Luxury businesses have renewed calls for the UK government to reverse its decision to end VAT-free shopping for tourists, saying Britain is losing out to other European countries as big-spenders go elsewhere.
British e-commerce company THG was at the centre of a bid battle on Thursday, rejecting an offer from two investment groups and learning that local entrepreneur Nick Candy was considering making a bid.
Good news for UK online fashion sales. Not so good news for digital beauty sales. Even worse for the e-tail industry as a whole. And after weak April numbers, it suggests the digital boom could well be over.
Not content with launching another branch of H Beauty a few weeks ago, Harrods is putting big support behind beauty in May as it invites consumers to enjoy ‘The Harrods Beauty Adventure’ at its Knightsbridge flagship.
In March, former French fashion editor Carine Roitfeld added to her brand’s fragrances by dropping Carine, a subtly scented perfume. For the future, Roitfeld is set to broaden her brand’s scope beyond beauty products.
For thousands of years, the rose, and especially the Provence rose, has been a leading fragrance ingredient, and this month its scent is at the heart of new launches by Dior and Lancôme, both sourcing it close to home.
The Sézane brand, founded by Morgane Sezalory, has just inaugurated a pop-up in the Platform shopping center in Culver City; the development serving as a test, before a possible opening of a first permanent store.
Unilever’s Q1 results on Thursday saw the multinational fast-moving consumer goods firm turning in a strong sales rise, although that was down to price rises with volume sales actually dipping slightly.