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New data shows end of UK VAT-free shopping again boosts Europe
The UK government has been asking for evidence that the end of the VAT-three shopping perk for tourists is hurting British retail and payment software specialist Planet came up with some of that again on Friday.
Valentino opens new Paris home on Avenue Montaigne
Valentino has unveiled its new store in Paris, having “reinvented itself” on Avenue Montaigne. The change of address gives it more space for its offer of both women’s and men’s RTW and accessories over three floors.
Deckers Brands clocks 'exceptional' sales year, Hoka brand continues to burn bright
Deckers Brands announced on Thursday net sales surged 15.1% to $3.627 billion for the fiscal-year 2023, on the back of double-digit gains across all channels and regions, and a 58% sales hike at Hoka.
Ambush pops up at Terminal 27
The Japanese brand founded by designer Yoon Ahn in 2002, and acquired in 2020 by Italian group New Guards, which also owns Opening Ceremony and Off-White, has opened at Terminal 27 for a month-long pop-up.
Daniel Wellington unveils handbag line amid major strategic shift
Amid the splendor of the Ritz in Paris, Daniel Wellington unveiled its debut handbag line, the latest new development amid a major strategic shift for the Swedish watchmaker.
Adidas Originals and Craig Green unveil new Squash style
Remember the Adidas 1988 Squash performance shoe? If not, the German sportswear giant’s Originals brand has teamed up with designer Craig Green to debut the updated CG Squash Polta AKH.
Happy Armani buoyant in 2022, says China bounces back in Q1 2023
Armani Group’s 2022 results have shown ongoing progress at one of the world’s best-known luxury names as net revenues jumped 16.5% to €2.35 billion and profit rose even faster.
Ferragamo launches Pre-Fall 2023 collection
The collection launches with a campaign, captured by Tyler Mitchell, marking a first for the brand under the creative direction of Maximilian Davis.
BFC's Fashion Awards to return on 4 December
One of fashion’s most glittering occasions will be back later this year with the British Fashion Council announcing on Tuesday that the Fashion Awards will be returning for the 2023 edition on 4 December.
Adidas and Prada launch football shoe collection
For this specially designed collection the two brands have re-imagined Adidas' iconic footwear, combining Prada's signature codes with Adidas' high-performance football technologies.
David Weston joins sneaker brand Vyn as sales chief
Swiss sneaker brand Vyn has appointed David Weston as its Head of Sales. Based in London, he’s tasked with the job of “carefully positioning Vyn on the global footwear market”.
Mallet London launches new sneaker design as business evolves
Mallet London has been quietly reimagining its shoe collection in recent months with a focus on widening its appeal via the creation of new styles. And with this in mind it has unveiled a new shoe, the Neptune Sneaker.
LVMH makes donation to Emilia Romagna Region
LVMH announced on Monday a significant donation to provide help for the Emilia Romagna region, in Italy, and its people, who are affected by recent widespread flooding.
LK Bennett riding high as event dressing returns
Premium footwear-to-fashion brand LK Bennett has announced its results for the year to January with both sales and profits leaping.
Valentino reveals spectacular location for July couture show
The trend for staging shows in spectacular locations is continuing and even when those shows are part of a specific city’s fashion week, the mantra is… the more impressive the venue, the better.
Dior cruise collection: a modern-day Frida Kahlo in Mexico City
Mexico is fascinating, Mexico is cool, and Maria Grazia Chiuri will be the last to deny it, having opted to put Mexican craftsmanship centre-stage for the 2024 Dior cruise collection show.