At first glance, November’s UK retail sales released Friday looked quite good. Despite the pandemic-induced lockdown, total like-for-like sales last month increased 3.3%, the strongest month of sales since January.
Paris couturier Alexandre Vauthier has announced a brand new shoe collaboration with Italian master shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti, covering the design, production and wholesale distribution of his footwear collection.
Good but not spectacular. UK online retail sales across the Black Friday weekend were “very strong” this year, although they failed to match forecasts in spite of England being confined to lockdown shopping, IMRG said.
Retailer Isawitfirst has announced it’s forging stronger ties with the music industry as it unveils an exclusive partnership with the MOBO music awards, as well as sponsorship of the Best Female category.
Two UK retailers have highlighted the ongoing importance of loungewear this year with Missguided on Thursday saying it saw a 70% surge in sales of the category while Boux Avenue said most consumers are wearing it.