Menswear specialist Moss Bros had a good 12 months in the period to January 28, even though it faced one of the "most highly competitive" years it has seen. Sales growth slowed but profits and m-commerce accelerated.
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 fashion company started by the late Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is to close this week. The Desiderata business will cease trading on March 31 with director Santa Montefiore saying it has been decided to wind up the firm.
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.