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Saint Laurent opens café, exhibition space at Rive Droite store in Paris

Saint Laurent opens café, exhibition space at Rive Droite store in Paris

The Saint Laurent Rive Droite store, located at 213 rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, is about to unveil its new café and the ‘African Art’ exhibition, both open to the public from September 15.
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Fendi opens pop-up café and Peekaboo bar at Harrods

Fendi opens pop-up café and Peekaboo bar at Harrods

Fendi has opened an Italian café on the fifth floor of Harrods as part of an exclusive summer takeover at the Knightsbridge store.
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Bethany Williams presents Butterfly Café

Bethany Williams presents Butterfly Café

This spring Bethany Williams received the latest Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. On Monday afternoon the LVMH Prize finalist for 2019 staged her latest show at an archbishop’s palace.
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With Eataly, Galeries Lafayette enters the experiential era

With Eataly, Galeries Lafayette enters the experiential era

This week’s launch of Eataly in the hip Paris neighbourhood of the Marais by the Galeries Lafayette group marks an important new chapter for the high-end French retail group –  its entrance into the experiential era.
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Antoine Arnault invests in Paris restaurant Lapérouse with Benjamin Patou

Antoine Arnault invests in Paris restaurant Lapérouse with Benjamin Patou

Bernard Arnault’s eldest son, in charge of image and communication for the LVMH group, has bought a minority stake in Parisian restaurant Lapérouse, owned by Benjamin Patou’s Moma Group since last year.
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Fortnum & Mason to open first international standalone with Hong Kong debut

Fortnum & Mason to open first international standalone with Hong Kong debut

​Fortnum & Mason will open its first international store this year with a debut in Hong Kong to tap into the growing Chinese appetite for luxury as well as Hong Kong’s destination status for tourists.
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Ralph Lauren opens Ralph's Café on boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris

Ralph Lauren opens Ralph's Café on boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris

On Friday, the Ralph Lauren store in boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, is opening a café for the duration of the Fashion Week only, a concept the US label already tested in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York.
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Giorgio opens new Armani Caffè and stages Emporio show

Giorgio opens new Armani Caffè and stages Emporio show

Thursday was a busy day for Giorgio Armani who staged his latest Emporio show in the morning; opened his radically revamped Armani Caffè; and feted fashion week at an after party in his own personal nightclub in Milan.
Luxury
Jack Wills to open café and bar in London flagship store

Jack Wills to open café and bar in London flagship store

Jack Wills has teamed up with coffee shop operator Bear to open a café and bar in its Kingly Street flagship store in London and give customers more reasons to visit and spend time in store.
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H&M opens first UK café at Westfield London

H&M opens first UK café at Westfield London

H&M has brought its in-store café concept, Pleats, for the first time to the UK, opening within its store at Westfield White City this week.
Fashion
Fortnum & Mason sees 12% revenue growth in ‘exceptional’ trading year

Fortnum & Mason sees 12% revenue growth in ‘exceptional’ trading year

The London-based luxury department store has revealed its sixth consecutive year of double-digit growth, fuelled by demand from both overseas and domestic customers. 
Luxury
Italian multibrand retail concept Slowear Venezia opens second Tokyo store

Italian multibrand retail concept Slowear Venezia opens second Tokyo store

The Italian multibrand retail concept has boosted its presence in Japan, its main overseas market, by opening a second, 90-square-metre Tokyo store in the Marunouchi district.
Fashion
Fortnum & Mason opens in the City's Royal Exchange as three pop-ups also debut

Fortnum & Mason opens in the City's Royal Exchange as three pop-ups also debut

The conversion of The City of London to a major retail destination has been given further weight with Fortnum & Mason having just opened a new branch there.
Luxury
UK high streets suffer record net drop in store numbers

UK high streets suffer record net drop in store numbers

Britain's high streets are losing shops at a record rate in the most testing retail and leisure climate in five years, research by PwC showed on Friday.
Fashion
Zara Home announces new head as Eva Cardenas exits

Zara Home announces new head as Eva Cardenas exits

Eva Cardenas is stepping down as director of Inditex’s Zara Home, a role she has held since the homeware brand’s creation in 2003, for personal reasons. 
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U.S. retail sales increase less than expected in September

U.S. retail sales increase less than expected in September

U.S. retail sales barely rose in September as a rebound in motor vehicle purchases was offset by the biggest drop in spending at restaurants and bars in nearly two years.
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