Simon Porte Jacquemus is without a doubt the most commercially successful young French designer this decade but somehow the local French jury doesn’t ever really give him much credit. Which doesn’t feel right.
The cat was already out of the bag yesterday but that didn’t detract from the impact of the news on Tuesday that Michael Kors is acquiring Versace for around $2 billion and changing its name to Capri Holdings.
Matalan is to open at Belfast’s CastleCourt and will create more than 50 jobs there. And while it may not seem newsworthy given that it already has 227 UK locations, it’s the firm’s very first city centre N Irish store.
Monsoon seems to be benefiting from its latest omnichannel initiative with the fashion retailer saying on Tuesday that it has generated £1.4 million in extra revenue online due to its Ship From Store offer.
Any info about the health of the UK high-street is of interest at the moment so half-year results from Next were closely watched on Tuesday and it seems the firm "over-performed", the news driving its shares up sharply.
Clothing retailer Next reported a 0.5 percent rise in first-half profit and raised its guidance for the full year, saying it did not experience the loss of sales in August or early September it had previously expected.
At a spruced-up pilot store in H&M's home town of Stockholm, the chain founded in 1947 is testing new concepts that mark a break with its past, and partly echo some tactics already deployed by rivals to attract shoppers.