The French have always had a way with renovation. This week, Cartier took the concept to a new level, as it unveiled a substantial new work of urban scenography outside the brand’s historic flagship store in Paris.
Burberry is continuing to focus on tech in the all-important Asia market and has just announced a new digital project. It has worked with Elle Digital Japan to create an “interactive virtual replica of its Ginza store”.
J. M. Weston, the French shoe marque that defines Gallic preppy, has launched a haute couture footwear collection for women; along with a exhibition entitled Souvenir d’un Défilé inside Weston’s Marais boutique.
Given that Joules prides itself on being an outdoor-focused brand for families, this looks a good fit on the retail front. The UK-based lifestyle brand has teamed up with Center Parcs to open stores at six destinations.
There are some mixed signals coming out of the latest consumer research suggesting that the retail bounce-back could be delayed until late summer. But fashion and beauty should still get a boost from next month.
Department store chain Nordstrom said on Wednesday that it is getting into livestream shopping, with the launch of a new interactive shopping platform formalizing its commitment to digital customer experiences.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Wednesday became the first major lender in the country to offer its own "buy now, pay later" service, taking on U.S. payments giant PayPal and Afterpay with the promise of lower fees.
German online fashion retailer Zalando said it aims to capture more than 10% of the 450 billion euro European fashion market in the longer term after coronavirus lockdowns supercharged its growth in 2020.