Debenhams may be preparing to go out of business, but Mike Ashley – who has coveted the department stores chain for years – still sees a chance he could win it and has made a last-minute approach to its advisers.
At first glance, November’s UK retail sales released Friday looked quite good. Despite the pandemic-induced lockdown, total like-for-like sales last month increased 3.3%, the strongest month of sales since January.
Paris couturier Alexandre Vauthier has announced a brand new shoe collaboration with Italian master shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti, covering the design, production and wholesale distribution of his footwear collection.
Good but not spectacular. UK online retail sales across the Black Friday weekend were “very strong” this year, although they failed to match forecasts in spite of England being confined to lockdown shopping, IMRG said.
Asos’s annual trends report is particularly interesting this time given that its customers were locked down for much of the year. So what were they buying? Comfortable loungewear, loose jeans and celebrity favourites.