Development at the outlet mall due to open at The O2 in London this October is proceeding with the companies behind it announcing the first names to have signed up. They include Calvin Klein, Kurt Geiger and Levi's.
One of the abiding mysteries in luxury is the far greater ability of Paris brands to outperform their venerable, respected and often very classy London rivals. Dunhill may be about to become a significant exception.
Italy’s Borsalino, one of the world’s most famous hat makers and known for Humphrey Bogart’s fedora in the film “Casablanca”, has been rescued by Haeres Equita, a group of investors led by a Swiss-Italian financier.