It may seem like the worst possible time to open a new physical shop, but luxury bag brand Strathberry is betting on the revival of in-person shopping with its first store in key destination, Edinburgh.
A decade ago, Arkadiusz Likus opened Vitkac, realizing a dream – launching Warsaw’s one and only truly fashionable department store. And he honed his game plan from a famed fashion executive, the late Yves Carcelle.
The UK department stores sector is reeling post-pandemic and after news that John Lewis is reviewing its strategy, it has emerged that Debenhams' owner could go under and half of Harvey Nichols' stores remain shut.
Harvey Nichols is the third big name in just a couple of days to be mulling job cuts in the near future. The company is looking at removing roles from all of its stores, although it's trying to minimise the impact.
The NYC-based designer will not host a runway show in September, calling on the fashion industry to rethink the system. The brand will instead present its collection in Fall, while also reorganizing its own rhythms.