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Burberry looks to Riccardo Tisci designs to boost lacklustre sales

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 4 days ago Joanna Bourke
Gigi Hadid et al. talking on a cell phone: Gigi Hadid stars a new campaign for fashion house Burberry as it debuts a new Monogram collection (Burberry ) © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Gigi Hadid stars a new campaign for fashion house Burberry as it debuts a new Monogram collection (Burberry )

Burberry on Thursday outlined plans to raise cost-savings targets and roll out more of star designer Riccardo Tisci’s collections, as the fashion firm looks to improve on lacklustre sales.

The FTSE 100 trenchcoats maker saw revenue slip 1% to £2.7 billion in the year to March 30.

It reported higher UK sales but had only “low-single-digit” percentage growth in China. That contrasts with rivals such as Hermès, which recently reported strong demand there.

Operating profits were down 6% and the shares lost 86.5p to 1835p.

The luxury goods firm was upbeat about longer term growth. It will close 38 shops not close enough to high-spending shoppers, and it increased its guidance for cost savings to £135 million by 2022 from £120 million after beating its target last year.

It also today announced a £150 million share buyback.

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In addition, Burberry boss Marco Gobbetti said customer reaction to new creative chief Tisci’s debut collection, which went on sale in late February, “is very encouraging”.

Gobbetti added: “We made excellent progress in the first year of our plan to transform Burberry, while at the same time delivering financial performance in line with expectations.”

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