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Few Chinese keen to travel abroad soon, even if  Covid curbs ease

Few Chinese keen to travel abroad soon, even if Covid curbs ease

More than half of Chinese say they will put off travel abroad, for periods from several months to more than a year, even if borders re-opened tomorrow, a sign that consumer recovery from Covid-19 measures will take time.
Lifestyle
Gen Z is fastest growing group of tax-free shoppers - Planet report

Gen Z is fastest growing group of tax-free shoppers - Planet report

​Tax-free shopping among Gen Z consumers is growing faster than for any other age group, new research from software and payments specialist Planet shows.
Fashion
New Bond Street rents no longer Europe's highest as Milan is no.1, but NYC is top globally

New Bond Street rents no longer Europe's highest as Milan is no.1, but NYC is top globally

​New Bond Street in the heart of London's West End has lost its crown as the most expensive shopping street in Europe as far as rents are concerned. That title goes to Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone, new figures show.
Luxury
Zuckerberg says WhatsApp business chat will drive sales sooner than metaverse

Zuckerberg says WhatsApp business chat will drive sales sooner than metaverse

Meta Platforms Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told employees that WhatsApp and Messenger would drive the company's next wave of sales growth, as he sought to assuage concerns about Meta after its first mass layoffs.
Fashion
Burberry doubles down on Britishness for 'next phase', Lola bag is best seller

Burberry doubles down on Britishness for 'next phase', Lola bag is best seller

​Burberry is entering “the next phase”, the luxury company said when delivering its interim results on Thursday, with still-new CEO Jonathan Akeroyd preparing for an evolved approach under Daniel Lee.
Luxury
Burberry looks to reignite spark under new leadership duo

Burberry looks to reignite spark under new leadership duo

Burberry's new chief executive Jonathan Akeroyd will on Thursday set out his plan to finish the job started by his predecessor: boosting growth at the British luxury brand to the levels of its European rivals.
Luxury
Instagram looking into issues after user complaints

Instagram looking into issues after user complaints

Meta Platforms Inc's Instagram said on Monday it was looking into an issue preventing thousands of its users from accessing the photo-sharing application.
Fashion
Harrods set to match pre-Covid sales this year after reporting return to profit

Harrods set to match pre-Covid sales this year after reporting return to profit

​Harrods’ results for the year to the end of January, showed the company recovering from the pandemic, despite ongoing issues related to the global health crisis during the period.
Luxury
Parliamentary committee says end to VAT-free tourist shopping a mistake

Parliamentary committee says end to VAT-free tourist shopping a mistake

An influential Parliamentary committee has slammed the Government's decision to not reintroduce VAT-free shopping for tourists, calling it a "spectacular own goal". There are now calls for an independent assessment.
Fashion
Affluent splash out on pricey Birkin bags but clouds loom

Affluent splash out on pricey Birkin bags but clouds loom

Brushing off higher prices, affluent spenders are continuing to splash out on luxuries including $10,000 handbags and high-end perfumes, trading updates from Hermes, Kering, and L'Oreal showed on Thursday.  
Luxury
Battersea Power Station attracts 250,000+ visitors on opening weekend

Battersea Power Station attracts 250,000+ visitors on opening weekend

​The reopening of Battersea Power Station (BPS) as a supermall and leisure destination last Friday resulted in a surge of visitors who added up to more than a quarter of a million people over the opening weekend.
Fashion
The Thin Line: The company that wants to turn Lanzarote into a luxury travel destination

The Thin Line: The company that wants to turn Lanzarote into a luxury travel destination

The company specialising in fashion and luxury experiences is opening its eighth shop in Puerto del Carmen in order to boost the island's potential and its own business, which already generates a turnover of €20 million.
Luxury
UK's VAT-free shopping for tourists axed again as mini-budget unravels

UK's VAT-free shopping for tourists axed again as mini-budget unravels

​In a massive blow to the retail sector, the UK's new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has undone one of the most significant measures for retail of the now-notorious mini budget that had been unveiled in September.
Fashion
TikTok plans U.S. fulfilment centers

TikTok plans U.S. fulfilment centers

Chinese short-video content platform TikTok is reportedly looking to rollout several fulfilment centers across the U.S., according to dozens of job postings on LinkedIn for roles in fulfilment.
Fashion
EU says Shopify to improve platform to make online shopping safer

EU says Shopify to improve platform to make online shopping safer

The European Commission said on Friday e-commerce business Shopify has committed to put in place improvements aimed at making online shopping safer for customers, according to a statement.
Fashion
Uniqlo sets out to win over Madrid's tourists with a new store on Gran Vía

Uniqlo sets out to win over Madrid's tourists with a new store on Gran Vía

The 2,200 square meter store is set to open its doors to the public on October 6, offering services such as item customization and repairs.
Lifestyle