It was a mixed (luxury) bag of results for Mulberry in the 53 weeks to the end of March with the UK company saying its international business developed, its D2C strategy progressed, but the UK market was challenging.
Tuexdos for grooms, white dresses for bridesmaids, bridal jumpsuits and the dominance of tiaras and fascinators. Those are the key trends for bridal, according to the new John Lewis wedding trends report.
Joules continued its progress in H1 with surging sales and profits as womenswear did well and international markets grew. Any company that can grow its sales fast but its profits even faster is doing well at the moment.
Good Christmas trading is no guarantee of survival in the UK fashion retail market. Womenswear chain East filed for administration Monday less than a month after reporting a festive sales uplift and rising e-sales.
The UK’s Black Friday weekend got off to a strong start online on November 24, but early evidence suggests that physical store shopping was weaker and London's West End was hit by panic after a terrorist false alarm.