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Elsewhere in Paris: Isabel Marant, Leonard, Moynat and Baccarat

Elsewhere in Paris: Isabel Marant, Leonard, Moynat and Baccarat

The rain from the Bay of Biscay may have engulfed the City of Light, but the mood was sunny and optimistic at Isabel Marant and Leonard, quietly confident at Moynat and effervescent at Baccarat.
Fashion
Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up. 
Fashion
H&M Home opens first French standalone in Paris

H&M Home opens first French standalone in Paris

​H&M has opened the doors of its first standalone store for its growing H&M Home concept with a debut in Paris at 14, boulevard de Capucines.
Fashion
M&S buoyant as fashion demand recovers

M&S buoyant as fashion demand recovers

​There was some good news coming out of Marks & Spencer for once on Friday as it upgraded its profit outlook after shoppers went online to buy more of its revamped clothing offer and also bought plenty of its foods.
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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
Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

​Hermès reopened its via Montenapoleone store in Milan on July 9 and said it starts a “a new chapter in the history that has linked Italy to the French house since 1987”.
Luxury
N Brown sales, profits drop, but tech and transformation plan are delivering

N Brown sales, profits drop, but tech and transformation plan are delivering

Fashion e-tailer N Brown has delivered full-year results for the period to the end of February and it's no surprise that they were weaker than the previous financial year. But the company seemed upbeat for the future.
Fashion
M&S revamps leadership team as next step of strategy

M&S revamps leadership team as next step of strategy

​M&S has unveiled a major realignment of its senior leadership team with CEO Steve Rowe making the changes after saying the firm has finished the ‘Fixing the Basics’ part of its strategy and is ready for the next step.
Fashion
Historic Arthur Beale set to ship out of central London as pandemic devastates business

Historic Arthur Beale set to ship out of central London as pandemic devastates business

Arthur Beale, one of the oldest stores in London, is to close permanently next month. The storied yacht chandler on Shaftesbury Avenue, adjacent to Covent Garden, is to shut its doors after 150 years in the location.
Fashion
John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

​John Lewis unveils its revamped Edinburgh store on Friday after a major refurbishment. The focus is on making the store a must-visit destination, with experiences and expertise that can’t be replicated online.
Fashion
Home, Label and kidswear boost Next in Q1, upgrades guidance

Home, Label and kidswear boost Next in Q1, upgrades guidance

​Next continued to show just how strong it has been in recent periods on Thursday as the retailer increased its guidance due to sales dipping only slightly in the latest quarter.
Fashion
H&M Home x Diane von Furstenberg prepares to launch next week

H&M Home x Diane von Furstenberg prepares to launch next week

​The H&M Home x Diane von Furstenberg collection launches next week featuring the “bold prints that von Furstenberg is renowned for, such as zebra and leopard, a kissable lip pattern and abstract signature lettering”.
Lifestyle
Swarovski unveils new creative direction in Champs-Elysées boutique

Swarovski unveils new creative direction in Champs-Elysées boutique

Swarovski, the world’s premier crystal supplier, has unveiled its latest new concept store, named Instant Wonder, a high-color boutique on Paris' Champs-Elysées.
Luxury
John Lewis to cut prices on reopening

John Lewis to cut prices on reopening

In a tough week announcing more store closures and poor trading figures, John Lewis Partnership was at least able to deliver some positive news for consumers.
Fashion
John Lewis loss tops £500m as it plans further store closures

John Lewis loss tops £500m as it plans further store closures

The headline news may have been about John Lewis's pre-tax loss of £517m in the year to January. But more newsworthy was that it said “we do not expect to reopen all our John Lewis shops at the end of lockdown”.
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Covent Garden landlord Capco upbeat on 2021 prospects

Covent Garden landlord Capco upbeat on 2021 prospects

There are 34 days (and counting) to go until non-essential retail reopens in England and optimism mounts. And London's Covent Garden surely isn't alone in its enthusiasm to return to business.
Fashion