Samantha Conti

Harrods 'Rarity' - Bottega Veneta, Ralph & Russo, Glenn Spiro, Penhaligons and Rolex

Human Resources

Annalise Fard to Oversee Harrods’ Fine Watches, Jewelry, Fashion Accessories

Fard began her Harrods career in 1997.

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Anya Hindmarch's Bags That Work.

Fashion Scoops

Anya Hindmarch Puts Latest Handbag Collection to Work

Bags That Work is a collection of five roomy styles with lots of zips and pockets.

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House of Fraser flagship store in Oxford Street

Business Features

Good Sport? Industry Wonders How Ashley Will Handle House of Fraser

House of Fraser could be the biggest challenge yet for Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley in a cold climate for British high-street retail.  

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Mike Ashley

Retail

Mike Ashley Pays 90 Million Pounds for Bankrupt House of Fraser

The troubled retailer called in Ernst & Young early Friday, hours before a distressed sale to retail tycoon Mike Ashley.

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Sir Philip Green and Kate MossTop Shop show, Front Row, Spring Summer 2018, London Fashion Week, London, UK - 17 Sep 2017

Fashion Scoops

Topshop, ShangPin Terminate China Partnership by Mutual Agreement

Topshop confirmed it is exploring new opportunities in the region.

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The Floral Street shop in Covent Garden

Retail

Experience Matters: Floral Street’s London Flower Bomb

New British fragrance brand Floral Street refuses to spritz and sell, and offers a slower, personalized experience.

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Agnona London Boutique

Retail

Global Blue to Open First VIP Lounge, Concierge Service in Mayfair

The lounge, on Albemarle Street, follows openings in cities such as Milan, Madrid and Paris.

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Twinset Milano Fall 2018 Campaign with Suki Waterhouse and Georgia May Jagger

Retail

Twinset Milano Courts London With Stores, Campaign With Georgia May Jagger

The Italian brand, now owned by The Carlyle Group, is making its U.K. debut, with two stores and a campaign starring Georgia May Jagger and Suki Waterhouse.

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Riccardo Tisci

Fashion Scoops

Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Unveil Logo and Monogram

The reveal comes ahead of Tisci’s first runway show for Burberry during London Fashion Week in September.

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House of Fraser's Oxford Street store

Retail

China’s C.banner Cancels Deal to Buy Struggling House of Fraser

In May, C.banner had agreed to take a 51 percent stake in the British retailer, but is no longer able to raise the funds due to a slide in its share price.

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Alexander McQueen's New Collection of Eight Fragrances

Fragrance

Alexander McQueen Creates Figure Eight Fragrance

The house’s eight-scent collection is a study in contrasts and is meant to reflect many facets of the McQueen woman.

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The Fendi Kiosk at Selfridges Corner Shop in London

Fashion Scoops

Fendi Creates an ‘Open-Air’ Market at Selfridges’ Corner Shop

The brand, which is selling items ranging from logo bags to double-F popsicles, will be there for the month of August.

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Louise Trotter on the catwalkJoseph show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, London Fashion Week, UK - 18 Sep 2017

Fashion Scoops

Louise Trotter Exits Joseph as Creative Director

A replacement has not yet been named.

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Barbie Puma

Financial

Puma’s Adjusted Sales Bounce 15 Percent in Q2

The sneaker brand is dealing with global trade uncertainty linked to the U.S. and Turkey by adding production sites outside China.

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Chris Kyvetos

Footwear

Street Signs: Sneakerboy Talks Supreme, Wholesale, Re-commerce

Founder and creative director of Sneakerboy Chris Kyvetos detected the potential of sneakers early on and uses them as his creative compass — and retail inspiration. 

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