Kipling is continuing its brand reinvention and its latest step will be a move into hard-case luggage next year. The brand best known for its crinkle nylon material will launch a hard-shell range in February.
Fashion retailer Missguided is diving into the holiday market and while that doesn’t mean it’s directly organising fashion package tours, it has launched Missguided Vacays with comparison and deals website icelolly.com.
International shopper spending growth is slowing in the UK and that's bad news for luxury fashion labels, although on the plus side, those shoppers who do visit Britain seem to be spending more per transaction.
UK high street and travel retail newsagent WH Smith has delivered a surprise with news that it’s buying US travel retail specialist Marshall Retail for $400m/£312m, radically expanding its travel retail chain.
Shoppers may not be in the mood for lavish spending at the moment, but the retail sector is being “propped up” by spending on the part of international tourists. And luxury fashion is a key beneficiary of this.