Don't miss this week
As chairman of the Judging Panel for the inaugural Retail Week Hackathon, I can say on behalf of my fellow judges that we’ve witnessed some outstanding examples of innovation from a set of 10 inspiring teams.
Fashion etailer Net-a-Porter today launched a limited edition version of wearable tech Google Glass designed by Diane von Furstenberg.
The Net-a-Porter CIO Hugh Fahy wants to ensure that his 300-strong team retains an agile approach to the delivery of the etailer’s technology.
Shop Direct has revealed its luxury spin-off site VeryExclusive.co.uk will launch during London Fashion Week next February.
Burberry chief executive Christopher Bailey has pocketed more than £5m from selling shares in the luxury retailer yesterday.
Marc Jacobs is opening a pop-up ‘tweet shop’ in Covent Garden next week where transactions will be based on social media interaction rather than cash.
The fashion brand Club Monaco has opened a store in Sloane Square, using visual merchandising to introduce itself to customers and local retailers.
Debenhams began collaborating with top designers 21 years ago. Retail Week charts its growth from ‘risky move’ to core offer.
With ecommerce becoming increasingly prevalent, luxury retailers must improve their online and delivery service or risk losing their customers.
It appears that luxury brands are finally realising that online is a channel that cannot be ignored as Cartier has made the move to trade on Selfridges’ website.