UK luxury brand Mulberry to cut workforce by 25%

British luxury brand Mulberry said on Monday it plans to cut 25% of its global workforce, to reduce its cost base after demand was hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Mulberry, best known for its leather bags, has said ‘given the uncertainty over the impact and duration of COVID-19 on its business and the wider economy, it […]

Harrods, Knightsbridge will open its first ever pop-up store in a west London shopping centre

In a temporary move this July, the luxury seven-floor store will showcase discounted stock at White City’s Westfield shopping centre. The department store is set to rent an 80,000-square-foot space formerly used by Debenhams in the shopping mall, and hopes the move will help with the new Covid-19 social distancing measures. Harrods managing director Michael Ward has said ‘Our focus has been […]

Free face coverings are to be provided for passengers on public transport in London.

Volunteers from Transport for London (TfL) and the Greater London Authority will distribute masks from Monday. More than a million will be handed out at Tube and bus stations that had the highest number of customers during lockdown, TfL said. Wearing non-surgical masks will be compulsory on public transport in England from 15 June. The […]

Everyone’s favourite restaurant ‘Dishoom’ is delivering in central London

The restaurants, inspired by the disappearing Irani cafés of Bombay, have been a roaring success. They’ve been hugely controversial with their East meets West fusion and also have donated a ton of meals to hungry children in India and the UK. From A-list celebrities to Royalty, everyone is a fan – including us!  The good […]

These Luxury Brands Have Stepped Up to Fund Anti-Racism Efforts

Since Monday, there’s been an overwhelming outpour of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, the NAACP and other organizations leading anti-racism efforts; furthermore a number of luxury companies have also committed resources to help carry the fight against inequality further. Below are just a few names that have taken action and donated so far:  […]

Average prime central London house prices fell 1.4% in May

Average prime central London house prices fell 1.4% month-over-month in May, much less than the monthly decline of 2.1% in April 2020. April’s price decline was the largest since January 2009, which resulted from the global financial crisis. Both sellers and buyers are adapting to the new market conditions. The average discount to asking prices […]

One of London’s thinnest houses goes up for sale for £1.9million

One of London’s slimmest homes (just 7ft 9in wide) at its narrowest point is up for sale at £1.9million. The Victorian cottage in Kensington has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and even a tiny study – with estate agents saying a ‘meticulous Scandinavian design’ has created the space.  The corner property has windows on three sides […]

London key workers to appear on British Vogue

A London Overground train driver, an east London midwife and a King’s Cross supermarket worker will all feature on July’s front page of fashion magazine, Vogue. Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth captured the trio of women for a 20-page portfolio for the fashion magazine. “They represent the millions of people in the UK who, at the height […]

The future of British Airways is at risk

British Airways is in a standoff with unions over proposals to restructure its business proposing to make up to 12,000 staff redundant, change pay and working conditions. This restructuring could include pay cuts and worse conditions for some staff.  Members of British Airways’ cabin crew have said they feel used and betrayed as they await […]