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H&M confirms commitment to SA economy with new store openings, several local partnerships

H&M confirms commitment to SA economy with new store openings, several local partnerships

27/03/2019 - 14:47
Despite a subdued outlook for the South African retail sector in 2019, global fashion retailer H&M has firmly underlined its ongoing commitment to the local retail market with the announcement of two store openings scheduled in upcoming weeks, this along with several local partnerships placing strong emphasis on the brand’s ongoing sustainability work.  read more
Levi Strauss files for stock market comeback

Levi Strauss files for stock market comeback

16/02/2019 - 21:53
Jeans maker Levi Strauss has filed documents to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange, seeking to return to public markets after more than three decades. read more
Hermes optimistic about Chinese sales

Hermes optimistic about Chinese sales

09/02/2019 - 21:32
French luxury handbag label Hermes said that sales momentum in its Chinese stores stayed strong in the fourth quarter, adding to reassuring signals from rivals over enduring demand in one of the industry's biggest markets. read more
SA women applaud Ackermans' #IAmMe Valentine's lingerie campaign

SA women applaud Ackermans' #IAmMe Valentine's lingerie campaign

07/02/2019 - 09:45
Ackermans' latest star-studded lingerie campaign inspires women to celebrate their true selves. read more
 LVMH shares react well to positive comments in results

LVMH shares react well to positive comments in results

31/01/2019 - 11:07
LVMH shares surged high after LVMH struck a “cautiously” confident tone for the year and said sales had picked up in China in the fourth quarter.  read more
Zando celebrates 7 years of success

Zando celebrates 7 years of success

23/01/2019 - 14:50
Launched in 2012, Zando has grown from a small e-commerce store to become South Africa’s largest fashion destination. Aimed at the 20 to 40 somethings, it has sold more than 1800 local and international brands on its site and also has its own private label, UTOPIA.  read more
Superdry half-year profits drop by 49%

Superdry half-year profits drop by 49%

13/12/2018 - 10:13
Superdry has revealed a massive drop in underlying profit in its interim results despite an uptick in overall revenue, as the fashion retailer conceded it had a “difficult first half”. read more
Global fashion retailer LC Waikiki opens first store in Cape Town

Global fashion retailer LC Waikiki opens first store in Cape Town

11/12/2018 - 09:27
Global fashion retailer, LC Waikiki opened their first store in the Western Cape at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre on Saturday 08 December 2018. LC Waikiki offers on-trend, well-priced clothing for all occasions for women, men and children with the brand philosophy of “Everyone deserves to dress well”.  read more
Abercrombie & Fitch soars after upbeat holiday sales forecast

Abercrombie & Fitch soars after upbeat holiday sales forecast

03/12/2018 - 13:52
US teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch forecast same-store sales for the holiday quarter above analysts’ estimates, driven by strong sales at its Hollister and flagship stores, sending its shares rising 24% in early trading. read more
Mr Price boosted by improved perception

Mr Price boosted by improved perception

27/11/2018 - 08:23
Improved consumer perception of Mr Price's quality and fashion helped it grow sales and profit in the first half of its 2019 financial year. read more
Dolce & Gabbana shows marketing blunders know no borders

Dolce & Gabbana shows marketing blunders know no borders

26/11/2018 - 14:19
Outrage is spreading in China over a video ad campaign for Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana that shows a Chinese model struggling to eat spaghetti and pizza with chopsticks. read more
Hermes plans outlets in China as luxury sales soar

Hermes plans outlets in China as luxury sales soar

08/11/2018 - 14:52
French fashion house Hermes has reported another quarter of brisk sales growth, propelled by red-hot demand in China, where the ultra-chic brand expects further growth as it opens stores and rolls out online sales. read more
Amazon launches Prime Wardrobe ‘try before you buy’ service in the UK

Amazon launches Prime Wardrobe ‘try before you buy’ service in the UK

07/11/2018 - 11:25
Amazon is stepping up its push into the UK clothing market with the launch of Prime Wardrobe, a ‘try before you buy’ fashion service. read more
Burberry to launch product drops on instagram

