Bridal line Celia Grace is expanding in the hopes of driving market awareness for the growing consumer demand for Fair Trade and ethical bridal gowns. All dresses are Fair Trade certified and use eco-friendly processes.
Italian luxury group Tod's will use multiple collections throughout the year to engage better with customers, its chairman said on Friday, as more fashion brands adapt their strategies to the fast-moving market.
Westfield reported rising 2017 footfall at its UK centres but sales barely budged year-on-year as the market stayed tough for retailers and especially for the fashion brands that make up a huge chunk of mall tenants.
Initial plans to open 20 Hudson’s Bay department stores in the Netherlands have been narrowed to 15. The retailer announced that it is currently focusing on stores that are in development and denies financial problems.
UK fashion brands and retailers have a major global opportunity with a new report suggesting that international shoppers would be prepared to pay over 20% more for British goods and almost 10% more for UK-made fashion.
UK and Spanish fashion retailers may be struggling but landlord Intu managed to report higher profits for 2017. Yet rental growth slowed in a tough market where store spaces are becoming less profitable for retailers.