BMG has illustrated the importance of its developing menswear ops with news that it has acquired the Peckham Rye label. And it willl make the most of its "strong sense of old-school south London cockiness".
The festive shopping season in the UK saw a noticeable revival of consumers visiting physical stores as they discovered the joys of shopping face-to-face. And that seems to have benefited London's Oxford Street.
London-based software start-up Emporia has raised over £10 million of expansion funding “to reimagine the e-commerce space”. It’s aiming to bring retail into the metaverse by providing the tech to build virtual stores.
Matchesfashion’s owner Apax partners has agreed a £60m funding package for the luxury retailer as it continues to work on its turnaround. The new package comprises £40m of equity and £20m of additional debt.
UK retail vacancy rates improved in the final quarter of 2022 to 13.8%. But before you get too excited, it was only better by 0.1% on Q3 and 0.6 percentage points better than the same period last year.
The Parisian luxury label has taken its first steps into childrenswear with a collection for new-born babies up to 12 months of age, which will be available at select Louis Vuitton stores from March 3.