In-store retail spending for indy fashion retailers over the Black Friday shopping period was up 55% compared to an average week, but the discounting rate was 480% higher, as they worked hard to attract consumer spend.
French consumer confidence fell in November to its lowest level since February 2015, according to data from the official statistics agency INSEE, another sign of sluggishness in the euro zone's second-biggest economy.
Kering is partnering Michelle Obama when the former First Lady comes to Paris for the presentation of the French edition of her autobiography, Becoming. She will be in Paris on December 5 at the Scene Musicale.
After unveiling an interactive light-based installation and gift vending machine at its Regent Street flagship store, Mulberry continues to embrace the digital generation with a series of tongue-in-cheek memes.
John Lewis had a much better time of the seven days to November 24 than recently with its parent company seeing sales up 4.2% to almost £380 million but the department store chain and its webstore leaping ahead by 7.7%.
Major London landlord Shaftesbury saw its portfolio value rising in the year to September as it shrugged off the wider UK retail downturn due to higher rents and its strength in areas such as Covent Garden and Carnaby.
RYU's CEO Marcello Leone reveals the Canadian brand's aggressive North American expansion plans and explains how it’s staying relevant in an already saturated market, in conversation with FashionNetwork.com.