It’s tough trying to make sense of UK retail data with surveys and stats often showing varying trends. The CBI survey came out on Wednesday and showed its highest reading into years, beating what analysts had expected.
A homage to Yves Saint Laurent and also to fashion business legend Pierre Bergé. A bold, super sexy collection and a giant, flabbergasting set built on the banks of the Seine and illuminated by the Eiffel Tower.
Sweden's H&M and Britain's Topshop/Topman are ultra-successful at driving engagement through image posts on social media, a new report shows. Meanwhile Forever 21 also does well but Zara and Mango struggle.
House of Fraser delivered lower sales and wider losses Wednesday but was upbeat and said its womenswear revamp is paying off while lower e-sales were caused by an online re-platform that is now yielding good results.
French Connection had some good news on Tuesday with an improving performance and Veryexclusive's Sarah Curran joining the board. But its turnaround is still far from certain as losses continue and sales are still down.
London's King's Cross is morphing into a fashion retail must-see and Coal Drops Yard's opening next year will add to its appeal. Architect Thomas Heatherwick explains just how he's putting the 'heart' into the project.