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UK furniture retailer Made.com posts wider half-yearly loss as costs rise

UK furniture retailer Made.com posts wider half-yearly loss as costs rise

Made.com reported wider half-yearly losses as the British online furniture retailer struggled with higher costs and heavy discounting.
Lifestyle
Prisma Media to launch French edition of Harper's Bazaar in March

Prisma Media to launch French edition of Harper's Bazaar in March

Prisma Media, France’s leading magazine publishing group, will launch the French edition of U.S women's fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar next March, as the group announced in a press release on Tuesday.
Fashion
Dior links with Harrods for Christmas celebration

Dior links with Harrods for Christmas celebration

​With the key festive selling season looming, Dior has announced that it’s paying “tribute to the unbreakable ties it has woven with Harrods over nearly 70 years, and to Christian Dior’s love of Christmas celebrations”. 
Luxury
Never Fully Dressed dips its toes in Los Angeles

Never Fully Dressed dips its toes in Los Angeles

The brand created by British designer Lucy Aylen, and popularized thanks to Instagram, opened its first pop-up store at Platform shopping location in Los Angeles.
Fashion
Bed Bath & Beyond begins store closures

Bed Bath & Beyond begins store closures

Bed Bath & Beyond is starting to close stores, in an effort to rescue itself, and has disclosed dozens of the 150 stores it plans to close. 
Lifestyle
Shopify offers workers greater say in compensation structure to attract talent

Shopify offers workers greater say in compensation structure to attract talent

Shopify Inc said on Friday it has introduced a new compensation system that allows staff more flexibility in restructuring their awards between cash and equity, as it seeks to attract and retain workers.
Fashion
Inditex powers ahead in first half, early H2 sales stay positive

Inditex powers ahead in first half, early H2 sales stay positive

​Inditex reported its first-half results on Wednesday and once again showed why it’s such a hugely successful fashion retail giant. It saw a “very strong operating performance” with sales and profits at “historic highs”.
Fashion
Maison & Objet: Creativity in all its forms

Maison & Objet: Creativity in all its forms

French and international visitors in attendance, creative brands from the worlds of object design, fashion and home decoration: the third post-Covid edition of Maison & Objet in Paris got off to a vibrant start.
Lifestyle
Maison & Objet expects to host some 2,200 brands

Maison & Objet expects to host some 2,200 brands

Maison & Objet is kicking off on Thursday, September 8 at the Parc des expositions Paris Nord Villepinte. 2,200 brands are expected to attend this third post-Covid edition to see the return of international visitors.
Lifestyle
Giant Battersea Power Station mall to open on 14 October

Giant Battersea Power Station mall to open on 14 October

​It's finally happening. Nearly 40 years after Battersea Power Station closed as a working power generator, the listed historic site will reopen on 14 October as a major South London shopping and leisure destination.
Fashion
Department stores face growing CSR challenges

Department stores face growing CSR challenges

IADS, the international association of department stores, has provided an assessment of the increasingly complex social and environmental responsibility policies adopted by its corporate members.
Fashion
Very focuses on value with launch of ‘Everyday’ fashion and home label

Very focuses on value with launch of ‘Everyday’ fashion and home label

As consumers tighten their belts, Very has launched a 700-piece value-focused collection called Everyday. It takes in women’s, men’s, and kidswear, as well as homewares such as furniture, lighting, and bedding. 
Fashion
Redress Design Award winner to be announced on September 7

Redress Design Award winner to be announced on September 7

Redress, an NGO fighting against textile waste, will hold the final show for the Redress Design Award 2022 in Hong Kong on September 7. Ten international designers have been selected for the competition’s final event.
Lifestyle
Paul Smith unveils first homewares offer for AW22

Paul Smith unveils first homewares offer for AW22

UK fashion house Paul Smith has expanded its lifestyle credentials with a move into homewares. It’s a “sophisticated collection that speaks to the timelessness of the stripe”, we’re told.
Lifestyle
Abercrombie & Fitch reveals new "getaway-inspired" store design concept

Abercrombie & Fitch reveals new "getaway-inspired" store design concept

​Abercrombie & Fitch on August 8 announced a “refreshing new store experience inspired by the brand’s intention of making every day feel as exceptional as the start of a long weekend”. 
Fashion
Eurozone retail sales drop more than expected in June as prices rise

Eurozone retail sales drop more than expected in June as prices rise

Euro zone retail sales plunged more than expected in June as prices at factory gates continued to rise, data showed Wednesday, signalling a weakness in consumer demand that could herald a recession in H2.
Fashion