Jack Wills is the latest name to sign on for Intu's £180m Watford mall extension with plans for a 5,000 sq ft store at the centre that is expected to become a top 20 UK retail destination when it opens this autumn.
Shares in France's LVMH rose over 5% to record highs in early trading on Tuesday after the group posted better-than-expected sales growth in the first quarter, helped by thriving Chinese appetite for luxury goods.
Clothing down. Footwear down. Health and beauty down. That was the picture of UK retail last month as ongoing bad weather meant interest in sarongs, sandals, sun cream and spring/summer fashion generally was at a low.