Debenhams is bringing a curated fashion and beauty offer to Australia with its first standalone stores there in a deal with Pepkor. It is opening smaller-format stores and offering plenty of exclusives.
Net-A-Porter is set to launch artificial intelligence/robotic tech designed to select clothing for customers based on any future plans they might have, such as going on holiday, attending an event, or starting a new job.
Luxury denim brand Blessed & Cursed has unveiled a pop-up store in London’s Notting Hill that will be open until November 3. The limited edition items there have been made using a variety of hi-tech denim materials.
Luxury may have its ups and downs but Harrods makes money regardless. The Qatar Holding-owned London landmark has turned in an eighth successive year of record profits on the back of eight years of record sales.
The chief of Vago Spa, a firm specialising in textile finishing, has been appointed president of SMI, the industry trade group for Italian textiles and apparel. Vago will assume his new role in March 2018.