Sustainability and the customer experience are more and more crucial for the luxury industry, as found in a study by media agency Initiative, which identified six clusters of luxury goods consumers in France.
After catching a bit of a winter chill over “disappointing” Christmas trading, Joules was more upbeat on Tuesday, talking of “robust" first-half sales for the pre-festive period, despite a profits dip.
During Paris Fashion Week, showroom for up-and-coming brands Designers Apartment shone the spotlight on 13 innovative brands working to make a name for themselves in an increasingly competitive and harsh environment.
Clariant will take a 10% stake in French cosmetics ingredients maker Plant Advanced Technologies , the Swiss specialty chemicals company said on Friday, setting up a strategic partnership between the two companies.
According to a recent report from The NPD Group, U.S. apparel retail is set for a resurgence in the next two years, with categories such as sweats, swimwear, sleepwear and dresses driving sales growth.