Selfridges weathered the 2020 storm, despite enduring the toughest retail year in decades. That’s according to company chief Anne Pitcher who admitted that it was the “most difficult” period in its 113 years.
Richemont’s third quarter — the all-important three months to the end of December — saw sales rising only 1%, although currency-neutral, they were up a healthier 5%, despite the “continuously volatile environment”.
Burberry saw another round of retail sales falls in Q3, with Europe and the Americas still being hit hard. But it said China, Korea, leathergoods, outerwear and full-price sales all headed in the right direction.
It says a great deal about the current Covid confusion in fashion weeks when the Paris menswear season for fall 2021, the biggest annual series of menswear collections in the world, began on Tuesday with a teaser.
M&S’s deal to buy Jaeger completed on Friday and the administrators to the heritage brand have confirmed that all 63 standalone stores and the label’s concessions will not reopen after the current UK lockdown ends.