There may be concerns about UK retail as Brexit talks loom and shoppers are hit by higher inflation, but international tourist spend appears to be going from strength to strength with tax-free shopping up 55% last month.
Luxury Swiss watch and jewelry brand Piaget has announced plans to debut on Net-a-Porter, in its latest step to appeal to a millennial customer. To help reach that young market, the Swiss-based house is harnessing style icon Olivia Palermo in a new ad campaign.
As Christopher Bailey prepares to step down as Burberry CEO to focus on creativity, he is boosting his design team. Burberry told Fashion Network today that Sabrina Bonesi is new design chief, leathergoods and shoes.
High-end US footwear specialist Cole Haan is launching into the UK this week via tie-ups with department stores Liberty and Selfridges with the brand saying this “signals the start of a wave of UK activity".