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UK Black Friday transactions beat pre-Covid numbers says Barclaycard

UK Black Friday transactions beat pre-Covid numbers says Barclaycard

​Black Friday spending volumes exceeded those of both 2020 and the pre-pandemic shopping day in 2019, Barclaycard said as stores closed on Friday.
Fashion
Black Friday's big! Close to £9bn spend expected this year - reports

Black Friday's big! Close to £9bn spend expected this year - reports

​Predictions are all pointing in one direction: this year’s Black Friday spending in the UK is lining up to be one of the biggest (and most important) yet for the start of the Golden Quarter.
Fashion
Luxury: how can sector deal with radical rejuvenation of clientèle?

Luxury: how can sector deal with radical rejuvenation of clientèle?

By 2025, 70% of luxury consumers will be aged below 40, forcing labels to revise their approach and values, broadening them to include more culture-based elements, according to the latest study by Bain & Co.
Luxury
Roland Mouret in administration as pandemic claims latest business victim

Roland Mouret in administration as pandemic claims latest business victim

Roland Mouret has placed his fashion company into administration, a move widely expected after the business was crushed by the pandemic.
Fashion
Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

​David Beckham retains his status as a top global fashion influencer even though younger celebrities such as Harry Styles are also making a huge impact now. And for women, Billie Eilish is top of a new ranking.
Fashion
Griff, Henry Holland, Elsa Majimbo join Fashion Awards red carpet line-up

Griff, Henry Holland, Elsa Majimbo join Fashion Awards red carpet line-up

The British Fashion Council has been teasing the content of Monday’s Fashion Awards for some time now, and on Friday it released more information for the TikTok-sponsored event with a focus on the red carpet.
Fashion
Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

​Major retail landlord Landsec has unveiled a new, “customer-centric approach” to accelerate its retail strategy. The Bluewater owner has a new retail structure to build "closer relationships with brand partners".
Fashion
Hugo Boss gets major loan linked to sustainability targets

Hugo Boss gets major loan linked to sustainability targets

​Hugo Boss has become the latest major fashion name to link its financing to green goals. The German giant — in which Frasers Group owns a large stake — has secured a syndicated loan with a sustainability component.
Luxury
Burberry links with Marcus Rashford to boost literacy skills

Burberry links with Marcus Rashford to boost literacy skills

​Burberry has linked up with football star Marcus Rashford (who’s also appeared in its campaigns) to support organisations in the UK and abroad helping disadvantaged children develop their literacy skills. 
Luxury
Dior and ASOS are "most trusted" fashion brands - report

Dior and ASOS are "most trusted" fashion brands - report

​Dior is the “most trusted” fashion brand for UK consumers, analysis from money.co.uk shows, based on Trustpilot reviews of over 100 worldwide brands. Dior also comes top of the list of the most trusted consumer brands.
Fashion
Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

​“Christmas came early” for UK retail in November. At least, that’s what some said as the latest CBI quarterly Distributive Trades Survey on Thursday showed sales were “good for the time of year”.
Fashion
Prada's heir designate vows to keep group in family hands

Prada's heir designate vows to keep group in family hands

Lorenzo Bertelli, the eldest son and heir designate to Prada's Chief Executive Patrizio Bertelli, vowed to keep the family-controlled luxury fashion group independent when he takes the reins.
Luxury
Mulberry plans UK production expansion after recovery sets in

Mulberry plans UK production expansion after recovery sets in

Mulberry could expand its UK production, it said after delivering a strong set of results. It has already added an extra production line in Somerset and could add another if sales growth is sustained.
Luxury
Farfetch, Clipper Logistics form JV for global luxury e-fulfilment solution

Farfetch, Clipper Logistics form JV for global luxury e-fulfilment solution

​Farfetch has announced a new joint venture with UK-based logistics giant Clipper Logistics to create a major international e-fulfilment operation dedicated to the luxury industry.
Luxury
Canada Goose appoints new president of APAC

Canada Goose appoints new president of APAC

As it continues to build out its presence in Asia-Pacific, the Canadian outerwear company has announced the appointment of luxury industry vet Paul Cadman as president of its business in the region.
Fashion
Toni Belloni of LVMH says group mulling creation of a Louis Vuitton know-how centre in Italy

Toni Belloni of LVMH says group mulling creation of a Louis Vuitton know-how centre in Italy

Passing through Italy, the LVMH group’s managing director gave details about the group’s sourcing strategy and mentioned various projects, from Pucci’s relaunch to the plan to build a Louis Vuitton factory in Tuscany.
Luxury