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Business

Hobbs in profit again in latest fiscal year, but that was pre-pandemic

Hobbs in profit again in latest fiscal year, but that was pre-pandemic

​Womenswear brand Hobbs has filed its accounts for the year to the end of March 2020 and said that prior to the impact of the pandemic, the company had been performing in line with its forecast expectations. 
Fashion
Business
Hugo Boss adds to webstore total as it targets €300m in web sales this year

Hugo Boss adds to webstore total as it targets €300m in web sales this year

​Hugo Boss is diving further into online with a major expansion of its webstore offer. The company has gone online in 12 additional markets.
Luxury
Business

Carlyle secures majority stake in Beautycounter

The private equity firm has taken a majority stake in the digital-native clean beauty brand, an investment that values the Santa Monica, California-based company at $1 billion and sets it up for accelerated growth.
Beauty
Business

Stellar Vuitton growth powers LVMH sales in first quarter

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.
Luxury
Business

Trade shows

Swiss watch expo switches to Shanghai after virtual debut

Swiss watch expo switches to Shanghai after virtual debut

Geneva's international expo of fine watches switches to Shanghai on Wednesday for a physical version after staging an online edition to keep the prestigious fair going during the pandemic.
Luxury
Trade shows
Two organisers competing to stage Parisian trade show Bijorhca in September

Two organisers competing to stage Parisian trade show Bijorhca in September

After parting ways with Reed Expositions France, the Parisian jewellery show’s former organiser, French jewellery industry association BOCI said it is negotiating with two companies to stage its next event.
Fashion
Trade shows

Texworld Evolution to hold a second showroom from July 5 to 9

After a successful trial in February, Texworld Evolution organiser Messe Frankfurt will hold another showroom in Paris from July 5 to 9 to maintain a physical meeting point despite the absence of its trade shows.
Fashion
Trade shows

Attendance at Shanghai’s textile/apparel shows back to normal

Shanghai’s Intertextile, Chic, PH Value and Yarn Expo shows recorded a high turnout on March 17-19, with attendance figures of up to 88,000 visitors, a return to numbers similar to those of 2019.
Fashion
Trade shows