Mulberry's new Asia unit launches next week after the label said last year that Asia growth would be a priority. It should ride a new wave of Chinese growth, hopefully avoiding the mistakes made by some larger peers.
The high-end stores lining Old and New Bond Street will pay £160 million more in business taxes in the next five years as business rates rise from next month. Louis Vuitton's flagship wil pay the biggest single amount.
There may be concerns about UK retail as Brexit talks loom and shoppers are hit by higher inflation, but international tourist spend appears to be going from strength to strength with tax-free shopping up 55% last month.
French luxury goods group Hermes said on Wednesday it was starting 2017 on a solid footing after delivering record 2016 profits, providing further evidence of a broader recovery in the luxury goods industry.