Selfridges had already told us that its Boxing Day clearance sale business was buoyant and at the weekend it said the Christmas season as a whole was better than ever with rising footfall and strong full-price sales.
Selfridges had unveiled the second phase of its giant accessories hall makeover saying it takes it “one step closer to opening the largest luxury accessories hall in the world”. It has also added a quirky Corner Shop.
Debenhams profits dropped in the latest year but the big news was around its rebirth plan that includes a new designer signing, in-store gyms, soaring mobile sales, making its Danish chain a Scandi hub and much more.
Retailers in London’s West End are predicted to take over £50 million a day in the six weeks to Christmas but till receipts should rise only 1.5% overall. There will be a tourist boost, but not as large as last year's.
A one-stop shop for all things bridal is set to open in a building close to London’s Oxford Street with entrepreneur George Hammer, the beauty entrepreneur who founded the Urban Retreat brand, launching the new concept.
Chinese, Kuwaiti and Indian visitors drove a spending boom in London's West End during the summer, new figures show. And October is expected to see a repeat performance due to China's Golden Week holiday.
If there is a single biggest reason fashion insiders come to London then it must be to see the latest show by JW Anderson, whose star designer Jonathan Anderson is having a very busy week – even by his standards.