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Why multichannel retail is an outdated concept

1 October 2014

Maria Morais is managing consultant at digital agency Neoworks.

Kevin Lonin (right)

A Yes vote would have been bad for business

1 October 2014

Blair Daniel is manager and buyer at men’s young fashion independent Concept Clothing in Aberdeen.

Eric Musgrave

Tesco’s accountancy antics damage the entire retail sector

26 September 2014 | By

Next time NatWest charges me £35 for breaching my modest overdraft limit by, say, £15 for part of one day, I shall offer in my plea for clemency the case of this week’s accountancy nightmare from Tesco.

princes street

Months of uncertainty end as Scotland votes no

19 September 2014 | By

Many Scottish businesses will have breathed a collective sigh of relief at this morning’s referendum results, as did I when I clambered out of bed and switched on the news - if only because it ends months of uncertainty.


Financial Conduct Authority begins Tesco probe

1 October 2014 | By

The Financial Conduct Authority has commenced a full investigation into Tesco’s overstatement of expected profit for the half year.

J Crew opened its fourth London store on Sloane Square in September

J Crew on brink of two London store deals

1 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

US premium retailer J Crew is thought to be on the verge of signing two new stores in London, as it continues its steady expansion across the capital.


Topman launches online personal shopper service

1 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

Topman is offering shoppers an online-only personal shopping service following a link up with Google+.

Clarks Westfield London interior - men\'s shoes

Clarks to open first men’s only pop-up

1 October 2014 | By

Clarks will open its first men’s footwear only pop-up shop in London’s Covent Garden on October 23.

Small footprint: Zalando’s UK business makes up just 1% of the etailer’s total sales

Zalando valued at £4.1bn ahead of today's IPO

1 October 2014 | By

German etailer Zalando has priced its IPO near the top end of its given range, valuing the company at as much as €5.3bn (£4.1bn).

Forever 21, Trafford Centre

Forever 21 narrows UK losses as sales increase

1 October 2014 | By

US retailer Forever 21 has reduced its pre-tax losses in the UK to £18.4m in the year to February 28, from £66.5m the year before.

Eleven Paris

John Lewis targets younger men with third-party brands

1 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

John Lewis has added six contemporary brands to its menswear line-up as part of a strategic move to widen its appeal and maximise a “key opportunity” to connect with younger male shoppers.

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring 15


Paris Fashion Week: Chanel's feminist boulevard and Alexander McQueen's Samurai statement

1 October 2014 | By

Plus catch up on the the key looks from yesterday’s Valentino show.

Giambattista Valli spring 15

Paris Fashion Week: Saint Laurent's rock and rollers and Stella McCartney's simplicity

30 September 2014 | By

Plus other key looks from yesterday’s key shows, including Sacai, Sonia Rykiel and Giambattista Valli.

Chloe spring 15

Paris Fashion Week: John Paul Gaultier's final show, JW Anderson's Loewe debut and more

29 September 2014 | By

Catch up on this weekend’s Paris fashion week highlights, including big shows from Givenchy, Celine and Chloe.

Carven spring 15

Paris Fashion Week: catching up with Carven, Balmain and Lanvin

26 September 2014 | By

Highlights from the key designers at yesterday’s Paris Fashion Week catwalk shows, including Carven, Balmain, Roland Mouret and Lanvin.


Paris Fashion Week: Kicking off with Dries Van Noten and Balenciaga

25 September 2014 | By

The final spring 15 fashion week has started in Paris, with Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga and Rochas setting the tone.

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Setting up an independent shop

Young Ideas

How to run a store: Deciding your concept

26 September 2014 | By

Ever dreamed of opening your own boutique? In this new 12-part series, we present a step-by-step guide to setting up an independent shop, starting with the initial idea.

Henry Bertrand

Première Vision

26 September 2014 | By ,

UK mills exhibiting at the Paris textile show on September 16-18 were encouraged by the ongoing popularity of Made in Britain fabrics.

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