Swiss luxury goods group Richemont SA said on Friday it is to buy Watchfinder.co.uk Limited, extending its reach into the second-hand watch market seen by some in the industry as a fast-growing business.
France's Sézane is to open its third permanent store and will set foot in London with a more-than-2,000 sq ft location in Notting Hill. The opening comes at the same time as a new investor has taken a minority stake.
US fashion e-tail giant Revolve is making a major play for UK and EU customers with the launch of services including fast deliveries and free returns that aim to replicate what local e-tailers can offer.
Samsonite International SA said on Friday it has replaced under-fire Chief Executive Ramesh Tainwala after a short-seller attack caused the firm's shares to plunge sharply before being suspended last week.
The Castiglioni family may have had a relatively low profile since stepping down from their roles at Marni almost two years ago but on Thursday they announced a comeback with Carolina Castiglioni launching a new brand.
South London's planned new £1.4bn mall in Croydon will be anchored by a co-located John Lewis and Waitrose store with the chains being the most requested names consumers wanted to be added to the development.