H&M said costs had slashed its profits, the latest fast-fashion retailer to feel the pinch as consumers cut back, while LVMH and Salvatore Ferragamo reported the damage to luxury caused by China's Covid-19 policies.
The sustainable brand has opened a 149 square metre sustainable shop in the new shopping area of Madrid's financial district. Other brands such as Scalpers and Mango will soon also open stores in the space.
What did Friday’s CBI survey report show for January? Lower sales volumes as retail got off to a slow start despite the clearance sales. They're expected to decline again next month too, “but at a slightly slower pace”.
Global events company Hyve Group has appointment Julie Harris as a non-executive director, effective 2 February. She will take on the role of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee Chair.
Lark London is embarking on its first retail venture outside the UK’s capital (but not too far out). The independent lifestyle boutique brand is to open at the Victoria Place shopping centre in Woking, Surrey, in March.
Online fashion marketplace Adaptista has partnered with the British Academy of Fashion Design to launch a scholarship programme aimed at encouraging people with disabilities to pursue an education in fashion design.
Fashion weeks never seem to stop in Paris. On Friday morning, the day after the haute couture season ended, Patou unveiled its Fall/Winter 2023 ready-to-wear collection. Guillaume Henry’s best for the house.
In 2022, fashion group Aeffe, owner of Alberta Ferretti and Moschino, grew in all regions except the Far East, with Italy up 17% and the rest of Europe by 59.3%, thanks especially to its direct retail performance.
Pepco’s budget chain Poundland is continuing to invest heavily in its stores this year with the creation of hundreds of new jobs and opening/relocation plans that will also see expansion for the Pep&Co clothing line.
ASOS is doubling down on its efforts to kickstart its recovery and has reportedly appointed a senior restructuring executive to its finance department, as it continues to talk to its syndicate of lenders.