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Asos to stock Primark clothes after deal is struck Tuesday, 4th June 2013
Asos will soon stock Primark clothes on its website after a deal was struck between the two fashion retail stalwarts.
Lily Cole launches rubber jewellery line in support of the rainforest Monday, 3rd June 2013
Model and actress Lily Cole this week launched her first jewellery collection, creating a line of pendants, rings and bracelets using Amazonian wild rubber. As an ambassador of the Sky Rainforest Rescue, Cole was inspired to create a fashion collection from the raw wild rubber found in Brazil.
May sees bank holiday boost as non-fashion sales rise 8.5% Monday, 3rd June 2013
The BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker reported an encouraging four weeks for non-fashion sales, despite “relatively insignificant” levels of growth overall. Total like-for-like sales excluding non-store rose 0.8 per cent in the four weeks to 26 May, according to the latest report from BDO.
Boucheron launches new Parisian flagship Friday, 31st May 2013
The luxury French jewellery house is set to open the doors to its brand new flagship store this Saturday, as it prepares to reveal a new concept and dramatic brand overhaul for its store designs. WWD this week reported Boucheron will “move into the light” for its new boutique, which will favour white and champagne interiors over the brand’s previous concept, which relied on dark shades like deep purple.
Karl Lagerfeld to expand eponymous brand in Germany Friday, 31st May 2013
Karl Lagerfeld is set to bring at least five stores from his eponymous label to his native Germany as well as opening “several” in China, according to WWD.
John Lewis boasts positive bank holiday sales Friday, 31st May 2013
John Lewis remained up-beat this week after publishing positive financial results despite inconsistent summer bank holiday weather. The retailer said the weather had had a profound effect on its fashion sector, with sales dropping 7.2 per cent from the same time last year, but some stores turned in terrific performances, notably the at home stores which saw an increase of 43.5 per cent.
Marc by Marc Jacobs appoints Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier as directors Friday, 31st May 2013
Marc by Marc Jacobs makes two new appointments. Perhaps it’s a touch of British eccentricity that Marc Jacob’s sister line Marc by Marc Jacobs is missing, as the US label appoints two London-based designers to head up the young fashion label. Accessories designer Katie Hillier will oversee Marc by Marc Jacob’s women’s collections as creative director, while Luella Bartley is set to head up the brand’s ready-to-wear lines as design director.