So just how bad were Next’s full-year results? Well, they were not great and the outlook was discouraging with the firm talking about a “sectorial shift” as consumers move their spend away from the fashion sector.
The seven days to March 18 saw some brighter weather in the UK and it turned out to be bright for John Lewis too, at least on the fashion front as warm weather clothing beat cold weather items for the first time so far.
Upscale UK lifestyle brand The White Company will open its first physical store in the US in June with the opening of an international flagship at 155 Fifth Avenue, in the Flat Iron area of New York City.
As department stores agonize over declining sales, the US retailer announced the trial phase of a home improvement services concept, which CEO Marvin Ellison hopes will draw its majority female customer base in store.
Marc Jacobs offered a hip-hop grand finale to New York fashion week on Thursday, rewriting runway etiquette in a phone-centric, celebrity-obsessed world with the future of traditional catwalk shows under threat.