Selfridges hits record sales as domestic growth helps offset international slowdown

Selfridges hit record annual earnings and sales as the UK fashion department store chain, boosted by the launch of its international delivery service 14 months ago. The retailer, which has been owned by Canada's Weston family for over a decade, reported a 12.3% jump in operating profit to £150m for the 12 months to December 2013, as retail sales drove ...
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Inspiring Young Boxer’s Photoshoot

Boxer champion Charles Boom Boom Frankham moves from the ring to an inspiring photoshoot for some sports infused photography. Gold, white and red are key colours with graphics full of old school charm. "To be a champion, you have to train like a champion. Even when no ones watching." Subscribers, check out our Past Modern S/S 16 ...
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La Cabine: A Beautifully Crafted Bathroom Cabinet

Bathroom manufacturer Line Art and young design brand La Fonction have collaborated to create a new stand-alone and self-contained bathroom unit, La Cabine. When closed it looks like a simple and beautifully-made cupboard, using very little space, but when the doors are open, it reveals a compact bathroom, complete with all the necessities. The concept thus brings the intimacy of a bathroom into
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Craig & Karl Collaborate With Waterford Crystal

Design duo Craig & Karl have collaborated with Waterford Crystal to create a limited-edition vase called Crystaleyezed, which depicts a selection of crystal cut faces around the vase's centre, combining the duo's style with Waterford's traditional artisan approach.
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Dolce & Gabbana unveils Christmas Make-Up Collection

This Christmas sees Dolce & Gabbana Beauty introduce the new Make-Up Collector’s Edition, offering a selection of limited edition colours and designs for the festive season. Inspired by the label’s heritage, three new products – The Bronzer, The Illuminator and The Shine Lipstick in Real Red, – take on the brand’s creative ancestry through Ancient Coin imagery and Iconic Red colouring. Packaged ...
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BEIJING: Rosewood Hotel

Designed by renowned Melbourne-based architects Bar Studio, this ultra-luxury property represents a number of firsts for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, as well for Beijing. Boasting grand-scale gardens and 283 rooms (many with uninterrupted views of the CCTV tower), this Rosewood property is one of the largest hotels in the city.
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Nespresso x Riedel: The New Coffee Ceremony

Nespresso has partnered with luxury glass manufacturer Riedel, to create a glass specifically designed to enhance the flavours of high-quality coffee. Just like wine, coffee has its own grand crus and Nespresso wanted to do them justice, with a vessel that enables the full release of their scent and aroma.
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Scenery Knife Block Collection by JIA Inc.

Introduced as part of its autumn/winter 14/15 range, the Scenery collection by Taiwanese tableware brand JIA Inc. comprises a series of knife blocks and storage items for the kitchen in different materials and sizes, creating a landscape on the kitchen counter.
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B.Balenciaga: Alexander Wang’s first fragrance for Balenciaga

Balenciaga has released a new scent titled B.Balenciaga. It is creative director Alexander Wang’s first fragrance for the French fashion house, since joining the brand in 2012. Created in collaboration with perfumer Domitille Bertier, the green woody fragrance features top notes of green edamame and lily of the valley bells which deliver a fresh kick as the perfume is sprayed onto ...
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Kit Neale collaborates with Tatty Devine on limited edition collection

Happy Halloween from these little critters by Kit Neale X Tatty Devine available to buy online now!
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Denham and London Cloth Make Two Rope Dyed Natural Indigo Coats -

Denham the Jeanmaker releases two one-of-a-kind pure indigo-dyed shetland wool coats made of yarn woven on vintage looms at London Cloth’s East London mill. Each season Denham celebrates "the attitude of pure indigo" in a special collection-within-the-collection on what the brand calls its collaborative "Collisions" project. For fall 2014, the Amsterdam-based label worked directly with Daniel Harris from the remarkable London Cloth Company in East London ...
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Why Retailers Shouldn’t Assume That One Store Fits All

If you're a retail executive and you're smart, the in-store customer experience should be top of mind. Yes, same day shipping, click-and-collect, and curbside pickup are great services, but where are the innovative concepts that encourage customers to spend more time in-store? How are retailers ensuring that its assortment and store concept are perfectly suited for a specific demographic or ...
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MAC Viva Glam x Miley Cyrus 2015 Make-Up Collaboration

American singer/actress Miley Cyrus has been named as the new face for MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam campaign. She Joins the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, who have all represented the Viva Glam charitable cause. The campaign sees the 21-year-old dressed in a black leotard and posing seductively to the camera. Set to debut in February 2015, the line-up will include ...
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Mega Bloks X Despicable Me

Mega Brands have announced a new partnership with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to launch Despicable Me building sets this December 2014. The construction line is based on the phenomenally successful Despicable Me franchise from Universal pictures and Illumination Entertainment. Builders will embrace their “inner Minions” with the line’s easy-to-build and fully customizable construction sets that offer mix-and-match features, such as interchangeable ...
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Landcarpets by Florian Pucher

Inspired by the peaceful views of the Earth from an airplane window, Bejing-based Austrian architect and artist Florian Pucher translates the colourful landscapes of many different countries into soft and tactile geometric rug designs.
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