Williamson’s H&M debut, LVMH Q1 positive, Japanese m-commerce, Brooks turns around The Bay

Matthew Williamson, courtesy of H&M

Matthew Williamson, courtesy of H&M

H&M launches Matthew Williamson collection (Drapers)
“Hundreds of frenzied shoppers descended on H&M’s Oxford Circus store in London like locust this morning, eager to get their hands on a the Matthew Williamson collaboration.”

LVMH 1Q Revs Slightly Up On Fashion, Leather Goods (WSJ)
“French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA Wednesday posted a modest rise in first-quarter revenue, as a fall in demand for champagne was more than offset by buoyantfashion and leather good sales.”

Japan’s Changing Fashion Retail Landscape: Innovate or Die (MarketWatch)
“Today, Japanese e-tail giants can make as much as one quarter of their sales via cellphones. Nearly half of Tokyo’s single females are accessing the mobile web more than five times a week.”

The pragmatic fashionista: Bonnie Brooks (The Globe&Mail)
After leaving Lane Crawford, Bonnie Brooks has grown into her position at Canada’s ailing department store, The Bay. “While there is plenty of skepticism among industry experts about the Bay, they agree that Ms. Brooks is one of few executives with the savvy to lead a turnaround.”