John Lewis had yet another good week in the seven days to Saturday as the autumn season really got under way with total sales up 6.5% to £87.3 million.This was once again driven by the success of its fashion operations.
Leathergoods and leather materials supplier Pittards had an encouraging first half with revenues up 6% as its plan to operate a more diversified business start to pay off, even though profits remain tiny.
MySale reported rising sales and underlying profits rising even faster for the latest year as new brands and tech kicked in. It made a net loss, but said it's upbeat for the year ahead and its UK business is surging.
A fragmented digital world is forcing the beneficiaries of Milan's trade show and glitterati gathering, better known as Fashion Week, to peel back the curtain ever so slightly on the invitation-only party.