Bidding for Jack Wills is getting under way with reports saying six interested parties are in the race. They’re said to include the UK’s two most acquisitive retail tycoons, Mike Ashley and Philip Day.
Department store Liberty staged its first-ever runway show on Wednesday, the event marking its first own-brand ready-to-wear collection and the first collection from its newly-appointed head of design, Holly Marler.
If any designer is surely worthy of a biopic it must be Diane von Furstenberg. A beautiful multi-career change designer, who married a prince at 18; invented the wrap dress; and was New York’s It Girl of the 1970s.
Harrods has proven that deep-rooted tradition and continued innovation are key to win the retail race, with the famous 170-year old landmark beating others as the world’s best-performing luxury department store.