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Lalique teams up with upscale French eatery Daniel in New York City

Lalique teams up with upscale French eatery Daniel in New York City

The fine dining experience at Daniel has received a gloss up with help from French crystal brand Lalique. 
Lifestyle
N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

Northern Irish businesses urged Britain to tackle disruption to post-Brexit trade through negotiations with the European Union rather than pursuing unilateral plans published on Monday.
Fashion
H&M-backed project pilots CO2-capturing aprons at Stockholm restaurant

H&M-backed project pilots CO2-capturing aprons at Stockholm restaurant

A Stockholm restaurant crew is wearing cotton aprons that capture greenhouse gas from the air, in a pilot of a technique developed by H&M-backed researchers as the fashion industry struggles to lower its climate impact.
Lifestyle
Strong U.S. retail sales, manufacturing output boost economic outlook

Strong U.S. retail sales, manufacturing output boost economic outlook

U.S. retail sales rose strongly in April as consumers bought more motor vehicles amid an improvement in supply and increased spending at restaurants, providing a powerful boost to the economy.
Fashion
Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

​Good news for UK online fashion sales. Not so good news for digital beauty sales. Even worse for the e-tail industry as a whole. And after weak April numbers, it suggests the digital boom could well be over.
Fashion
Faire heads downunder with Australia entry

Faire heads downunder with Australia entry

Online wholesale marketplace Faire announced on Wednesday its entry into Australia, as the U.S. firm expands its global reach beyond North America and Europe. 
Fashion
Selfridges takes 'wellness' deep dive with new in-store experiences

Selfridges takes 'wellness' deep dive with new in-store experiences

​Selfridges is moving heavily into wellness with a focus on out-of-the-ordinary experiences and products designed to help consumers "discover new routes to happiness and wellbeing that benefit both you and our planet".
Luxury
Experienced Capital Partners diversifies into the restaurant industry

Experienced Capital Partners diversifies into the restaurant industry

The French growth capital fund, which usually invests in the fashion and beauty sector, has led a €10 million investment, raised for the Nouvelle Garde breweries.
Lifestyle
Maison Kitsuné opens first location in Canada

Maison Kitsuné opens first location in Canada

Franco-Japanese outfit Maison Kitsuné has opened its first location in Canada this month, taking up residence in Vancouver. 
Fashion
Fortnum & Mason has strong Christmas, despite making full-year loss

Fortnum & Mason has strong Christmas, despite making full-year loss

​Fortnum & Mason had a strong Christmas period, but its latest accounts for the year to last July also showed it swinging to a pre-tax loss for the first time since 2009.
Luxury
Recovery continues at M&S as Christmas quarter's fashion sales rise

Recovery continues at M&S as Christmas quarter's fashion sales rise

​M&S’s powerful recovery story continued over the Christmas period with the UK retail giant saying Thursday that constant currency sales rose 18.6% year-on-year and 8.9% compared to two years ago.
Fashion
Selfridges new owners have big plans for Oxford Street development

Selfridges new owners have big plans for Oxford Street development

​The new owners of Selfridges have major property development plans for the site in Oxford Street, London, with a luxury hotel and flats to be created. They will also continue to upgrade the main department store.
Luxury
Central and Signa win Selfridges, Holt Renfrew not included

Central and Signa win Selfridges, Holt Renfrew not included

​It’s official — Thailand’s Central and Austria’s Signa are buying Selfridges Group from the Weston family. The transaction “will create one of the world’s leading omnichannel luxury department store groups”.
Fashion
Fortnum & Mason names Burberry's Robertson to new post, aims for innovation

Fortnum & Mason names Burberry's Robertson to new post, aims for innovation

​Luxury London store Fortnum & Mason has named Iain Robertson to the newly created role of chief operating and innovation officer. He joins in February. 
Luxury
Mr Porter links with Glenfiddich and Nicholas Daley

Mr Porter links with Glenfiddich and Nicholas Daley

​We’re more used to hearing about fashion collabs from Mr Porter but the luxury e-tailer has just unveiled a link-up that suggests it’s nodding towards a wider lifestyle offer.
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