Burberry to launch product drops on instagram

02/11/2018 - 10:10
Burberry has revealed plans to launch limited monthly product drops over Instagram as it ramps up its fashion releases. read more
 Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA’s trendiest kids

Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA’s trendiest kids

26/10/2018 - 14:49
Tshepo “Young King” Tau,15 from Boksburg and Busisiwe “Busi” Maphalala,13 from Pretoria West have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Ackermans Style Squad Young Fashion Designer competition.  read more
Mr Price CEO to retire

Mr Price CEO to retire

18/10/2018 - 08:41
Mr Price CEO Stuart Bird will be succeeded by CFO Mark Blair on January 1, the retailer announced. read more
Versace acquisition: Michael Kors needed to boost its credibility to make it in the luxury market

Versace acquisition: Michael Kors needed to boost its credibility to make it in the luxury market

15/10/2018 - 14:31

By acquiring the prestigious Italian fashion house, Versace, American group Michael Kors enters the luxury world, despite a lack of experience in the sector. It’s a risky move, but one that makes financial sense.

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Out of fashion? H&M tests new store to get back in vogue

Out of fashion? H&M tests new store to get back in vogue

26/09/2018 - 09:26
Step into one of the more than 4 300 H&M budget fashion stores around the world and you often know what to expect: clothes racks crammed with tops, trousers and skirts in a spartan and sometimes cluttered environment. read more
H&M sales beat estimates with boosted discounts

H&M sales beat estimates with boosted discounts

17/09/2018 - 13:17
Hennes & Mauritz’s sales beat the highest analyst estimate as the Swedish fashion retailer offered discounts to clear out inventory and received a boost from the weak krona. read more
Burberry to stop using fur and burning unsold stock

Burberry to stop using fur and burning unsold stock

11/09/2018 - 16:16
Burberry is to stop burning millions of dollars' worth of excess stock, it announced recently. read more
Fashion brand Donna sees online sales soar

Fashion brand Donna sees online sales soar

10/09/2018 - 15:43
The online sales of women’s fashion brand Donna have significantly outstripped expectations, after just a month of launching online.  read more
Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with new ‘My First Steps’ footwear range

Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with new ‘My First Steps’ footwear range

27/08/2018 - 08:52
A child’s first step is a massive milestone for any family. Once those first few steps are taken, it is almost impossible to keep up with your little one as their curiosity to discover the world takes over.  read more
Ackermans receives top nod at AskAfrika Icon Brands awards

Ackermans receives top nod at AskAfrika Icon Brands awards

24/08/2018 - 13:46
South Africa’s leading value retailer, Ackermans, has been awarded Icon Brand status as AskAfrika’s 2018/ 2019 Icon Brands insights awards event. In addition, Ackermans was also a winner in the Clothing Retail: Children’s category.  read more
Stüssy to open first physical UK store in nearly a decade

Stüssy to open first physical UK store in nearly a decade

24/08/2018 - 13:31
Stüssy has announced plans to open a permanent bricks-and-mortar store in London’s soho, marking its first standalone physical presence in the UK for nearly a decade. read more
Why online shopping is the preferred shopping medium

Why online shopping is the preferred shopping medium

23/08/2018 - 11:07
Online shopping is the new norm, not necessarily for the customer service perks or specials you receive from signing up for a newsletter, but because of the convenience. Time is essential for consumers who are already struggling to juggle work hours with family time, hobbies and chores around the house.  read more
DARK Performance Apparel fills gap in fitness clothing market

DARK Performance Apparel fills gap in fitness clothing market

20/08/2018 - 13:23
DARK Performance Apparel. Born out of Crossfit, this new functional training apparel fills an important gap in the fitness clothing market. read more
1 in 10 UK shoppers return clothes after Instagram post

