Few British fashion boutiques have as much mystique as Browns, the central London emporium which opens April 12 in a swish new location at 39 Brook Street, with an uber-innovative redesign and a sustainable restaurant.
A stuck container vessel in the Suez Canal, which has blocked the flow of goods through the narrow channel, will add strain to global supply chains already stretched by rebounding economic activity, analysts said.
Mercer, the high-end sustainable sneaker brand, has opened a flagship brand store in Amsterdam. At Ferdinand Bolstraat 54 in De Pijp, it “immerses the consumer in the world of Mercer with its latest SS21 collection”.
Sports Direct has launched a new long-term project and campaign called Equal Play that it said is addressing inequalities in sport with the company creating welcoming spaces where women can discover new sports.
US cosmetics brand Fresh, owned by luxury group LVMH, is keen to make Europe one of its key markets, and is staging a soft launch in nine European countries via the e-shop of perfumery chain Sephora, also owned by LVMH.
As the UK prepares to reopen post-lockdown, eBay thinks a fashion spending boom will happen. A new report said “lockdown lifting is set to signal a surge in spending on going-out clothes and holiday wardrobes”.
UK prestige beauty customers have been going back to basics in the past year and this meant 2020’s skincare sales at the upper end of the market fell 23%, according to a new report from The NPD Group.