Selfridges had already told us that its Boxing Day clearance sale business was buoyant and at the weekend it said the Christmas season as a whole was better than ever with rising footfall and strong full-price sales.
L'Oréal's deal with David Beckham will see the debut of House 99, a 21-piece grooming line next month, with its Harvey Nichols debut showing that this is intended to be no flash-in-the-pan mass-market celebrity brand.
UK-based underwear and swimwear maker Wacoal EMEA has reported rising turnover in its financial year to March 31 2017. But that didn’t help its bottom line and it also reported a drop in its pre-tax profit.
There have been plenty of questions in recent periods about just how successful the Victoria Beckham label is. But now a new cash injection has seen it valued at £100 million and positioned it for growth.