The Marc Jacobs resort/pre-summer collection hit town yesterday and was certainly an interesting one. While there was an element of the unappealing in there, it was also stuffed full of ultra-commercial pieces that should spark a few trends.
Amazon is gong to spend even more money on growing its business in India, the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos has announced. That’s no surprise given that India is its fastest growth market.
Online sales growth used to be huge with 20% or 30%-plus figures appearing regularly. But while it’s understandably slowed down as the sector has got bigger, that doesn’t stop some pretty spectacular headlines still appearing. And this one really made me sit up: Surveyed shoppers made 51% of their purchases on the web.
There was one particularly interesting bit about New Look’s results announcement yesterday (ok two, given that it’s expanding even further with menswear-only stores and had some stuff to say about Brexit). The thing that really made me sit up was what it said about global trends and social media.