Fast-growing sports label Castore has expanded its McLaren deal to the car marque's Forumula One team. The brand is adding the important new element to its link-up after the launch of their first collection last year.
In-store retail spending for indy fashion retailers over the Black Friday shopping period was up 55% compared to an average week, but the discounting rate was 480% higher, as they worked hard to attract consumer spend.
Without doubt, the most important show of the London season has to be Grace Wales Bonner, the LVMH Prize winner of two years ago; whose fall-winter collection was a wonderful study of exile from the Caribbean.
Retail chains may be closing down underperforming stores fast but indy stores are being opened more often this year in Britain and this is helping to support overall store numbers even as e-shopping grows.