Laura Ashley has big news. It's signed a deal with IMG “to expand fashion and lifestyle products that reflect the brand in a fresh, modern way in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, India and the Middle East”.
Couture millinery brand Merve Bayindir has opened its first flagship store in London. Located in Crawford Place, Marylebone, the store “reflects the luxury brand's approach to design, innovation, and sustainability”.
The Outnet has officially launched menswear onto the luxury past-season webstore after a soft launch late last year, with a dedicated menswear homepage, menswear navigation dropdown, plus editorial and styling advice.
“You need to give time some time,” explains Roland Herlory, the CEO of Vilebrequin, as he reveals a fresh artist collab with the brand, which he has quietly built into the market leader in luxury swimwear.
Celebrating its ten-year anniversary with a partnership with Irina Shayk, the brand is furthering its plans for an April launch in China while it pursues a robust distribution strategy in Europe and the US.
Yoox Net-A-Porter is continuing to dive deeper into resale and following the rollout of the option for its womenswear Net-A-Porter site, it's expanding it to its menswear offer, Mr Porter, and to The Outnet.
Mango is following in the footsteps of Nike, H&M and others and halting its ops in Russian, where it has 120 stores (65 of them franchises). But Inditex and Tendam haven't yet announced a halt to their activity.