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Karl Lagerfeld dies at the age of 85 About 2 months ago

Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel for the last 30 years, has passed away at the age of 85 in Paris on Tuesday. Lagerfeld was the most famous living designer on the planet.  He created over a dozen collections per year for three different fashion brands, Chanel, Fendi and his own...

Celine unveils new NYC flagship designed by Hedi Slimane About 2 months ago

Celine opened the doors to its new flagship store on New Yorks Madison Avenue on Monday. The store is the first one to be designed by the brands creative director, Hedi Slimane. The Madison Avenue store marks the first of Celine’s new retail strategy, which includes similar locations in Tokyo, Paris and another...

Greggs sales boosted by vegan sausage roll About 2 months ago

Greggs the bakery has made an extremely strong start to 2019, benefiting from the publicity generated by the release of the vegan sausage roll. In the first seven weeks leading to 16th February, total sales were up by 14.1%. Company managed shop like-for-likes climbed by 9.6% following good trading at the end...

Honda confirm Swindon closure About 2 months ago

Honda has confirmed the closure of its Swindon car plant in 2022.   This will put around 3,500 people out jobs. Honda produced around 160,000 Honda Civics in Swindon last year, with around 90% being exported to the EU. Local MP Justin Tomlinson said he had spoken to Honda, and said that there...

For Arts Sake launches new store in Covent Garden About 2 months ago

For Arts Sake has officially launched its new store in Covent Garden. The store is fitted with a selfie station, pastel-hued interiors and ‘Instagram spots’. The brand has stayed true to its roots, with space created to encourage customers to share photos across digital platforms.  Instagram played a key role in the...

Boots trials 10% student discount About 2 months ago

Boots UK have launched a pilot for 10% student discount. Students shopping in store will be able to activate the discount by showing a Boots Advantage Card and a valid NUS card or a valid student ID. Students shopping online will be able to activate the discount via a unique code from...

Online fashion retailer Boohoo back tracks on decision to ban wool About 2 months ago

Boohoo has decided to back track on a decision to ban wool, just hours after initially announcing the ban. The brand announced on Friday that as of AW19/20, it would no longer ‘knowingly source’ any wool products. However, the following day the brand decided to back track on this decision, and released...

Westfield Croydon faces further delay About 2 months ago

Construction of Westfield’s third shopping centre in London, which will be based in Croydon, is facing further delay, and is not set to begin until 2020. Tony Newman, leader of the Croydon Council, told the Sutton and Croydon Guardian that he wasn’t sure when the construction of the shopping centre would begin. The...

Victoria Beckham set to launch a beauty line this year About 2 months ago

Victoria Beckham’s self-named fashion brand is set to launch a beauty line this year. The brand has appointed former Estee Lauder head of global make-up development and marketing Sarah Creal, who will be the co-founder and CEO of Victoria Beckham Beauty. This comes less than three years after Victoria made her first...

Levi’s files for IPO About 2 months ago

Levi’s filed documents to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.  This will mark its first return to public markets in over three decades. The jean maker now faces rapid changes in consumer tastes, as people move more to the cheaper alternatives and athlesiure apparel. Levi’s, which is over...

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