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VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

European outlet malls operator VIA Outlets has unveiled a new corporate look and feel “following an extensive rebranding undertaking”.
Luxury
Hope for city centre retail as office workers return

Hope for city centre retail as office workers return

City centre retail has suffered from the pandemic as tourists haven’t returned in large numbers and office workers stay home. But there’s  hope, with signs of office workers returning to semi-normal working patterns.
Fashion
Anya Hindmarch Village adds pop-up 'greengrocer'

Anya Hindmarch Village adds pop-up 'greengrocer'

Engaging concepts to entice shoppers are just as essential at the top end of the market and until International tourists return in numbers, stores are having to be extra creative to attract those extra shoppers.
Fashion
Shaftesbury hails recovery in West End footfall

Shaftesbury hails recovery in West End footfall

​London's West End may still be a long way from normality, but the key shopping neighbourhood is bouncing back and on Monday, major landlord Shaftesbury emphasised that fact with its latest trading update.
Fashion
Hermès bounces back as H1 beats both 2020 and 2019

Hermès bounces back as H1 beats both 2020 and 2019

​Hermès became the latest luxury group to announce a rebound on Friday as the upscale leather goods and fashion maker saw its sales soaring during Q2 and the first half as a whole.
Luxury
NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

​Visitors have been returning to the West End of London in large numbers in the past week since so-called Freedom Day last Monday when just about all lockdown restrictions were eased in England.
Fashion
Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is for sale with a formal auction process about to start. It hasn’t been announced by its owners, the Westons, but a news report said Credit Suisse will be canvassing prospective buyers “imminently”.
Luxury
Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Department store Liberty has filed its results for the year to the end of January and said that it was "significantly impacted" by the three separate Covid lockdown in the UK that dented footfall to its London flagship.
Fashion
Karl Lagerfeld to open Marbella luxury villa estate in 2021

Karl Lagerfeld to open Marbella luxury villa estate in 2021

The house of Karl Lagerfeld is to open a luxury villa estate named Karl Lagerfeld Villas Marbellas by end 2021 in a deal with Sierra Bianca Estates.
Luxury
Mulberry to exit Paris store, but will open new location when tourism re-starts

Mulberry to exit Paris store, but will open new location when tourism re-starts

​Luxury group Mulberry said on Tuesday that its wholly owned French subsidiary is to end the lease of its store at 275 Rue Saint Honoré and exit the property early.
Luxury
Walgreens Boots Alliance has better Q3 as Boots recovery starts

Walgreens Boots Alliance has better Q3 as Boots recovery starts

​Boots owner Walgreens Boots Alliance said its Q3 results exceeded expectations and it raised its full-year guidance to around 10% growth in earnings per share (EPS).
Beauty
Luxury is recovering, China and US are key, Europe stays cautious

Luxury is recovering, China and US are key, Europe stays cautious

​The global luxury market is gradually recovering and should return to pre-pandemic levels by next year, a new report shows. 
Luxury
Brand values soar in pandemic, Nike, ASOS, Uniqlo and Vuitton all prosper

Brand values soar in pandemic, Nike, ASOS, Uniqlo and Vuitton all prosper

The world's most valuable apparel and luxury labels saw their values surging during the pandemic, according to Kantar’s BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands 2021 report released Monday. 
Fashion
Oxford Circus to 'rival Times Square' in transformation drive

Oxford Circus to 'rival Times Square' in transformation drive

An ambitious plan to transform Oxford Circus into pedestrian-friendly piazzas has been announced with an international design competition kicking off to decide just how the key shopping area will look for decades ahead.
Fashion
Selfridges owners reportedly mull sale with £4bn price tag

Selfridges owners reportedly mull sale with £4bn price tag

​Selfridges is reportedly up for sale — or at least its owners are exploring their options — after a mystery buyer approached the business with an offer, reports claimed on Friday.
Luxury
Rimowa x Chaos collab unveiled as travel is back on the agenda

Rimowa x Chaos collab unveiled as travel is back on the agenda

​LVMH-owned luggage brand Rimowa has launched a collab with London-based accessories label Chaos. The company said the two labels are “united by their common appreciation for luxurious design and innovative solutions”.
Luxury