Under parent company EssilorLuxottica, Persol has experienced some key moments of growth within the past year, having opened its premiere New York boutique, and third Persol store globally, in November.
From Maison Kitsuné to L’Exception, Archive 18-20 and Yves Saint Laurent, many Parisian fashion labels and stores have introduced a café area, the latest being A.P.C., opening its café from November 20 to January 31.
The app designed to inform customers about the environmental and social commitments made by fashion brands is soon to launch on app stores. Formerly called Clothparency, it has now settled on the name Clear Fashion.
Audacia, a fund led by Charles Beigbeider, has sold its minority stake in the label A.P.C., acquired in 2012. A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou is now owns 100% of the shares and is not seeking a new investor.
For its second summer edition at the Carreau du Temple in Paris, Première Vision’s trade show dedicated to materials for luxury brands’ pre-collections attracted 1,311 visitors, a 3.5 percent increase from last season.