Beauty Features

What to Watch: Brexit and Britain’s Beauty Business

About 66 percent, or 2.34 billion pounds worth, of the U.K.’s beauty export sales were generated in the European Union in 2016.

clock January 5, 2018Jennifer Weil

Burberry store

Business Features

Think Tank: The Impact of the ‘Brexit Effect’ on Luxury Goods

Caroline Brown, audit manager at Mazars USA LLP, explains.

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Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger

Business Features

Bright Side: London Flourishes as a Fashion Hub Despite Brexit Woes

Difficult Brexit talks and uncertainty about Britain’s future have done little to dampen investment — and luxury shopping — in London.

clock September 15, 2017Samantha Conti

Pro-EU demonstrators gather in Parliament Square in London

Fashion Scoops

Katharine Hamnett Marches in London, Returns With Sustainable Range

The designer took part in the People’s March for Europe on Saturday.

clock September 9, 2017Lorelei Marfil

UK Prime Minister Theresa May leaving 10 Downing Street, London

Government and Trade

What to Watch: Will Brexit-Bound Britain Get a New Prime Minister This Year?

Some say Theresa May’s days are numbered as the country flies into bumpy Brexit negotiations

clock August 22, 2017Samantha Conti

Patrick Grant at his Community Clothing booth.


British Manufacturers See Surge in Demand Ahead of Brexit

The annual Meet the Manufacturer trade show in London, which promotes sourcing and production in the U.K., doubled in size this year.

clock June 5, 2017Paulina Szmydke-Cacciapalle

Nick Knight celebrates Macron's presidential win

Business Features

After the Deluge of Votes, the Challenges Begin for France’s Macron

Designers, investors applaud Macron win, but can he fix France’s outdated ways?

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The eiffel towerParis, France - May 2016


Markets Uneven After Macron’s Landslide French Election Win

The euro reached a six-month high earlier on Monday morning, and then retreated.

clock May 8, 2017Samantha Conti

Matthew Harding and Levi Palmer of Palmer/Harding, the BFC’s Caroline Rush, British Vogue’s Alexandra Shulman and Amy Powney and Maia Norman of Mother of Pearl

Government and Trade

Hear Them Roar: Theresa May, Caroline Rush Argue Their Brexit Cases

May called a surprise snap election while Rush argued on behalf of British fashion in parliament in the run-up to Brexit.

clock April 18, 2017Samantha Conti and Lorelei Marfil

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May leaving 10 Downing Street, London

Government and Trade

Theresa May Calls Early Election in Bid to Silence Brexit Opponents

The British prime minister said she needs a strong hand in Brexit negotiations.

clock April 18, 2017Samantha Conti

As the U.K. heads to Brexit, the question is: Where will all the bankers go next?

Business Features

New Lands of Plenty? Dublin, Berlin Could Be Among Post-Brexit Winners

Retail is unlikely to get a boost from bankers’ exodus, but food and drink will.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May

Government and Trade

British Prime Minister Theresa May Lays Out Brexit Plans

May laid out her initiatives pertaining to Brexit in a speech held in central London.

clock January 17, 2017Lorelei Marfil

Many have been taking advantage of a weaker pound — especially with regard to luxury goods, while the euro is also expected to soften.

Government and Trade

Year in Fashion: Brexit and the Global Populist Movement

Great Britain was the catalyst in the growing global populist movement that has spread to Italy and could hit France and Germany next.

clock December 21, 2016Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

U.K. Culture Minister Responds to Brexit Design Manifesto

The initiative was created in response to the Brexit vote, by architectural and design magazine Dezeen.

clock December 20, 2016Natalie Theodosi

Anybody’s Guess.

Government and Trade

More Global Economic Uncertainty Lies Ahead for First Half

The uncertain economy does not bode well for consumer confidence, tourist flows and the appetite for nonessentials.

clock December 8, 2016Samantha Conti and Tiffany Ap

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