covid Corporate Financing Facility, as it drew down all available credit to see it through the coronavirus crisis.
Lifestyle
Giorgio Armani closing Milan hotel and commercial businesses during coronavirus lockdown

Giorgio Armani closing Milan hotel and commercial businesses during coronavirus lockdown

Giorgio Armani has decided to temporarily close down its luxury hotel, restaurants and all its boutiques in Milan, the company announced Tuesday evening, in reaction to the rapid spread of coronavirus in Italy.
Lifestyle
Matchesfashion to open new office in Bristol on city's tech reputation

Matchesfashion to open new office in Bristol on city's tech reputation

Describing Bristol as a tech hub, luxury fashion retailer Matchesfashion has announced plans to open a new office in the city, and hire about 70 employees as part of the process.
Luxury
Macron fêtes fashion at Dîner de la Mode in the Élysée Palace; praises contribution of foreign designers to France

Macron fêtes fashion at Dîner de la Mode in the Élysée Palace; praises contribution of foreign designers to France

Emmanuel Macron fêted fashion creativity with a gilded dinner inside the Élysée Palace on Monday night, praising the imaginative foreign elements in the industry, but picking out Jean-Paul Gaultier for special praise.
Fashion
Ex-Luxottica boss Guerra to head LVMH's hospitality, restaurant business - sources

Ex-Luxottica boss Guerra to head LVMH's hospitality, restaurant business - sources

Former Luxottica boss Andrea Guerra is set to join LVMH to head the French luxury goods giant's hospitality and restaurant business, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Lifestyle
Fashion king Kenzo on his exit from retirement for one final fling

Fashion king Kenzo on his exit from retirement for one final fling

He could be sipping cocktails in his silk slippers yet fashion legend Kenzo is back at the age of 80, throwing himself into the world of interior design Friday with the launch of his new brand, K3.
Luxury