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Camden Market to partially reopen on Monday

Camden Market to partially reopen on Monday

Camden Market owner LabTech said that the market will partially reopen at the earliest possible opportunity, on June 1, following the government’s latest announcement on the easing of the lockdown.  
Fashion
Without tourists, Europe's luxury shops struggle to reopen in style

Without tourists, Europe's luxury shops struggle to reopen in style

As European luxury shopping capitals from Paris to Milan slowly emerge from coronavirus lockdowns, stores are reopening to a trickle of customers, and virtually no tourists.
Lifestyle
Marie-Antoinette's travel bag goes for royal ransom

Marie-Antoinette's travel bag goes for royal ransom

A travel bag belonging to the ill-fated French queen Marie-Antoinette sold for more than five times its estimate in an auction of royal memorabilia near her one-time home at the Palace of Versailles.
Luxury
Tourism decline is major risk for Burberry say analysts

Tourism decline is major risk for Burberry say analysts

Burberry – and other major luxury names – are likely to see a very slow recovery due to the global decline in tourism caused by the coronavirus pandemic, analysts at UBS have said.
Luxury
Paris’s Champs-Elysées slowly reawaken, sadly empty of tourists

Paris’s Champs-Elysées slowly reawaken, sadly empty of tourists

After a two-month lockdown, the stores on Paris’s Champs-Elysées avenue opened again at 10 am on Monday, some with their customary queues outside, though the usual throngs of foreign tourists were sadly missing.
Lifestyle
U.S. consumer prices post biggest decrease since 2008

U.S. consumer prices post biggest decrease since 2008

U.S. consumer prices dropped by the most since the Great Recession in April, weighed down by a plunge in demand for gasoline and services including airline travel as people stayed home during the coronavirus crisis.
Lifestyle
Cannes travel retail show cancelled as duty free reels from air travel halt

Cannes travel retail show cancelled as duty free reels from air travel halt

The Tax Free World Association has cancelled its flagship World Exhibition that was due to take place in Cannes in September and October.
Fashion
Allsaints launches summer campaign with dreams of beaches and travel

Allsaints launches summer campaign with dreams of beaches and travel

Some business-as-usual is continuing in fashion retail, despite the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown that it has led to and Allsaints has released a new summer campaign that it had photographed before the lockdown.
Fashion
Antler luggage brand in trouble as international travel stalls

Antler luggage brand in trouble as international travel stalls

The Antler luggage brand that's been owned by Michael Lewis since February is in trouble due to the coronavirus crisis, according to a news report this week.
Fashion
La Prairie suffers as travel retail sales slow to a trickle

La Prairie suffers as travel retail sales slow to a trickle

Beiersdorf said on Tuesday that its super-prestige skincare brand la Prairie has taken a major hit on the back of the coronavirus crisis with the travel retail channel weak and likely to stay that way for some time.
Beauty
Lagardere first-quarter revenue slumps as pandemic hits travel retail

Lagardere first-quarter revenue slumps as pandemic hits travel retail

French multimedia conglomerate Lagardere on Thursday reported a 12.5% fall in first-quarter revenue on a like-for-like basis as coronavirus-related travel restrictions and border closures hit its travel retail business.
Lifestyle
Peter Beard, wildlife photographer and fashion icon, dies at 82

Peter Beard, wildlife photographer and fashion icon, dies at 82

Peter Beard, the New York-born fashion icon, path-breaking wildlife photographer, noted diarist and forerunner of the ecological movement, has died at 82, near his home in Montauk. 
Fashion
UK shopping trips plummet and housing market freezes after lockdown

UK shopping trips plummet and housing market freezes after lockdown

The number of British people leaving their homes to go shopping has slumped by 83% since the government closed non-essential retail outlets last month, the British Retail Consortium trade body said on Monday.
Lifestyle
Major Japan department stores book worst-ever sales slump in March

Major Japan department stores book worst-ever sales slump in March

Some of Japan’s biggest department store owners on Wednesday reported an unprecedented slump in March sales as the coronavirus outbreak hit tourism and forced stores to shorten their operating hours.
Fashion
Hong Kong February retail sales plunge 44% year-on-year as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong February retail sales plunge 44% year-on-year as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong’s retail sales fell by a record 44% in February from a year earlier, as travel restrictions kept tourists away and residents avoided shopping centres to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Fashion
Retail landlord Hammerson to hold virtual AGM

Retail landlord Hammerson to hold virtual AGM

The shopping centre owner, whose portfolio of leading retail destinations include Brent Cross, Grand Central and the Bullring, is observing the government’s ban on all non-essential travel within the UK.
Lifestyle