The luxury retailer has partnered with various men’s brands to celebrate the launch of menswear on 27 January. Key brands include Prada, Gucci, Loewe, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga.
The De Fursac menswear brand newly owned by SMCP has opened its first retail space in London with a debut at Selfridges. The space is a pop-up and will stay open through the festive period and into February next year.
The house of Hermès is taking its next cruise collection abroad – and its destination is London. The first time that its women's designer Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski has brought resort on the road outside France.
London's V&A Museum is set to launch an exhibition devoted to handbags next year. Titled "Bags: Inside Out," the show is being billed as "the UK's most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the ultimate accessory.
The French distance-selling menswear specialist, bought last June by Latour Capital, has expanded into 11 countries over the course of 20 years. In 2020, it is entering northern Europe, ahead of a push for the USA.
Brands are racing to establish their sustainability credentials and on Friday, Mulberry announced that it has launched its first 100% sustainable leather bag, with all proceeds going to a conservation charity.
The chief executive and top shareholder of Moncler played down speculation around a takeover by Gucci-owner Kering on Thursday, saying the two firms sometimes talked but that there was no deal in the works.
As luxury giants continue to snap up the world’s top brands, could the latest move be Kering preparing to buy Moncler? It could be if news reports are to be believed, although neither company has commented.
Philip day’s Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has reported higher profits and expansion in its luxury ops. The multi-brand group made net profit of £23.4m in its latest period with operating margins up to 10.25% from 8.27%.
Sales to international shoppers are predicted to continue to outperform sales to locals in the UK following a strong performance in the first 10 months of this year, according to data from VAT-reclaim specialist Planet.