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.
A number of key design trends will be at the forefront during Dutch Design Week from October 21-29, with initiatives exploring cutting-edge sustainable design, the role of robots and a future of flexible living.
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.
Christmas shopping begins up to four months early for many Britons with around 20% of consumers starting it by September and a small-but-significant 5% actually shopping all year round with Christmas in mind.
Fashion and lifestyle brand Boden is launching a campaign to reclaim the word 'mum' as a moniker of style in the English language, and move it from its current negative associations in the media and in culture.
Silicon Valley-based Ada Diamonds opened the first lab-made diamond showroom in downtown San Francisco, signifying the market's departure from mined stones to the consumer preference for ethical and sustainable luxury.
IKEA reported full-year earnings of EUR 34.1 billion, and plans to test “open-source” design and full-range town-center showrooms as part of its efforts to adapt to rapidly changing consumer shopping habits.