Fashion |Opinion

Luxury's hefty markup and the price of prestige

Recent reports revealing that Dior suppliers in Italy paid a mere 53 euros to assemble a men’s accessory retailing more than 2,500 euros have cast a stark light on the economics of luxury goods. This staggering disparity between production costs and retail prices is not an anomaly in the world of high-end fashion, but rather an integral part of...

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Fashion

SS 2025 Key item accessories report: headgear, belts, ties and

The number of micro-trends spawned by social media platforms, including ‘Coastal Grandmother’, ‘Eclectic Grandpa’, ‘Quiet Luxury’ and ‘Tenniscore’ seem endless and somewhat surprisingly long lasting. It also means that any retail assortment will require a wide variety of accessories for the Spring/Summer 25 season. Classic or reworked...

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Business

Frasers Group CEO hails ‘break-out year’ as profits jump 13.1 percent

British fashion and retail giant Frasers Group has welcomed a significant uptick in its profits amid what its chief executive, Michael Murray, called a “break-out year”. In the report, Murray said that Frasers made “significant progress” with its Elevation Strategy, expanded its retail ecosystem, strengthened brand relationships, and generated...

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Fairs

Resort wear, adaptation and homeware: Scoop brings the French seaside to London

It’s not everyday you enter a trade show to the sound of melodic harp music, yet Scoop is not like every other trade show. In fact, each season, the event’s organiser, Karen Radley, reaffirms that the event is actually intended to be a “showroom”, a sentiment that is reflective in the highly curated selection of exhibitors and Radley’s more...

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