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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.