Kate Spade has opened its first full-price standalone UK store outside of central London with its Bluewater debut. The Tapestry-owned brand has opened close to sister label Coach’s still-new location.
A raft of high profile luxury brands including Chanel, Clavin Klein and Ted Baker are set to open stores at St Pancras International as the busy London station reports strong footfall and retail performances.
Aspinal of London has recruited Lisa Montague, former president and CEO of Loewe, as its new CEO as it eyes growth in the UK and the Middle East following investment from Four Seasons earlier this year.
High-end bags brand Aspinal of London said sales soared 27% in its latest year, hitting £23.7m in the year to March 31 2016. That highlighted why it is seen as a takeover target for European and Asian luxury investors.