#Fashion

Forever 21 expands in the Middle East and South East Asia

Forever 21 expands in the Middle East and South East Asia

The group opened a 12,000sq ft store at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall last week, which signals its expansion strategy across the two markets

cartier lea vignal kenedi

How Cartier’s Léa Vignal-Kenedi is leading the way for the global fragrance industry

Léa Vignal-Kenedi, managing director for fragrances at Cartier Parfums, is overseeing the global strategy for fragrances at one of the world’s most iconic jewellery houses

UAE brand The Giving Movement raises $15m in Series A round

The sustainable fashion brand aims to further growth in children’s wear, including its recently-announced baby wear line, and expand into new markets

Martijn Hagman, CEO Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe

Martijn Hagman, CEO Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe, discusses inclusivity and sustainability in fashion

In an exclusive interview, Hagman talks about helming a brand that focuses as much on fashion as it does on its social development goals

Anil, Ashok and Ravi Ramchandani

How Dubai-based Kachins Couture evolved its tailoring business over four decades

Second-generation family member Anil Ramchandani, director of business development, is playing a key role in determining its future course

Voices from the top: Khadija Al Bastaki, executive director, Dubai Design District

The district already has a packed calendar of events for 2022 to highlight landmark achievements

Rivoli Vision

Omega unveils limited-edition eyewear to celebrate UAE’s 50th anniversary

In a nod to two of its main cities, the skyline of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are laser-engraved on the lenses of the eyewear

Buy-now-pay-later provider tabby partners with Saudi’s fashion platform Styli

Styli has grown 400 per cent since its launch two years ago

Rivoli Vision

Rivoli launches dedicated eyewear division in the GCC

Rivoli Vision expects 100 stores to be opened by early 2022 across its three eyewear retail concepts: Avanti, Rivoli Eyezone and Style 88

The SME Story: Emanuel Brendarou, founder and CEO of Terrasuya

Terrasuya’s offerings include handcrafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces at an affordable price point

UAE’s The Luxury Closet raises $14m growth capital

The Luxury Closet has teams across five countries, and serves clients worldwide representing 85 countries

Louis Vuitton owner signs deal with Google to use AI for boosting sales

The contract will run for at least five years and include training by Google Cloud to LVMH’s staff

In pictures: Dubai to host 3-day super sale with up to 90% savings

The promotion will take place from Thursday, May 27 until Saturday, May 29

Under Armour opens largest store in the Middle East in Dubai Mall

It will feature a 3D foot scanner, an in-store MapMyRun App, an Under Armour Chill Out lounge, and access to exclusive brands and apparel

Dubai launches new strategy to double companies and jobs in the creative sector

The Dubai Creative Economy strategy aims to double the creative industries’ GDP contribution to 5 per cent of Dubai’s economy by 2025

Henrik Lindberg

How Henrik Lindberg built an eyewear empire

Danish family-owned Lindberg, led by Henrik Lindberg, is often referred to as the “Apple of the eyewear business”. Here’s why

Amazon.ae unveils sales deals for November 11

Prime members will get 12-hour early access to deals, in addition to free next-day delivery and free international shipping from Amazon US

Jose Neves Farfetch

Exclusive: Farfetch founder José Neves on the exponential growth of luxury fashion e-commerce

José Neves talks about the rationale behind smart acquisitions, building white-label digital infrastructure for companies, and why the Middle East region is vital to its business

José Neves, Founder and CEO of Farfetch

Farfetch updates brand identity; launches new ‘Open Doors’ digital campaign

For the first time ever, Farfetch will resort to TV to push out its campaign

Max Mara

Max Mara, Boohoo launch new e-commerce platforms for the Middle East

Max Mara launched its new portal on September 14, while Boohoo will launch its e-commerce website on September 23

Hermes

Watch: Hermès creative director Véronique Nichanian showcases the Men’s SS 2021 collection

For its recent menswear Spring-Summer 2021 collection, Hermès found a novel way to present its latest collection to its global clients, right in the comfort of their living room

Patrick Chalhoub, CEO of Dubai-based Chalhoub Group

How the luxury retail sector in the UAE can stage a comeback

Personal luxury sales in the UAE and the Middle East has, expectedly, nosedived. But luxury retailers are pushing forward a multi-pronged strategy that will – if successful – result in a gradual resurgence of the industry

Amazon’s ‘Everything for you sale’ to begin on July 21

Prime members will get exclusive 12-hour early access to deals from 12pm on July 20

Brooks Brothers

Menswear major and America’s oldest retailer, Brooks Brothers, goes bankrupt

The company listed assets and liabilities of at least $500m each in court papers

Coronavirus

The luxury industry’s fight against the pandemic

The luxury sector across the world has suffered a blow due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, they’re devising ingenious coping strategies

Qatar Luxury Group Buys Stake In Anya Hindmarch

The Qatari-owned investment company increases its luxury goods portfolio with British fashion brand.