The owners of fashion businesses like River Island, The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, Arcadia, Charles Tyrwhitt, New Look and Monsoon Accessorize have all seen their estimated personal wealth fall over the past year.
Less than two weeks after Hammerson said Next would be opening beauty halls in five vacated Debenhams spaces in its malls, two of the biggest have been taken off the list. But a further 10 could be added.
Wolford is taking a similar approach to some other companies in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and is seeking to raise cash by selling its HQ. It’s currently in talks to sell and rent back its property in Bregenz.
Ted Baker said Monday that stores accounting for 68% of annual retail sales are now shut. But while that’s bad news, it also had something good to report with e-tail up strongly and its HQ sold for a good price.