1 in 10 UK shoppers return clothes after Instagram post

17/08/2018 - 09:15
A new survey commissioned by Barclaycard has found almost one in 10 UK shoppers admit to buying clothing only to take a photo on social media. read more
Ackermans launches new range of seam-free underwear and shapewear

Ackermans launches new range of seam-free underwear and shapewear

14/08/2018 - 14:40
Ackermans, South Africa’s leading value retailer, is celebrating all sizes and skin tone of women this Women’s Month, by launching its first Nude Colour Collection range of seam-free underwear and shapewear.  read more
TFG appoints new chief finance officer

TFG appoints new chief finance officer

01/08/2018 - 20:45
Ntuli leaves Grindrod Freight Services to take up the role in September when Anthony Thunström become CEO of TFG. read more
 Ivanka Trump’s clothing line to shut down

Ivanka Trump’s clothing line to shut down

30/07/2018 - 10:28
Ivanka Trump will wind down her clothing and footwear businesses to focus more on her work in Washington, making the shift after some big-name department stores dropped her brand. read more
Burberry burns unsold stock worth 506m

Burberry burns unsold stock worth 506m

24/07/2018 - 08:35
Luxury British fashion house Burberry destroyed hundreds of millions of rands worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to protect its brand. read more
David Jones impairment to send Woolworths into the red

David Jones impairment to send Woolworths into the red

19/07/2018 - 13:44
Woolworths will report a loss due to the impairment of its Australian department store chain David Jones. read more
UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

28/06/2018 - 10:37
The UK fashion market could fall in value by £350 million in the next 12 months, according to new data. read more
Long4Life acquires leading footwear and clothing brand, Rage

Long4Life acquires leading footwear and clothing brand, Rage

26/06/2018 - 15:03
Investment company Long4Life is delighted to announce its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Rage Distribution Proprietary Limited (Rage). read more
Mr Price cuts final dividend despite double-digit profit growth

Mr Price cuts final dividend despite double-digit profit growth

08/06/2018 - 09:32
After generously raising its interim dividend by 22%, Mr Price cut its final dividend by 6%. read more
Burberry to enlist investor support for CEO's turnaround plan

Burberry to enlist investor support for CEO's turnaround plan

17/05/2018 - 10:45
Burberry chief executive officer Marco Gobbetti is seeking to enlist investor support for his turnaround plan with a £150m share buyback. read more
Major fashion retailers ban mohair after PETA expose

Major fashion retailers ban mohair after PETA expose

15/05/2018 - 14:35
Major fashion retailers have promised to cease selling mohair products after an explicit expose released by PETA showed South African farmers violently mistreating animals. read more
UK fashion brands continue to attract overseas online shoppers

UK fashion brands continue to attract overseas online shoppers

08/05/2018 - 10:41
Online search activity for UK retailers, especially from consumers outside the EU, has maintained its growth trajectory into 2018 – reflecting an ongoing trend to shop online. read more
Spree App selected as Apple ‘App of the Day’ - A first for SA ecommerce

Spree App selected as Apple ‘App of the Day’ - A first for SA ecommerce

26/04/2018 - 09:55
In a first for fashion ecommerce in South Africa, a team of editors at Apple has selected the Spree App as App of the Day. read more
Bata thinks ahead, announces launch of Star Wars shoes on May 4th

Bata thinks ahead, announces launch of Star Wars shoes on May 4th

25/04/2018 - 15:19
Bata Heritage is getting ready for the Star Wars fever announcing its launch of the limited-edition “Star Wars x Bata Heritage SS18 capsule collection” on 4 May 2018, which will feature characters from the movie on the Bata Bullets and Bata Tennis capsule collection for the Spring/Summer 2018 edition. read more
Gucci and Guess settle 9-year legal battle over logo

Gucci and Guess settle 9-year legal battle over logo

24/04/2018 - 13:03
Gucci and Guess have finally settled a nine-year legal battle over the intellectual property of their interlocking G logos. read more
H&M, Adidas and M&S ranked among most transparent fashion brands

