A 0.6% dip in weekly spending at John Lewis Partnership to just over £206 million was largely accounted for by a drop in sales at the John Lewis department store chain and webstore, the company said on Tuesday.
Chinese holidaymakers shelled out the most money in European countries over the Lunar New Year. Data also suggests that Chinese visitors to Europe dropped the most money in department stores and luxury shops.
With just over a month to go until the Baselworld watch fair starts in the Swiss city of Basel, March 21-26, Frédérique Constant has unveiled two new "Art Déco" women's timepieces boasting a subtle and refined design.
The UK subscription box market continues to go from strength to strength and the latest report on the sector, from parcels carrier Royal Mail, said it should reach a total value of £1 billion by as soon as 2022.
Fashion retailers Joe Browns and N Brown are linking up to extended their product offer in the homewares sector, a super category that has proved increasingly appealing to fashion specialists in recent periods.