Audrey Tautou, star of "Amelie," takes to French screens this week as the legendary designer Coco Chanel and, coincidentally or not, also takes over from Nicole Kidman as frontwoman for Chanel Number 5 perfume.
FIFA, soccer's world governing body, is branching into fashion, announcing plans on Sunday 19 April to sell branded clothes and merchandise from this summer through new FIFA stores and retail partners.
The British Property Federation said some of its landlord members had agreed a plan to help retailers cut costs and meet quarterly rent payments after complaints the existing system was causing cash-flow problems.
Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) has shown it can sort out self-inflicted problems and come up with steps to mitigate the recession, but the jury remains out on whether more radical surgery is needed for a lasting recovery.
Retail sales plunged in February, posting the lowest annual growth rate in more than a decade, as heavy snowy and economic gloom kept consumers away from the shops, official data showed on Thursday March 26.