Surging sales at Louis Vuitton and Dior helped French luxury giant LVMH make a very strong start to 2021, with overall revenues returning to growth in the first quarter despite new coronavirus lockdowns in Europe.
April 12 sees the opening of McArthurGlen’s latest outlet centre with the debut of the £160m Designer Outlet West Midlands. The company said it’s the only standalone shopping centre to open in the UK this year.
Fashion retailer Atterley.com, which counts Alexandra Shulman as an advisor, has raised £3 million through a funding round backed by Maven Capital Partners, by Scottish Enterprise and existing shareholders.
For yet another summer, the LVMH-owned luxury label has dropped a capsule collection inspired by the Balearic Islands, this time comprising a full range of men’s and women’s items, including accessories and a fragrance.
News that John Lewis is planning to open most of its fitting rooms when it reopens it stores next week may have been encouraging, but not all retailers are planning on doing likewise — at least not at first.