Harrods is overhauling its editorial platforms and has hired Tiffanie Darke to lead the transformation. She will join as editor-in-chief, responsible for overseeing the relaunch of the brand's editorial platforms.
The long-running saga around House of Fraser stores continues to rumble on and news emerged on Friday that its new owner Sports Direct is to acquire the freehold of the Frasers building in Glasgow in a £95m deal.
The luxury end of the market is outperforming the UK fashion market and while sales to international shoppers have been in decline after the boost that they gained from the Brexit vote, that declined eased in August.
Harrods is clearly not suffering from the cloud hanging over many of its sector peers further down the price chain and like luxury rivals Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, luxury and tourist spending has sent profits up.
The UK luxury sector needs to understand the changing dynamics of the luxury consumer and to react to the way affluent consumers now want to shop and that means embracing technology, a new Walpole report says.
Harvey Nichols had a good year in the 12 months to March as its investments in its physical spaces began to pay off. Further investment and digital innovation could drive the current year higher even in a tough market.