Harrods is planning a major makeover of its London flagship with the work being the biggest in its history. It’s spending £200m on the store and its website to widen its already-strong appeal to global shoppers.
After outlining the evolution of Russian’s biggest luxury department store, TSUM, with its fashion director Alla Verber, FashionNetwork.com discussed the retailer’s e-commerce strategy with chairman Andreas Schmeidler.
“Our society is choking with aesthetics. Everything today is about the way things look; but rarely do people take the time to figure what things mean,” opined Pharrell Williams at a Chanel podcast recording in Colette.
Kinvara Balfour, the editor, It-Gal and consultant of cool, has launched an online series called The Visionaries, an all-inclusive project for the Instagram generation of insightful interviews with many fashion greats.
We’ve seen Armani Hotels; Ferragamo golf courses; Stella McCartney dual-use skyscrapers and Roberto Cavalli nightclubs. Next step in designer living, a Rock 'N' Roll hotel by hipster lifestyle brand Lola James Harper.
An emerald and diamond necklace set with the largest flawless white diamond ever to come to auction has sold for a world record 33.5 million Swiss francs (£25.82 million), the star lot at a Geneva sale, Christie’s said.
Outlet centre giant McArthurGlen saw sales rising fast in the last year as tourists from outside of Europe and price-conscious locals bought into its offer while higher-end new brands signed up to its malls