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Digital Fashion Awards focus on doing good, not glamour, for 2020

Digital Fashion Awards focus on doing good, not glamour, for 2020

​The BFC unveiled its newly-digital Fashion Awards on Thursday evening and instead of just replacing the usual live event with an online version, it changed the format to reflect the huge change happening in 2020.
Fashion
Tech tools and investment pieces prove strong for YNAP's sites over Cyber Weekend

Tech tools and investment pieces prove strong for YNAP's sites over Cyber Weekend

​Yoox Net-A-Porter said it saw two orders placed every second from customers around the world on its full-price and outlet luxury webstores during the long Cyber Weekend.
Luxury
Mr Porter's Bateman joins Hodinkee as CEO as it raises $40m for expansion

Mr Porter's Bateman joins Hodinkee as CEO as it raises $40m for expansion

​Watches specialist Hodinkee has announced the closing of a $40 million funding round and the arrival of Toby Bateman, the former Mr Porter MD, as its CEO.
Luxury
China to account for over 60% of world luxury market in short term

China to account for over 60% of world luxury market in short term

Since the pandemic’s outbreak, luxury sales in China have boomed, accounting for up to 80% of the global market in 2020. A position that will stay dominant for years to come, according to Jefferies and Bain & Company.
Luxury
Rolex is top 'superbrand' for UK, Nike makes top 10

Rolex is top 'superbrand' for UK, Nike makes top 10

Rolex has been named the top brand in the UK in this year’s Superbrands list. It moved up four places from 2019 to take the top spot, beating a raft of finance, technology, toy, travel and food brands.
Luxury
High court dismisses attempt to salvage tax-free shopping

High court dismisses attempt to salvage tax-free shopping

​The end of tax-free shopping for tourists in its current form is a step closer. The High Court has dismissed a claim that the government didn't consider the “devastating impact” of the rule change on retail and travel.
Luxury
Debenhams to close as JD Sports walks away

Debenhams to close as JD Sports walks away

It looks to be all over for Debenhams as it was confirmed on Tuesday that the UK's oldest and largest department store business is to be liquidated following the end of last-ditch rescue talks.
Fashion
Net-A-Porter's von der Goltz joins Matchesfashion, Cranfield heads in opposite direction

Net-A-Porter's von der Goltz joins Matchesfashion, Cranfield heads in opposite direction

Matchesfashion and Net-A-Porter are playing a game of senior musical chairs with one of the leading lights of the latter joining Matches, while its commercial chief heads for a role at Richemont-owned Net-A-Porter.
Luxury
Marchetti steps down as YNAP CEO, remains Chairman, Lefebvre takes helm

Marchetti steps down as YNAP CEO, remains Chairman, Lefebvre takes helm

​Yoox Net-A-Porter has named a new CEO with Geoffroy Lefebvre, currently Group Digital Distribution Director at parent company Richemont, taking the helm on January 4.
Luxury
Harvey Nichols owner Dickson Concepts in profit, despite tough H1

Harvey Nichols owner Dickson Concepts in profit, despite tough H1

​The six months to the end of September may have been a devastating time for retailers, but Dickson Concepts managed to turn a profit in the first half of its financial year, despite lower sales.
Luxury
Net-A-Porter MD Brandolese exits after streamlining

Net-A-Porter MD Brandolese exits after streamlining

​Net-A-Porter’s managing director Nicola Brandolese has left his role at the Richemont-owned luxury e-tailer after little over a year at the helm.
Luxury
YNAP publishes major new sustainability strategy

YNAP publishes major new sustainability strategy

​Yoox Net-A-Porter has unveiled a new sustainability strategy called Infinity that’s “designed to bring luxury and fashion back into balance with our planet”.
Fashion
Alexander McQueen introduces seamless omnichannel strategy

Alexander McQueen introduces seamless omnichannel strategy

​Alexander McQueen has embarked on a new omnichannel strategy having spent the last two years (and especially the last few months) preparing its stores for the new seamless physical-to-digital world.
Luxury
LVMH commits to campaign to stop violence against women

LVMH commits to campaign to stop violence against women

LVMH has announced plans to enhance its commitment to the campaign to prevent violence against women. The luxury group revealed it will donate funds to cover 1,000 hotel nights for the non-profit “Fondation des Femmes." 
Fashion
Harvey Nichols confirms plan to reopen Dundrum Dublin store

Harvey Nichols confirms plan to reopen Dundrum Dublin store

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols has confirmed its commitment to its Dundrum Town Centre store in Dublin saying that the location will definitely reopen once the current Irish lockdown ends.
Luxury
Gucci's evolution from aspirational label to inspirational brand

Gucci's evolution from aspirational label to inspirational brand

Faced with consumers who are increasingly demanding in terms of brand values, luxury labels are undergoing a sea change, extending their vision beyond products. Gucci more than others, through its unique initiatives. 
Luxury