Tourist spend in the UK grew strongly last year and surged in December, with a continuing strong rise expected in 2017, according to Global Blue. Shoppers from Greater China, the US and Middle East were key.
The weakness of the UK’s currency boosted retail sales to tourists in December as they spent £725m, a 22% increase, on a year ago. And a lot of that was spent on fashion and luxury goods, payments firm Worldpay said.
Online shopping continues to gain ground in Europe with two-thirds of internet users e-buying in 2016, according to a survey from Eurostat. And fashion is a key product category, especially for young shoppers.
Givenchy has unveiled its SS 17 ad campaign. It plays on the contrast of stark backgrounds with studio shots and puts product to the fore, as well as marking the latest step in the advance of model Vittoria Ceretti.