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Basler spring 15

De Keyser vows to double Basler's sales

22 July 2014 | By

Robert De Keyser, the new UK and Irish wholesale agent for Basler, plans to double the mainstream German brand’s UK sales within three years, starting with its spring 15 collection.

National character:  items in last  year’s Best of Britannia exhibition

Buy British Day to take place in October

22 July 2014 | By

The groundswell of support for UK-based designers and manufacturers continued this week with the launch of the inaugural Buy British Day, which will take place on October 3.

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Kelly Brook named as first UK face of Skechers

22 July 2014 | By

Actress and model Kelly Brook has been named as the face of footwear brand Skechers for the company’s 2015 marketing and social media campaigns.

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Pro-Direct chooses London for its first physical store

22 July 2014 | By

Sports etailer Pro-Direct is preparing to open its first standalone store just off London’s Carnaby Street.


Crocs cuts workforce as profits decline

22 July 2014 | By

Footwear brand and retailer Crocs is making 183 positions redundant out of its nearly 5,000-strong workforce, and plans to close up to 100 stores after reporting a decline in profits.

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Casual Fashion Special

17 July 2014 | By ,

We identify the leading looks and brands for spring 15’s style tribes.

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Scoop International

19 July 2014 | By

These up and coming labels turned the heads of buyers looking for something different

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Fresh faces at Jacket Required

19 July 2014 | By

Several new names will show their wares during the London menswear show on July 30-31 at The Old Truman Brewery. Here are some you should check out.


There’s no dressing up the naked truth when Moss Bros boss goes undercover

19 July 2014 | By

Moss Bros chief executive Brian Brick got an uncomfortable view of how his company operates in this week’s episode of Undercover Boss, a Channel 4 reality TV series.

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Adidas celebrates World Cup social media triumph

16 July 2014 | By

The Germans have plenty to celebrate following the dramatic conclusion of Sunday’s World Cup in Brazil, and German sportswear brand Adidas is sharing in the triumph.


Will taking Bread & Butter to Seoul be a good Korea move?

10 July 2014 | By

On Tuesday night, I was not expecting anything to be as surprising as Bread & Butter’s news that it would hold an edition in Seoul on September 3-5, 2015.

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FRA Awards: Practical experience wins out

10 July 2014 | By

The annual Fashion Retail Academy Awards, where this year’s crop of talented graduates were congratulated by Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green and education secretary Michael Gove among others, proved you just can’t beat pracitcal work experience in the field.

Lou Scott (left) and Janine O\'Keefe (right) from O\'Keefe

Reinventing yourself when the chips are down

10 July 2014

Janine O’Keefe founded womenswear independent Okeefe in Esher, Surrey.


Ecommerce: Retailers play tag

28 June 2014 | By

PowaTag, which allows any advert to be turned into a buying opportunity, is being snapped up by retailers hoping to capitalise on the ability to fast-track sales and payments.

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My Fashion Life - Tony Kutner

19 July 2014 | By

The founder of the Tony Kutner and Forkbeard agencies got his big break selling underwear, and now has a London lane named after his family

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