Prada hit something of a low just a few years ago due to the pandemic. But its impressive recovery was underlined on Thursday as the latest instalment of the Lyst Index showed it as the hottest brand in the world.
Silverburn is in for a busy 2023. Glasgow’s newest shopping centre has agreed new leases, upgrades and upscaling for existing tenancies -- including Next, Victoria’s Secret, Sunglasses Hut, Hobbs and The Body Shop.
Some fashion collaborations aren’t that immediately obvious. Take premium British brand Mallet London which has partnered with Transport for London (TfL), to produce a limited edition capsule footwear collection.
Collaborations continue to be a sure way to give brands a refreshing buzz or a way to update a product line. The latest is a tie-up between retail fashion giant Zara and footwear brand Clarks for a style reboot.
Retailer SMCP has launched an interesting idea to train fashion fans to be fashion retailers. It has welcomed the first class of its SMCP Retail Lab academy, linking with EMA SUP Paris and Institut Français de la Mode.
Pepco’s budget chain Poundland is continuing to invest heavily in its stores this year with the creation of hundreds of new jobs and opening/relocation plans that will also see expansion for the Pep&Co clothing line.
ASOS is doubling down on its efforts to kickstart its recovery and has reportedly appointed a senior restructuring executive to its finance department, as it continues to talk to its syndicate of lenders.