H&M, Adidas and M&S ranked among most transparent fashion brands

23/04/2018 - 09:43
Five years on from the Rana Plaza disaster, lobby group Fashion Revolution has published a report on the supply chain transparency of the top 150 biggest fashion brands. read more
River Island to launch five new flagship stores in 2018

River Island to launch five new flagship stores in 2018

19/04/2018 - 14:41
Fashion retailer River Island has unveiled plans to open five new flagship stores in 2018. read more
Burberry appoints new chairman

Burberry appoints new chairman

16/04/2018 - 14:56
More change at the top for Burberry as Gerry Murphy is appointed chairman designate.  read more
Nine West files for bankruptcy and plans to sell namesake brand

Nine West files for bankruptcy and plans to sell namesake brand

09/04/2018 - 09:34
Massive debt has finally taken its toll on Nine West. read more
Amazon launches Truth & Fable occasion-wear range

Amazon launches Truth & Fable occasion-wear range

06/04/2018 - 14:27
Amazon has launched a new women’s occasion wear brand that focuses on luxury items and “taking inspiration from the red carpet”.  read more
Spree launches shoppable community platform, #SpreeGallery

Spree launches shoppable community platform, #SpreeGallery

06/04/2018 - 11:32
Online fashion retailer Spree has launched #SpreeGallery – a new social shopping hub that invites customers to share images of themselves wearing products bought on Spree. Users can submit their pictures via Twitter and Instagram, using #spreecoza or #spreegallery, or tagging @spreecoza. read more
How blue jeans are mounting a comeback in a yoga pants world

How blue jeans are mounting a comeback in a yoga pants world

04/04/2018 - 15:32
From Ralph Lauren to Calvin Klein, America’s biggest fashion labels are pinning their hopes on a blue jean revival.  read more
H&M's pile of unsold garments grow as earnings plunge

H&M's pile of unsold garments grow as earnings plunge

28/03/2018 - 08:33
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz said it’s increasing markdowns this quarter after accumulating a record pile of unsold garments worth more than $4bn. read more
Furla & Versace go fur-free

Furla & Versace go fur-free

19/03/2018 - 09:47
Furla and Versace are the latest retailers to implement a fur-ban, as a growing number of fashion houses acknowledge the environmental and ethical implications of using real animal fur in their collections. read more
Zara to introduce augmented reality displays to its stores

Zara to introduce augmented reality displays to its stores

16/03/2018 - 09:50
Zara is set to introduce augmented reality displays from April as part of efforts to lure millennials into its stores and increase footfall.  read more
New Look plans store closures and layoffs

New Look plans store closures and layoffs

08/03/2018 - 11:43
British fashion retail chain New Look has sought approval from its creditors to cut 980 staff and close more than 60 stores after performing poorly as it seeks to amend the terms of its debt. read more
Fashion gets faster

Fashion gets faster

01/03/2018 - 09:19
Clothing and other items in city-centre Joburg shops are drawing budget-conscious, trendy shoppers. And the big chains are also increasingly aware of the need to respond rapidly to changing demands. read more
19% of fashion retailers displaying signs of financial distress

19% of fashion retailers displaying signs of financial distress

14/02/2018 - 10:19
Swathes of fashion retailers across the UK are showing signs of financial distress as they face “some of the most difficult trading conditions since the recession”. read more
Gucci overtakes Hermes as designer Michele seduces shoppers

Gucci overtakes Hermes as designer Michele seduces shoppers

13/02/2018 - 11:25
Gucci designer Alessandro Michele’s crystal- and sequin-covered creations continued to light a fire under consumers in the holiday season.  read more
90's fashion is back and so are the flashy logos

90's fashion is back and so are the flashy logos

07/02/2018 - 13:31
When it comes to fashion, flashy logos have been out of vogue for a while. But a number of premium retailers say logos are back. read more
Nine West reportedly close to bankruptcy

Nine West reportedly close to bankruptcy

29/01/2018 - 14:16
The company hopes to use the proceeds to restructure its debt but is prepared to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy if necessary, according to reporting from Debtwire and Bloomberg. read more
What South African consumers can expect from the ladieswear category in 2018

