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Keely Stocker

Menswear shoppers may be Open to change – but are trade show organisers?

30th August 2014 | By

As the sunny weather disappears and the kids go back to school, a new season begins.

Ashley Morris crop

Offer a clear positioning and they will come

27 August 2014

Ashley Morris is co-owner of Linzi Shoes, which has one store at Westfield Stratford and four in Essex, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain.

hammond & co

Strong summer lifts mood on high street

29 August 2014 | By

Warm weather sales and high sell-throughs during the summer have put retailers in an optimistic mood for autumn 14.


Lipsy making a play for the sports fashion market

29 August 2014 | By

Women’s young fashion brand Lipsy is preparing to launch a dedicated sportswear line in early November, in a bid to tap into growing demand for fashion-led sports styles.

Little White Lies Furbaby cobalt blue fake fur jacket

Little White Lies announces Lipsy debut

29 August 2014 | By

Little White Lies will add Lipsy to its stockists from September 1.

Suits from the John Lewis & Co range

Early outerwear sales give John Lewis end-of-summer boost

29 August 2014 | By

Fashion sales at John Lewis last week were up 14.3% year-on-year, with growth driven by a strong performance in womenswear.

Consumer confidence grew in August

Consumer confidence rises in August

29 August 2014 | By

Consumers confidence grew by three points to 1 in August, with all five measures used to calculate the monthly GfK’s UK consumer confidence index seeing an increase this month.


Cotton prices fall but retailers reap no benefit due to high manufacturing costs

29 August 2014 | By

British fashion industry players have expressed frustration at the lack of a trickle-down effect from the falling price of cotton around the world.

John White

MICAM preview

30th August 2014 | By

For those preparing to hot-foot it to Micam in Milan to check out spring 15’s collections, get your visit off to a flying start with our pick of the must-see brands.

Ganni CIFF

Copenhagen fashion week spring 15

16 August 2014 | By ,

The pick of the brands from Copenhagen’s CIFF, Vision and Gallery trade shows.

Mark Allatt crop

Etail has made Sunday trading laws obsolete

27 August 2014

Mark Allatt is co-founder of campaign group Open Sundays.


Business rates, Asian markets and customer service are all taxing issues

23 August 2014

In the notoriously quiet month of August, the battle against business rates does not subside.

Grace Gordon

Kick-start your aspirations with a Start Up Loan

22 August 2014

Grace Gordon is the founder of leather goods brand Grace Gordon.


Give your business something to shout about

22 August 2014

Deryane Tadd is the owner of womenswear boutique The Dressing Room in St Albans and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).


Fashion Team Favourite: Gibson and Birkbeck

20 August 2014 | By

An up and coming shirting brand is the latest to catch our Fashion Team’s eye this season.


Special sizes are a weighty issue in a society that's growing bigger and bigger

18 August 2014 | By

There’s great entertainment to be had in the month of August by checking the nationals for their silly season stories.

Snap Fashion in action

Ecommerce: The rise of Image Recognition Technology

6 August 2014 | By

Want it, snap it, find it - picture-led shopping apps that allow customers to search by taking images and submitting them to the app are taking off, and retailers are queuing to sign up.

John Varvatos

Shopwatch: John Varvatos strikes a chord in London

28 August 2014 | By

A big noise hits London’s stage- Vintage guitars and music photography help John Varvatos make a high-volume arrival onto the European retail scene

Jessy Heuvelink

My fashion life - Jessy Heuvelink

28 August 2014 | By

J Lindeberg’s head of design talks about the UK launch of his womenswear range and his sideline in leather jackets and masks.


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