Last November, Italian leather goods distributor Blubox, the licensee for A.G. Spalding& Bros., secured the European production and distribution licence for RefrigiWear for five years, targeting 220 stores by 2022.
Swiss watchmakers Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille are snapping up stakes in their franchised shops, seeking to tighten their grip on the sales network as a growing number of top brands ditch wholesalers.
It’s been a busy month for the duo behind Chaos, a chaotically named brand that is anything but chaotic – even if the A in their logo is upside down. Opening both a Galeries Lafayette boutique and Paris pop up at Nous.
The number of vacant stores in the Netherlands has declined in 2017. Store vacancies are highest in medium-sized cities, while the number of vacancies in larger cities is almost the same as before the financial crisis.
Miss Sixty is targeting major European expansion as it repositions itself as a premium label under its Chinese owners. And that includes a store on Regent Street, an increasingly popular destination for premium labels.