What South African consumers can expect from the ladieswear category in 2018

18/01/2018 - 10:54
There is a massive new trend in ladieswear for 2018. Raynard Potgieter, Buying Director at Ackermans, notes that if brands want to cater to the South African market, they need to have a better understanding of their female customer's needs.  read more
Mr Price bounces back with sales surge

Mr Price bounces back with sales surge

18/01/2018 - 08:43
Mr Price outperformed other retailers in the three months to December, recording 8.3% growth in sales. read more
Hugo Boss achieves goals for 2017 following strong sales

Hugo Boss achieves goals for 2017 following strong sales

17/01/2018 - 15:21
Upmarket fashion retailer Hugo Boss has “achieved goals for 2017” following strong sales in its final quarter, as it pushes on with its turnaround strategy.  read more
Kering share falls after announcing plan to give up control of Puma

Kering share falls after announcing plan to give up control of Puma

12/01/2018 - 16:49
Gucci parent Kering is returning its ill-fitting Pumas. read more
Woolworths adds Balmain brand in Australia

Woolworths adds Balmain brand in Australia

11/01/2018 - 08:21
Clothing and food retailer Woolworths is looking to bolster sales in the struggling Australian unit by adding the Balmain brand to its offerings. read more
Topshop/Topman poised for bricks-and-mortar debut in China

Topshop/Topman poised for bricks-and-mortar debut in China

08/01/2018 - 10:53
Topshop/Topman is reportedly going to open its first Chinese bricks-and-mortar store in Shanghai during autumn this year. read more
Michael Kors & Jimmy Choo make fur-free commitment

Michael Kors & Jimmy Choo make fur-free commitment

19/12/2017 - 13:45
Michael Kors has become the latest high street giant to commit to banning fur from its fashion and accessory collections. read more
Zara's owner set for worst year since 2008, as online competition bites

Zara's owner set for worst year since 2008, as online competition bites

08/12/2017 - 14:29
You know things are bad in Europe’s fashion industry when even Zara-owner Inditex is having a tough time. read more
Wal-Mart partners with Lord & Taylor

Wal-Mart partners with Lord & Taylor

14/11/2017 - 14:28
Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said on Monday it will offer Hudson’s Bay Co- (HBC.TO) owned department store chain Lord & Taylor dedicated space on its website, as it looks to make deeper inroads into the fast-growing online fashion business. read more
Unpaid Zara workers leave pleas for help in clothes

Unpaid Zara workers leave pleas for help in clothes

07/11/2017 - 09:13
Handwritten cries for help have been found in the pockets of Zara’s garments, dragging the fashion giant into fresh controversy over labour standards. read more
TFG holds out for Christmas sales

TFG holds out for Christmas sales

06/11/2017 - 09:47
Fashion retailer TFG is relying on Christmas trading to boost it’s full-year performance, as its bottom line remained flat for its half-year results. read more
The creative face of Burberry steps down

The creative face of Burberry steps down

01/11/2017 - 15:36
Christopher Bailey, the man behind the creative process that turned UK luxury fashion retailer Burberry into a household name worldwide, will step down from his roles as President and Chief Creative Officer of the company on March 31, 2018. read more
Ineos acquires luxury fashion brand Belstaff

Ineos acquires luxury fashion brand Belstaff

31/10/2017 - 10:23
Chemicals giant Ineos has bought Belstaff, the British heritage fashion brand, in the latest off-centre move by its founder and chairman, billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, a month after he unveiled plans to start making cars.  read more
British fashion returns to growth for the first time since Brexit vote

British fashion returns to growth for the first time since Brexit vote

23/10/2017 - 10:13
The British fashion market has returned to growth after consecutive months of decline dating back to June 2016, at around the time of the Brexit vote. read more
Gucci goes fur-free

