Eureka! John Lewis deal to boost brave new tech world

John Lewis is continuing to stake its claim to be one of the most tech-focused and forward looking retailers and has announced a deal with TrueStart, Europe’s only independent retail and consumer accelerator and investment fund. They’ll find and fund “the products, services and technologies which will define how we live in the future.”

AW 16 Mulberry campaign: Twin peaks

Mulberry is feeling a lot more confident these days, given its recent sales recovery after backtracking on its failed ultra-luxe strategy. Although the move to more affordable prices isn’t reflected in its AW16 ad campaign for the new collection as the star product is the new Chester bag, which starts at an eye-popping £1,295.

Balmain AW16 campaign

AW 16 Balmain campaign: Superstars, sobs and surprises

Olivier Rousteing at Balmain has gone down the supermodel/superstar route for his AW16 campaign. No surprise there. But what is surprising is the overall feel of the Steven Klein-photographed shots that move away from Balmain’s usual “hey, look at me, I’m sexy” approach in favour of a more moody look. So the various campaign stars…

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Brits are world-leading online shoppers says new data

Today’s story about Amazon testing drone deliveries in the UK isn’t just about the company finding a government happy to progress with the tech. It’s also about the size of the UK market and its importance to e-tailers. New data from European fashion aggregator Stylight backs that up with news that as many as 87%…

Amazon drone

Drones: Giant leap forward as UK agrees Amazon tests

Are we a step closer to getting our online products delivered by drone? Could be. Amazon said yesterday it’s struck a deal with the UK government to get us there faster. Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority and a cross-government team have given the e-tail giant the necessary permission to “explore the steps needed to make the…

DKNY advertising SS16

DKNY: LVMH throws in towel, G-III picks it up

So LVMH is selling DKNY to G-III Apparel with G-III’s CEO calling DKNY “iconic” and LVMH’s MD saying the “time was right”. Apart from that opening sentence probably containing more initial letters than any I’ve written in my entire life, there’s no actual surprise there. The fact is that the US-based Donna Karan business never…