What’s the attraction of working in fashion if you are not a designer? That was the question at Hyères Festival for Camille Bidault Waddington, Leaf Greener, Frederic Sanchez, Etienne Russo and Stéphane Marais.
Boohoo.com went from strength to strength last year as sales doubled and profits surged. And its short-term aim of being a £1bn op is dwarfed by its longer-term goal of leading the e-tail market with £3bn in sales.
Will a day go by this month when Hammerson isn't in the news? Perhaps not. The big story today is that the proposed mega-merger between the shopping centres giant and its smaller peer isn't going to happen.
Fashion and beauty may have dipped at John Lewis in the latest week but the earlier Mother's Day this year was the reason and the underlying trend saw warmer weather boosting shopper interest in spring/summer fashion.
Next has been facing tough times and its annual results on Friday illustrated that very clearly. It expects those tough times to continue but total sales for the current financial year are predicted to rise 1%.