Gucci goes fur-free

13/10/2017 - 11:45
Luxury fashion retailer Gucci has announced it would stop using fur in its products entirely after its Spring 2018 collection. read more
Rex Trueform feels the pinch

Rex Trueform feels the pinch

11/09/2017 - 14:37
Operating margins were ripped to shreds at Rex Trueform — the owner of niche fashion retailing chain Queenspark — in the year to end-June. read more
Amazon launches own-brand fashion label Find

Amazon launches own-brand fashion label Find

05/09/2017 - 13:21
Amazon has launched its first own-brand fashion range following a soft-launch of the label back in May. read more
Mr Price says clothing division is stealing back market share

Mr Price says clothing division is stealing back market share

01/09/2017 - 10:34
Clothing and homeware retailer Mr Price says it is making headway in its attempt to regain market share lost by its clothing units, MRP Apparel and Milady’s. read more
H&M increases local footprint

H&M increases local footprint

21/08/2017 - 10:27
Swedish clothing retailer H&M is expanding rapidly in South Africa – it is set to open six more stores by the end of November, and is also scheduled to launch more outlets next year, H&M SA country manager Par Darj told City Press in Cape Town. read more
Spree wins CXA Digital Innovator Award for first image search shopping feature in Africa

Spree wins CXA Digital Innovator Award for first image search shopping feature in Africa

18/08/2017 - 10:18
The judges for the 2017 Customer Experience Awards (CXA) recently announced that online fashion retailer, Spree has won the Digital Innovator Award for its launch of the first image search shopping feature in Africa.  read more
Japanese fast-fashion retailer Miniso enters SA's crowded market

Japanese fast-fashion retailer Miniso enters SA's crowded market

10/08/2017 - 09:32
Japanese fast-fashion retailer Miniso has entered the local market, adding a fresh challenge in the competitive sector. read more
Canada's Aldo Group in deal to create new footwear giant

Canada's Aldo Group in deal to create new footwear giant

04/08/2017 - 15:37
Another retail sector continues to consolidate. read more
TFG raises R2.5bn through new share issue

TFG raises R2.5bn through new share issue

02/08/2017 - 11:50
Retailer TFG said on Tuesday it had raised R2.5bn through an accelerated bookbuild process. read more
H&M poised to open giant Canal Walk store as it settles in for long haul after finding its feet

H&M poised to open giant Canal Walk store as it settles in for long haul after finding its feet

17/07/2017 - 14:30
As consumer confidence plumbs depths not seen since 1982, Swedish fashion giant H&M is set to open a 4,600m², two-level temple to shopping in Canal Walk in November as part of six more store openings before year-end. That will take it to 17 stores in just two years’ operation in SA. Business Day asked H&M South Africa country manager Pär Darj if the retailer is overextending itself. read more
H&M outpaces its slower rivals

H&M outpaces its slower rivals

30/06/2017 - 09:48
Swedish fashion chain H&M continued its winning streak in SA, growing interim sales 32% in rand terms. read more
How fashion brands are trying to connect with Gen Z

How fashion brands are trying to connect with Gen Z

22/06/2017 - 14:42
Much like millennials before them, Gen Z — the demographic born between 1995 and 2010 — has been a particularly tough nut for fashion and beauty marketers to crack. read more
Stronger rand takes bite out of Brait’s dividend

Stronger rand takes bite out of Brait’s dividend

13/06/2017 - 14:47
Brait cut its dividend by 42.65% to 78.15c as a stronger rand against the pound and tough retail conditions in the UK took their toll on its net asset value. read more
From catwalk trends to data trends: Must-have skills for tomorrow’s retailers

From catwalk trends to data trends: Must-have skills for tomorrow’s retailers

09/06/2017 - 12:49
In today’s digital world, creativity is just one skill needed for commercial success in the fashion industry. The art of design remains crucial, but leading designers are supplementing art with science – using digital technologies to connect with customers on both a hyper-local and hyper-personal level. read more
Mr Price: what went wrong at SA's retail darling

