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Net-a-Porter’s founder and chairman Natalie Massenet talks to Bloomberg Television about the etailer’s “pockets of strength” in the US, the UK and Hong Kong, as mainland China is growing.
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After the chaotic mayhem of last November’s Black Friday online boom abated, Andy Street, the astute managing director of John Lewis, was the first retailer of significance to say enough is enough.
Clothing and footwear returns are rising up the retail agenda, as multichannel shopping continues to grow, not just in the UK, but across borders.
How many shops is enough shops? That rather basic question must be bothering retailing chiefs as never before as the shift in shopping patterns requires them to recalibrate some of the basic formulae of the business.
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As the old retail adage has it, the customer is king. But today this monarch is becoming increasingly trying, demanding goods to be delivered quicker than ever before, in locations that suit the customer rather than the retailer.
The assets of bespoke tailoring business Cheshire Bespoke and London menswear store Lutwyche have been sold to its founder Tony Lutwyche and a consortium of new investors.
UK fashion designer Paul Smith sells more clothes online than in any of his stores. He tells Bloomberg Television’s Manus Cranny that relentless increases in rent are forcing retailers to focus on ecommerce.
Chalhoub Group is to open a new format 215,000 sq ft concept store called Tryano in Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi in October.
The largest-ever retrospective exhibition of the late designer Alexander McQueen’s work is to open throughout the night for its final two weekends.
Retailers had the worst June for nearly a decade as like-for-like fashion sales fell by 1.9% against the previous year, according to accountancy firm BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker.
Fashion sales at John Lewis increased 7.8% for the week to June 27 compared with the previous year, boosted by strong performance from kids’ shoes and both women’s and men’s brands.
Indian couture womenswear retailer Anjallee & Arjun Kapoor has opened its first flagship store in Europe in London’s East Shopping Centre with its partner Kahaani London.
JD Sports Fashion executive chairman Peter Cowgill said the new JD Oxford Street flagship was a “representation of everything the business stands for” and that the format will be rolled out to “every major city in Europe”.
We speak to Rachel Perrett, brand manager of womenswear wholesale and concession business Closet London, on how business is performing, making in the UK, and its current collection.
Essex-based womenswear independent Ambiance of Colchester is to close later this year after 30 years in business.
Accessories brand The Cambridge Satchel Company is teaming up with iconic designer Vivienne Westwood for the second time to produce a limited edition collection of bags.
Vast, specialised boutiques and capturing the growing online market in the Middle East are the next steps in the Chalhoub Group’s 60-year history.
After a year in the job and having recently reshaped his fashion buying team, Ed Connolly is preparing to ramp up John Lewis’s women’s proposition and own brand collections.
Missguided’s founder Nitin Passi talks about the etailer’s rapid online growth and its first UK move into stores.
As UK boss of Vente-privee, Sally Scott aims to build a buzz among British shoppers for the flash Sales site