Cultural, retail and skate destination House of Vans London is back. Well, almost. Having been in enforced pandemic-induced hibernation for the past 15 months, the centre near Waterloo Station reopens on 4 November.
London Covent Garden’s Seven Dials continues to attract independent niche retail brands and the latest to arrive is Warm & Wonderful. The British heritage knitwear brand has opened a pop-up store at 55 Monmouth Street.
The Barcelona-based label has put its own employees before the camera lens for the new Mango Committed campaign, asking its design, purchasing and merchandising managers to describe their experience with the company.
The menswear label owned by Kering has confirmed the dismissal of 320 employees linked to the closing down of its Italian shirt and knitwear factories. Unions say the loss of this expertise will impoverish Brioni.
Ikea has agreed to buy the iconic former flagship store of British fashion chain Topshop in London's Oxford Circus from the administrators of bankrupt owner Arcadia Group, part of its push to open inner-city outlets.
Aeffe, the listed Italian luxury company, said on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with Sinv to take over the licence for the production and distribution of Love Moschino womenswear collections.
Gieves & Hawkes, the bespoke tailoring business, could be a step nearer to closing down as the problems facing its parent company continue to weigh on its operations and a crunch creditor vote looms next week.
Under-pressure THG issued a Q3 trading statement on Tuesday and said that revenue continues to soar. Group revenue rose 38% year-on-year to £507.8 million and 93.8% on a two-year, constancy-currency basis.
US retail giant JCPenney has a new CEO and has named Marc Rosen to the post, effective November 1. And Stanley Shashoua, chief investment officer at the firm’s owner, Simon Property Group, becomes executive chairman.