‘Vaccination no shot in the arm for UK consumer confidence’ is Friday’s telling headline from GfK’s economic reading for January that reflects a less optimistic view from a population stuck in winter lockdown.
The founder of shirts specialist Charles Tyrwhitt said business “fell off a cliff” last year as stores were forced to close, consumers reined-in spending and worked from home so his products stayed on the rails.
The fashion retailer has revealed a new long-term growth strategy that aims to transform its Aerie brand into a $2 billion business over the next two to three years, while also reorganizing its brick-and-mortar network.
According to LaunchMetrics, the looks worn by the U.S.’s first female vice president at this week’s Presidential Inauguration stirred up significant interest around Christopher John Rogers, Sergio Hudson and Pyer Moss.
The company seen as the frontrunner to win the Topshop auction surprised observers late on Thursday as it emerged Next had pulled out of bidding for the most valuable name in the Arcadia basket of brands.
Standing out in a crowd of glamorously dressed guests, Bernie Sanders showed up for the US presidential inauguration in a heavy winter jacket and patterned mittens, spawning the first viral meme of the Biden era.