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Saks hires premiere VP of diversity and inclusion

Saks hires premiere VP of diversity and inclusion

Hudson's Bay Company subsidiary Saks Fifth Avenue has named Lori Spicer Robertson as its first VP of diversity and inclusion.
Fashion
Delaware judge fast-tracks Tiffany's case on $16 billion LVMH deal, setting January trial

Delaware judge fast-tracks Tiffany's case on $16 billion LVMH deal, setting January trial

A Delaware Chancery Court justice on Monday agreed to fast-track Tiffany & Co's lawsuit against French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH for trying to back out of its $16 billion deal to acquire the U.S. jeweler.
Luxury
Mytheresa's e-commerce revenues jump 20%

Mytheresa's e-commerce revenues jump 20%

The German luxury retailer has reported annual revenues of 450 million euros, up from 377 million euros in the previous year, growth driven by a 20% rise in the company's e-commerce sales. 
Fashion
Zalando launches pre-owned in two markets, more to come next month

Zalando launches pre-owned in two markets, more to come next month

​Zalando shoppers in Germany and Spain can now buy and trade-in pre-owned fashion directly on the platform with Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Poland to follow next month, the company said on Monday.
Fashion
UK retail in shock as government to end tax-free shopping for non-EU tourists

UK retail in shock as government to end tax-free shopping for non-EU tourists

The UK government is being urged to reconsider its decision to almost completely opt out of tax-free shopping at the end of the year with retailers and the bodies that represent them saying it would be a catastrophe.
Fashion
London Fashion Week day four: Hats off to Lulu Kennedy

London Fashion Week day four: Hats off to Lulu Kennedy

It felt a little like a repeat season in London this Sunday, with a series of largely digital displays where many designers actually repackaged collections they had shown in January or February.
Fashion
Simone Rocha: Hand-embroidered castles in Hauser & Wirth

Simone Rocha: Hand-embroidered castles in Hauser & Wirth

Leave it to Simone Rocha to present the most brilliant collection this weekend at London Fashion Week: high ethereal romanticism located somewhere between Jane Austen and Catherine de' Medici.
Fashion
London Fashion Week day three: Messages, not just more mode

London Fashion Week day three: Messages, not just more mode

An almost completely digital day at London Fashion Week on day three this Saturday, marked by multiple energetic videos and political messages and the almost complete absence of actual runway models.
Fashion
LVMH says submits disputed Tiffany takeover for EU clearance

LVMH says submits disputed Tiffany takeover for EU clearance

LVMH said it had submitted its takeover of Tiffany, which is now at the centre of a legal dispute between the two groups, for EU approval as it seeks to counter accusations that it stalled antitrust proceedings.
Luxury
Roberto Cavalli CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris to step down before end of 2020

Roberto Cavalli CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris to step down before end of 2020

The CEO, who has led the Tuscan brand since 2016, is stepping down from his role, but will remain at the company for a transition period lasting until the end of the year.
Luxury
In row with Tiffany, LVMH may find that most sales are final

In row with Tiffany, LVMH may find that most sales are final

France's LVMH faces an uphill battle in walking away from its $16 billion deal to buy U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co, with legal experts noting most mergers which end up in court are renegotiated rather than dissolved.
Luxury
Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Few designers in London today pack as much punch and panache as Edward Crutchley, whose latest collection was an ode to a beautifully histrionic Yakuza gangster film, and all the better for that.
Fashion
'Local' London destinations almost back to full health but West End slumbers

'Local' London destinations almost back to full health but West End slumbers

​Footfall to London’s West End remain down by around half year-on-year even though visitor traffic to more ‘local’ London retail destinations is on its way to a full recovery.
Fashion
Regent Street landlord Crown Estate hangs on to cash to survive the pandemic

Regent Street landlord Crown Estate hangs on to cash to survive the pandemic

​The Crown Estate, like other major landlords, is aiming to conserve as much cash as it possibly can and has delayed the payment of its annual income to the Treasury in the face of a shortfall in rent payments.
Fashion
Roland Mouret debut on Amazon's luxury platform

Roland Mouret debut on Amazon's luxury platform

As Amazon launches into luxury fashion and the debate rages about whether that’s a good thing or not, one major London name is backing the move.
Fashion
Rent the Runway cuts unlimited membership plan

Rent the Runway cuts unlimited membership plan

The designer clothing rental service has announced that it is discontinuing its unlimited membership in favor of a new pricing structure allowing subscribers to rent four, eight or 16 pieces a month.
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