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Sephora: Sarah Boyd appointed managing director UK

Sephora: Sarah Boyd appointed managing director UK

After the launch of Sephora's online store in the United Kingdom on October 17, Sarah Boyd was promoted to general manager of the selective perfume chain in the UK.
Beauty
Oh My Cream opens second London store

Oh My Cream opens second London store

Oh My Cream is continuing its international rollout with a second London store. On the King’s Road, it follows the beauty retailer expanding outside of France for the first time last month with its Notting Hill debut.
Beauty
Farfetch shares plummet as cost of ambitious investment is revealed

Farfetch shares plummet as cost of ambitious investment is revealed

​Farfetch shares are more than a quarter down from where they were this time last week. And the reason? The company held a capital markets day Thursday and the cost of its ambitious plans didn’t please its investors.
Luxury
Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone has introduced Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta as the colour of the Year. A nuanced crimson red tone with a balance between warm and cool, it's a hybrid colour.
Fashion
Ulta Beauty updates full-year guidance on another strong quarter

Ulta Beauty updates full-year guidance on another strong quarter

Ulta Beauty announced on Thursday revenues for the third quarter surged 17% to $2.3 billion, coinciding with double-digit comparable sales growth, which contributed to an earnings jump for the beauty retailer.  
Beauty
Alibaba launches Miravia in Spain, a new fashion, beauty and lifestyle marketplace

Alibaba launches Miravia in Spain, a new fashion, beauty and lifestyle marketplace

Spanish firms such as Munich, Cecotec, Create, Silbon, Mr. Boho, Renatta & Go, Hawkers, Pikolin, Joma, Taurus, Ecoalf, Kelme, Bassols, Charanga and Black Limba are among those listed in the marketplace.
Fashion
Huge amount of Oxford Street retail space to become offices - report

Huge amount of Oxford Street retail space to become offices - report

Oxford Street’s status as one of London’s (and Britain’s and Europe’s) key shopping attractions could be at risk. The profile of its tenants is changing with 1 million sq ft of former retail space to be lost to offices.
Fashion
Creightons takes hard “no agreement - no supply” approach on road to earnings recovery

Creightons takes hard “no agreement - no supply” approach on road to earnings recovery

Given the tough set of challenges Creightons outlined in its March results statement, the personal care, beauty, and fragrances producer delivered a “very commendable performance” in the latest six-month trading period.
Beauty
Aesop opens Battersea Power Station store

Aesop opens Battersea Power Station store

Natura-owned premium beauty retailer Aesop has joined the ever-growing list of arrivals at the new London Battersea Power Station mall on the banks of the Thames.
Beauty
UK footfall gap widens against 2019 in November, malls suffering

UK footfall gap widens against 2019 in November, malls suffering

Despite a much-needed boost from Black Friday, November’s retail footfall numbers across the UK fell from October “as consumers continue to hold out for cheaper discounts at the end of December", says Springboard.
Fashion
Mobile commerce made global Cyber Weekend 'breakthrough' - report

Mobile commerce made global Cyber Weekend 'breakthrough' - report

The fact that Black Friday weekend was better than predicted means it's easy to overlook exactly how consumers shopped, rather than just how much they spent. But a new report says the period was all about m-commerce.
Fashion
Klarna launches Create Platform globally

Klarna launches Create Platform globally

BNPL payments financier Klarna is expanded its Creator Platform globally, further allowing retailers “to better engage their target audiences and achieve higher returns on influencer partnerships”.
Fashion
Camden Market owner links with Good Sixty to get traders online

Camden Market owner links with Good Sixty to get traders online

Camden Market landlord LabTech has announced the launch of a partnership with Good Sixty, the sustainable online marketplace for independent retailers and producers, to create the latter’s first retail-only platform.
Fashion
Strong Cyber Monday means overall online uplift for Black Friday weekend in UK

Strong Cyber Monday means overall online uplift for Black Friday weekend in UK

​Cyber Monday (28 November) saw UK retailers’ online revenues rising 16.3% year-on-year, according to new data, coming on top of a healthy Black Friday weekend.
Fashion
Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

When a company’s results statement opens with an upbeat message, what generally follows is news of a business on the rise. And London-centric property giant Shaftesbury is no exception, judging by its year-end results.
Fashion
H&M opens revamped Merry Hill store, adds kidswear to the mix

H&M opens revamped Merry Hill store, adds kidswear to the mix

​H&M is continuing the upgrade programme for its key UK stores with Sovereign Centros on Tuesday announcing that the brand has relaunched at the major Merry Hill mall near Dudley in the Midlands.
Fashion