British designer brand Orla Kiely saw sales jump 15.8% to £8.3 million in the year to end of March, with continued success in the Far East, the US market and its handbag range contributing to the growth.
The Harvey Weinstein scandal is hitting the business of British designer Georgina Chapman with her and Keren Craig’s Marchesa label seeing plans for a licensed jewellery line being dropped by the licensee.
N Brown may not be powering ahead on the profits front yet but sales are rising and market share is growing for its Power Brands. It's also boosting e-tail and has plans to grow its business in the US.
This week in Paris, Adrian Cheng announced the launch of a significant new investment fund to target what Cheng sees as the key consumer market of this century – Millennials and Generation Z in China. Call them BATers.
Swarovski is planning to open a service centre in Costa Rica’s San Jose by the end of 2017, which will be home to certain finance and administration jobs that require a certain proximity to the American markets.