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.
French luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective’s onward march is continuing with news that it has raised a further €178m in new finance, six months after a previous funding round. The firm is now valued at $1.7bn.
India's plan to tighten rules on its fast-growing e-commerce market has run into internal government dissent, with the Ministry of Finance describing some proposals as "excessive" and "without economic rationale".
Sergio Tacchini Europe and Sugi International have announced a new long-term footwear licence deal that will see products launching for AW22. Sugi will distribute the branded footwear to retailers across the EMEA region
South London outlet mall Icon Outlet at The O2 said sales during August reached record levels compared to the pre-pandemic period in 2019. Sales rose by 24%, average transaction value grew 11%, and footfall rose 10%.
Office dress codes may be more casual post-pandemic, but men still need to invest in smart suits for business. That could be good news for menswear as it means men need to buy a wider variety of clothing.
Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s — owner of the Tu Clothing brand — is aiming to drive sales higher by offering regular shoppers who have a Nectar loyalty card personalised discounts “on Sainsbury’s products and groceries”.