Mulberry slips to a half-year loss but turnaround strategy raises hopes

The news that Mulberry Group fell into the red in H1 may not have been a surprise on Thursday but the UK luxury handbag maker announcing its turnaround strategy is beginning to pay off allowed for some festive cheer. The company reported a £1.1m ($1.7m) pre-tax loss in the half to end-September, down from a £7.2m profit a year ago, and ...
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Laid-back sophistication at Tomas Maier

New York: For Pre-Fall, Tomas Maier continued with his laid-back sophisticated appeal with a collection that was infused with his signature sporty vibe. Minimal and simply preppy, there were classic weekend pieces to compliment any youthful wardrobe. The trick with Maier is his use of the special details that set his designs apart from being average. Everything is as streamlined as ...
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Karl’s own “Sound of Music” for Chanel

Salzburg, Austria: This Pre-Fall Metiers d’Art show was one that sat very close to Karl Lagerfeld’s heart – complete with his own likeness of being in Hudson Kroenig – dressed in Tyrolean Lederhosen. With a fairytale backdrop and glowing candlelight completing the atmosphere, models glided through the Rococo palace of Salzberg in interpretations of Chanel’s little jacket, (it was at the Mittershill ...
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Meet our director of youth and denim, Amy Leverton #insidewgsn

As part of our #happygifing countdown to the holidays, we've got an exclusive #insidewgsn interview with our director of denim and youth, Amy Leverton. Amy is responsible for all things youth culture, whether that be covering global music events, analysing street style or spotting influential denim trends. Can you tell us a bit about your role as director of denim and youth? By heading up denim and youth I think ...
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Studio Ghibli: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation

For the first time in Europe, Studio Ghibli fans have an opportunity to pay tribute to the remarkable skills of Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki. Admire original drawings and layouts from classic animated films including My Neighbour Totoro, Ponyo and spirited away. Check out the exhibition at Art Ludique-Le Musée in Paris through March 1st 2015. Dessins du studio Ghibli Dessins du ...
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US Cyber Monday sales hit new records as mobile shopping excels

Cyber Monday set new records for US online sales, four tracking services said Tuesday, capping a strong five-day ‘Cyber Week’ shopping span, especially from mobile devices. US consumers spent $2.68bn online on Cyber Monday, a 17% jump from 2013, according to Adobe Digital Index based on data from more than 5,000 companies. It noted around 21% came from mobile devices such ...
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Our pick of 2014′s best holiday campaign films

The best thing about our jobs at this time of year? Hours on YouTube enjoying all the heartwarming holiday-themed campaigns from our favourite brands and retailers. 2014 sees us spoilt for choice with endless clips released telling a variety of festive tales, but here’s our shortlist of 10 of the best. Share yours in the comments below too. 1) Kate ...
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Haptic Holograms

Technologists at the University of Bristol have developed a way to give holograms form and texture, reports New Scientist. The UltraHaptics system uses a Leap Motion sensor to detect the movement of the user's hands over and into the hologram, emitting high-frequency soundwaves to meet the hand so that it feels as though there is a physical object in the air.
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Cyber Monday US online sales jump 16% says Adobe but IBM expects gain to be half that

Total US online sales jumped 16% year-on-year to $2.65bn on Cyber Monday, according to Adobe’s latest digital index for online shopping. However, Cyber Monday online sales were showing to be just 8.7% ahead as of 2pm, according to IBM Digital Analytics, far short of the 21% growth it reported last year. In its update at 6pm Eastern time, IBM reported that ...
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10 of our favourite retail moves this Thanksgiving weekend

“It’s a marathon not a sprint,” said Matthew Shay, CEO of the National Retail Federation (NRF), this Thanksgiving weekend as retailers in the US (and elsewhere around the world) pushed out discounts, promotions and offers galore in a bid to drive shoppers into their stores and onto their websites. He was referring of course to the fact that despite those efforts, ...
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UK scientist claims DNA study breakthrough creates the most ‘advanced anti-ageing serum’ ever

New research suggests skincare tailored to individuals' DNA may be the best way to combat the appearance of ageing, according to a Daily Telegraph report. The research by one of Britain’s leading scientists claims to have created the most advanced anti-ageing serum ever. Clinical trials over 18 months suggested that ‘Geneu’ (pronounced ‘gene you’) reduces fine lines and wrinkles by up to ...
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Rodial Sculpting Bar at Harvey Nichols

Last week saw London based cult beauty brand Rodial launch the first ever Sculpting Bar in Harvey Nichol’s Knightsbridge store. Featuring products from the new Rodial sculpting and colour collection, this exclusive full-service beauty bar is staffed by international make-up artists and skincare specialists, who provide expert advice and tutorials on the latest contouring looks. The bar offers both an express menu ...
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HONG KONG: Pradasphere

After making its debut at London's Harrods this May, Pradasphere crossed the Atlantic and landed in Pier 4 Central, Hong Kong. The exhibition is situated on a rooftop overlooking the harbour. 
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NORR 11 Opens Showroom in London

Scandinavian manufacturer of furniture and homewares NORR 11 will opens its first London showroom next week. The company's collection, which draws inspiration from other countries and cultures to create contemporary Danish design, has never been showcased in the UK before. NORR 11 already has shops in Berlin, Tallinn, Aarhus and Copenhagen.
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Levi’s Field of Jeans

As official partners of San Francisco 49ers, Levi's continue their collaboration with the American football team with their latest project Field of Jeans. In 2013, San Francisco 49ers announced the teams new home in Santa Clara, California would be named Levi's Stadium following a $220.3 million naming-rights deal negotiated with fellow San Fran pillar Levi's Strauss, the Niners and the city ...
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