Christmas shortages: Panicked parents phoning toy shops in tears trying to get hold of must-have gifts

Panicked parents have broken down crying after learning that toys on their children’s Christmas wish lists have already sold out because of the global shipping crisis. Heightened demand from shoppers combined with an “unwelcome vortex of logistical challenges” means some product lines have sold out entirely, with no more stock expected until the New Year. Other popular items such as trampolines never arrived in the first place, retailers say.
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Pierre Marcolini releases Christmas series of premium chocolates

Belgian premium chocolate brand Pierre Marcolini has released its Christmas collection, offering pride of place to the renowned Gianotti chocolate of Turin, Northern Italy, reports Neill Barston. Working with Grand Cru cocoa and Piedmont hazelnuts, the range includes its artisan produced Gianduja Stars available either as an 11 piece small...
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Why Harrods Is Betting on Customers Dropping Hundreds on Resold Luxury Sneakers

It’s a match made in luxury heaven. The Edit LDN, a major luxury sneaker resale and consignment platform, has just opened up its first physical location as a shop-in-shop in Harrods, London’s iconic 172-year-old department store. The store within a store concept opened earlier this month and was brought to life via a partnership between The Edit and Kurt Geiger, which manages footwear for Harrods and Selfridges. This shop-in-shop marks the first-ever physical location for the consignment and resale platform since it began its life as a website in 2020. “We saw a beautiful marriage of two brands because we purposefully pitch ourselves...
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Vuori sets expansion after investment

Activewear brand Vuori has received 400 million dollars in investment from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 for a minority stake, bringing the brand’s total valuation to 1 billion dollars. The news was reported by WWD. The brand, which was founded in 2015, has seen a series of investors who were willing...

Cabin Crew jobs at British Airways for Summer 2022

The UK's British Airways has just announced a new recruitment drive for new cabin crew members to start working for the carrier from Spring 2022 to help crew its summer schedule. The airline has already contacted the people it let go last year, who expressed an interest to return to...

Designer Kika Vargas on the Power of Her Latine Identity and Crafting a Brand With Community

Click here to read the full article. As a young girl in Bogotá, Colombia, Kika Vargas had a dream of one day becoming a fashion designer. Fast-forward to today, the designer is now an industry veteran who cut her teeth at Missoni before launching her women’s ready-to-wear label in 2010. After taking a break to focus on family, the designer relaunched her brand in May 2019 with Gogoluxe (an agency that helps fashion companies with creative direction and retail strategy) and now splits her time between her hometown, New York and Madrid. The brand sits at the emerging designer price-point...

British Airways to recruit more cabin crew in 2022 as holidays boom

BRITISH Airways is recruiting more cabin crew from spring 2022 as the airline predicts a bumper summer for holidays next year. The flag carrier confirmed today that they hope to start recruiting from January, so they can take to the skies from March 2022. British Airways are launching a recruitment...

Get Your Skates On: Giorgio Armani Neve Arrives at Harrods

Landing at Harrods with a brand new pop-up space, Giorgio Armani is gearing up to launch its latest winter collection to keep you ready for any crazy winter antics coming your way this season. Giorgio Armani Neve includes a variety of winter clothing and accessories ranging from knit jumpers and wool suits with accompanying boots – ideal for scaling snow-coated mountains.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Sales Associate Harrods

Innovative, uncompromising, romantic, provocative, upholding the power of emotion and the touch of the human hand: these are all elements that describe the fashion of the house of Alexander McQueen. The brand is synonymous with modern British couture, renowned for its strong identity and celebration of unbridled creativity. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: femininity and masculinity, fragility and strength, tradition and modernity. Under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, the house produces critically acclaimed collections, driven by unparalleled vision and respect for craftsmanship. Burton was made Head of Design for womenswear in 2000 and was appointed Creative Director in 2010. The luxury brand was founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. Among the greatest fashion designers of his time, the legacy of his work lives on.

Applications Open For Yu Prize’s Second Edition

Click here to read the full article. SHANGHAI–The Yu Prize, a design competition that awards China’s young creative fashion talent, has opened applications for its second edition, with a new partner Xiaohongshu joining alongside Harrods and OTB Group. Yu Prize founder Wendy Yu hosted a dinner on Tuesday night at the St. Regis Hotel with the 16 finalists from last year and an array of industry experts including Mathieu Delmas, managing director of Piaget China, Madame Lv, vice secretary general of Shanghai Fashion Week, Tasha Liu, Labelhood founder, Sabrina Fung, managing director of Fung Retailing Group, and Harrods’ Sarah Myler and...

Harrods Enters the Sneaker World Through Partnership With The Edit LDN

Luxury U.K. department store Harrods is entering the sneaker world through its new partnership with U.K.-based sneakers and streetwear online consignment store, The Edit LDN. Today, the consignment store announced the opening of its first-ever boutique in Harrods that will specialize in limited-edition sneakers. The new endeavor is also facilitated...

Parking space near Harrods on sale for £250,000

A parking space in a wealthy London shopping district is on the market for £250,000. The private parking space opposite Harrods has been listed by estate agents Knight Frank. The agents say the lower-ground floor space measuring 10.5 square metres is along Basil Street, Knightsbridge. The average property in Knightsbridge...

Tommy Hilfiger Joints The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway has revealed that luxury fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger will be moving into a 2,650sq ft space at the centre later this year. The new 2,650sq ft double-fronted store’s design will reflect the brand’s playful ‘Tommy on the Move’ concept, featuring stacked cardboard ‘moving boxes’, logo taping and neon signs against a clean, white backdrop with red, white and blue colour-block accents.


The World’s 50 Best Restaurants just took place in Antwerp and following the list announcement is the news that Bjorn Frantzén, the chef behind no. 6 in the list, Frantzén is all set to come to London. Frantzén will be opening up a site in London next year, his first in the UK at glitzy department store Harrods likely to be located on the rooftop.

Mistakes to avoid in assessing the Vatican’s ‘Trial of the Century’

ROME — Let’s face it, the Vatican’s ongoing “trial of the century,” centering on a London property deal gone horribly wrong, is just undeniably great theater. First of all, you’ve got the drama of the very first time that a cardinal of the Catholic Church, and a consummate Vatican insider at that, stands in the dock in a Vatican court facing criminal charges. Moreover, this story is already worthy of a Verdi opera, with a sprawling cast of colorful characters and a series of surreal plot twists.