M&S’s new head of fashion, beauty and interiors on Tuesday bowed out of her previous role as CEO Halfords on a high and said she would listen carefully to M&S customers and give them the products they’re looking for.
H&M has just filed its UK results for the year to November 30 2016 and the figures confirm how tough fashion retailers had it last year with sales and profits broadly flat despite more stores in its third biggest market.
Asos has seriously disrupted UK fashion retail in recent years and now it’s hoping to do the same with beauty. The British fashion e-tailer is set to launch its very first own-brand beauty collection, Asos Make-Up.
British designer Stella McCartney has joined forces with luxury e-tailer Mytheresa to collaborate on a video series marking the launch of her mainline and her adidas by Stella McCartney AW17 collections on the site.
It was a disappointing week for fashion at John Lewis in the seven days to September 2 but, to be honest, it looked like a disappointing period for most categories it sells as it saw its total sales falling for once.
As Boden, the mass-premium brand beloved of the British middle classes, gets ready to open a high-profile high street store (on the King’s Road in London), the company has reported yet another strong year of trading.
UK retail sales were surprisingly strong last month, the BRC-KPMG sales monitor showed, as online and back-to-school sales rose, while new-in product got shoppers spending. But the BRC's head warned of gloom to come.