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Luxury shoppers increasingly focus on sustainability, the metaverse - report

Luxury shoppers increasingly focus on sustainability, the metaverse - report

A new BCG and Comité Colbert study shows that 65% of consumers “take into account companies' commitment to sustainable development when deciding on their purchases” and that luxury still needs to do more to excel online.
Luxury
WBA ends Boots auction as bidders fail to meet its price

WBA ends Boots auction as bidders fail to meet its price

After months of speculation about who would become the new owner of the UK health and beauty Boots business, the answer is… nobody. Its current owner has pulled it from sale with buyers unwilling to pay a premium price.
Beauty
Warpaint London strong in 2022, UK and Europe doing well

Warpaint London strong in 2022, UK and Europe doing well

​Beauty specialist Warpaint London's update on Monday and said “the group has experienced strong trading in 2022 to date with the brands' proposition resonating with customers, both in the UK and internationally”.
Beauty
Viktor&Rolf names FKA Twigs as face of new fragrance

Viktor&Rolf names FKA Twigs as face of new fragrance

Viktor&Rolf announced on Tuesday the appointment of singer FKA Twigs as the luxury brand's latest campaign face for its new fragrance, 'Good Fortune'. 
Beauty
Veronica Beard opens first international store in London

Veronica Beard opens first international store in London

​Veronica Beard has opened a London store with the label debuting in a historic building on Bruton Street in the heart of upscale Mayfair.
Fashion
Franchise Group in talks to keep Kohl's management team after a sale

Franchise Group in talks to keep Kohl's management team after a sale

Franchise Group, the preferred bidder to acquire Kohl's, is in discussions to keep the retailer's top management team, including CEO Michelle Gass, if the planned sale is finalized. 
Fashion
Boss tech-enabled mega flagship opens on Oxford Street, offers personalisation

Boss tech-enabled mega flagship opens on Oxford Street, offers personalisation

​The wraps have finally been taken off the new Boss store that has been tantalising passers-by on Oxford Street in recent months. The megastore proves that the street retains its appeal for big names in fashion.
Fashion
Slowear group back at Pitti Uomo, set to open New York store

Slowear group back at Pitti Uomo, set to open New York store

After a six-year absence, Venetian apparel group Slowear returns to Pitti Uomo with the Incotex Blue Division collection's second season, while preparing to open its second store in New York at the end of June.
Fashion
Unilever switches some ingredients due to commodities shortages, eco issues

Unilever switches some ingredients due to commodities shortages, eco issues

Unilever has changed the ingredient make-up for some of its products like deodorants and packaged food to cut costs, mitigate supply constraints and ensure they're sustainable.
Beauty
Pitti Uomo: Roy Roger's celebrates its 70th anniversary in style

Pitti Uomo: Roy Roger's celebrates its 70th anniversary in style

The pioneer of Italian-made denim is expanding rapidly and treating itself to shoots by photographer Bruce Weber and a grand party at Palazzo Vecchio to celebrate its 70th anniversary during Pitti Uomo.
Fashion
Pitti Uomo 102 gets off on the right foot

Pitti Uomo 102 gets off on the right foot

With Grace Wales Bonner's show as the opening act, the Florentine trade fair had a great program on its first day, while allowing exhibitors to see the event go back to business as usual.
Fashion
Clariant posts Q1 beat, sees Q2 sales dipping vs Jan-March

Clariant posts Q1 beat, sees Q2 sales dipping vs Jan-March

Clariant's first-quarter sales from continuing operations rose 30% in local currencies and 26% in Swiss francs to 1.26 billion Swiss francs, with pricing contributing 16% to growth, the Swiss chemicals group said.
Beauty
Harrods opens latest H Beauty with Northeast debut

Harrods opens latest H Beauty with Northeast debut

Harrods on Tuesday opened the latest in its chain of H Beauty stores with a debut in Gateshead’s Metrocentre.
Fashion
Pitti Uomo returns to Florence for its 102nd edition

Pitti Uomo returns to Florence for its 102nd edition

The men’s fashion fair is back, gathering 682 brands in Florence starting this Tuesday. Wales Bonner, Ann Demeulemeester and Soulland will participate as guests of honor. Ukrainain designers will also enjoy a showcase.
Fashion
N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

Northern Irish businesses urged Britain to tackle disruption to post-Brexit trade through negotiations with the European Union rather than pursuing unilateral plans published on Monday.
Fashion
Dunhill Spring/ Summer 2023: Lightweight, luxury levity

Dunhill Spring/ Summer 2023: Lightweight, luxury levity

Deep diving into the archive, but always using contemporary fabrics, designer Mark Weston on Friday presented his clearest fashion statement for the house of Dunhill to date.
Fashion