Mr Price: what went wrong at SA's retail darling

09/06/2017 - 09:43
When Mr Price posted its full-year results last week, its share price rose nearly 4% — and spiked to an even higher level in the course of the day. This was in spite of it posting a 12% drop in earnings. read more
Guess’ business practices to come under investigation by EU

Guess’ business practices to come under investigation by EU

08/06/2017 - 09:42
Guess will be the focus of a formal investigation by the EU Commission as suspicions emerge that brand prevented certain retailers from selling its products across borders. read more
Burberry profits drop 21% as Gobbetti prepares to take over

Burberry profits drop 21% as Gobbetti prepares to take over

18/05/2017 - 13:50
Wavering wholesale demand in the US has hit Burberry’s margins as the retailer posts a five per cent dip in reported pre-tax profits to £394.8 million. read more
With eye on millennials, Coach buys Kate Spade

With eye on millennials, Coach buys Kate Spade

09/05/2017 - 08:57
Handbag maker Coach Inc (COH.N) said it would buy Kate Spade & Co (KATE.N) for $2.4 billion as it looks to tap the popularity of its smaller rival's quirky satchels and totes among millennials. read more
H&M’s biggest UK store now open

H&M’s biggest UK store now open

08/05/2017 - 10:11
Fashion retail giant H&M has officially opened the doors of its biggest store yet in its UK and Ireland market at Westfield Stratford City in east London. read more
Coach eyes takeover of Jimmy Choo

Coach eyes takeover of Jimmy Choo

02/05/2017 - 14:20
Luxury fashion retailer Coach is reportedly set to make a £1 billion bid to acquire Jimmy Choo. read more
Amazon quietly launches own-label fashion range

Amazon quietly launches own-label fashion range

02/05/2017 - 13:37
Amazon has launched its own-label fashion brand Find, with around 400 options now available online. read more
How dynamic pricing and automated inventory impacts customer experience

How dynamic pricing and automated inventory impacts customer experience

18/04/2017 - 11:07
The fashion retail landscape must adapt to changing consumer habits. Technologies which marry the physical stores with digital retail spaces are becoming a default for any successful business in the fashion world. Retailers will succeed if they are able to create and individualise customer journeys which are supported by digital platforms and tools with various touchpoints. read more
LVMH has luxury market in the bag as shares soar

LVMH has luxury market in the bag as shares soar

12/04/2017 - 11:10
Paris — LVMH shares rose to a record in Paris after the luxury leader’s sales far exceeded estimates on rebounding demand for items from Louis Vuitton bags to Hennessy cognac. read more
Kidswear continues to boom

Kidswear continues to boom

12/04/2017 - 09:22
One clothing trend which seems to be following a steep upward growth curve is the kidswear category. read more
Ralph Lauren closing Fifth Avenue flagship store in new cost cuts

Ralph Lauren closing Fifth Avenue flagship store in new cost cuts

06/04/2017 - 14:06
Ralph Lauren Corporation announced it would close its four-story Polo flagship on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue (off 55th Street), another watershed moment for the struggling 70-year-old retailer as it looks for cost savings across the company. read more
H&M pledges to use 100% recycled materials by 2030

H&M pledges to use 100% recycled materials by 2030

05/04/2017 - 10:14
The H&M Group has made a landmark pledge to use 100 percent recycled or sustainably sourced materials in its products by 2030. read more
Guess set to expand to north east at Intu Metrocentre

Guess set to expand to north east at Intu Metrocentre

03/04/2017 - 11:52
Fashion retailer Guess is poised to open its first bricks-and-mortar store in the north east of England at Intu Metrocentre. read more
H&M sales rise in SA bad news for local retailers

H&M sales rise in SA bad news for local retailers

31/03/2017 - 11:40
The retailer's sales increased 39% in rand terms from the nine stores it has in operation read more
Busby to close down Nine West and Mango

Busby to close down Nine West and Mango

23/03/2017 - 08:26
All free-standing stores under both these brands will close their doors by the end of March. read more