EU antitrust regulators fined U.S clothing company Guess €40 million ($45.3 million) on Monday for illegally blocking cross-border sales in Europe, part of a crackdown on illegal practices blocking e-commerce in the EU.
Consumer spending fell again last month in the UK, according to the latest Visa UK Consumer Spending Index, compiled by IHS Markit, with clothing & footwear one of the categories suffering the fastest spending drop.
Having predicted the rise of blended retail this holiday season, the NPD Group has reported on the trend of “hands-free shopping”, further highlighting the fragrance and watch categories as ones to watch this December.
Adidas has confirmed that it is looking into accusations against designer Gosha Rubchinskiy after screenshots of a conversation between the designer and an underage boy were alleged to show inappropriate conduct.
Google has published its Beauty Trends 2017 report, Skincare Edition, identifying the top trends in the category in the US, France and Japan, with masks proving to be highly popular across all three markets.
Fourty-four percent of French consumers bought fewer clothes in 2018, which was only an active choice for 40% of them, the rest simply constrained by budget. And now, demand for sustainable fashion is outpacing supply.