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Selfridges owners reportedly mull sale with £4bn price tag

Selfridges owners reportedly mull sale with £4bn price tag

​Selfridges is reportedly up for sale — or at least its owners are exploring their options — after a mystery buyer approached the business with an offer, reports claimed on Friday.
Luxury
Large number of Oxford Street units are empty - report

Large number of Oxford Street units are empty - report

Some 17% of Oxford Street’s properties are currently standing empty, it was claimed on Thursday, with the reason being about the rise of online shopping as well as the pandemic.
Fashion
Lockdown end means UK online sales drop, but fashion is still on a high

Lockdown end means UK online sales drop, but fashion is still on a high

​Online sales in the UK fell 9.1% year-on-year last month, although this was against a 61% increase in May 2020. And even with the fall, spend remain strong with sales volumes rising 46% compared to May 2019.
Fashion
Vera Bradley partners with Classic Accessories for outdoor living collab

Vera Bradley partners with Classic Accessories for outdoor living collab

The women’s fashion accessories brand has teamed up with the outdoor furnishings manufacturer for a limited-edition, co-branded outdoor living collection featuring signature Vera Bradley prints.
Fashion
Saje partners with Lauren Conrad’s The Little Market

Saje partners with Lauren Conrad’s The Little Market

Saje Natural Wellness announced on Friday the launch of a new collaboration with The Little Market – a non-profit fair-trade shop, founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla. 
Beauty
Accessories Council opens applications for 2021 Design Excellence Awards

Accessories Council opens applications for 2021 Design Excellence Awards

The New York-based non-profit has announced that entries are now open for the third annual Design Excellence Awards, a competition that seeks to recognize outstanding products in the fashion accessories sector.
Fashion
Rimowa x Chaos collab unveiled as travel is back on the agenda

Rimowa x Chaos collab unveiled as travel is back on the agenda

​LVMH-owned luggage brand Rimowa has launched a collab with London-based accessories label Chaos. The company said the two labels are “united by their common appreciation for luxurious design and innovative solutions”.
Luxury
Anthropologie opens first hotel pop-up

Anthropologie opens first hotel pop-up

Anthropologie has introduced its first hotel pop-up at New Jersey’s luxury boutique hotel The Reeds at Shelter Haven. 
Fashion
Debenhams' Magasin du Nord is sold to Peek & Cloppenburg

Debenhams' Magasin du Nord is sold to Peek & Cloppenburg

​The Debenhams physical store chain may be history in the UK, but one part of the business is continuing as a physical entity with its Danish Magasin du Nord operation sold to Peek & Cloppenburg for an undisclosed sum.
Fashion
West End launches new-gen creatives pop-up programme

West End launches new-gen creatives pop-up programme

​As they work to drive shopper traffic back to London’s West End, the New West End Company, local authority Westminster City Council and landlord Crown Estate have announced the launch of a pop-up programme.
Fashion
M&S fashion sales plunge, but reopening has delivered growth

M&S fashion sales plunge, but reopening has delivered growth

​M&S has delivered a bleak full-year earnings report, although the bad news was far from unexpected. In year to April 3 — which included three lockdowns during which its clothing departments were shut — sales plummeted.
Fashion
Trussardi names GmbH duo as new creative directors

Trussardi names GmbH duo as new creative directors

The house of Trussardi has appointed Serhat Işık and Benjamin A. Huseby – the design duo behind Berlin indie brand GmbH - to be its new creative directors in a surprise move.
Luxury
British households spend £400 each on subscription boxes

British households spend £400 each on subscription boxes

​Britons are increasingly switching on to subscription boxes and the pandemic has helped accelerate a trend that was already moving fast before the global health crisis started.
Fashion
D’Orsay launches fresh scents, as CEO Amélie Huynh debuts restaurant in Toulouse Lautrec’s chateau

D’Orsay launches fresh scents, as CEO Amélie Huynh debuts restaurant in Toulouse Lautrec’s chateau

It’s been a busy week for Amélie Huynh, the CEO of Parfums D’Orsay, the inventive French perfume marque, who just launched a series of new scents and interior fragrances in Paris.
Lifestyle
Stores and brands should expect wedding shopping frenzy - eBay study

Stores and brands should expect wedding shopping frenzy - eBay study

Brands should get ready for a rush of wedding-related purchases and new nuptial trends this summer, in anticipation of ceremonies getting back on track in June, according to eBay.
Fashion
Solihull Touchwood mall sold to US firm

Solihull Touchwood mall sold to US firm

The Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull has a new owner. US-based real estate investment and asset management firm Ardent Companies has bought the Midlands mall from Lendlease Retail Partnership for an undisclosed sum.
Fashion