Italian fashion house Elisabetta Franchi opens French and Spanish flagships The new stores, based in Paris and Madrid, will be the first in their respective countries for the apparel label. The company currently operates 72 direct units, 22 of which are in Italy, as well as distributing to over a thousand stores worlwide. Read more.

Mulberry announces 3rd April launch date of new Asia-focused company The new company is a partnership with Chalice Limited that will operate the group's businesses in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. As part of the launch Mulberry plans significant investments in Asia, including new store openings in Shanghai. Read more.

Four-Holdings buys back online menswear business Oki-Ni from the Menlook Group Four Holdings had sold the 12-year-old brand to Menlook in 2013. They plan to relaunch Oki-Ni's website, although it is unclear whether they intend to keep the business as an online-only operation. Read more.

Maxime Simoëns announced as new artistic director of Azzaro The French designer succeeds Arnauld Maillard and Alvaro Castejón who left after three years at the fashion house. Maxime was previously the creative director of Leonard. He will continue to operate his own label in addition to his role at Azzaro. Read more.

Moncler extends London expansion with new store in the West End The luxury retailer's portfolio has been growing fast, with 170 sites currently in operation and plans to open new locations in New York, San Francisco and Washington DC as well as in London. The new site is adjacent to its existing UK flagship venue. Read more.

American casual-dining chain PF Chang’s set to make UK debut in Summer MCA reports that the Arizona-based company is planning to open a Covent Garden site in July under the name 'PF Chang's Asian Table'. The restaurant company signed a franchise deal with Alshaya, who also operates Shake Shack in the UK. Read more.