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JD Williams is attempting to position itself as the go-to retailer for over 50s female fashion with the launch of a report designed to provide insights into this valuable (to the tune of £6.7bn spend in 2013) yet often-overlooked customer base.
Mapic - Europe’s premier retail property conference - certainly lived up to the billing this year with more retailers, more property investors, and more sun. The famous Cannes Croisette was awash with delegates doing deals, talking retail, and taking advantage of the weather for some al fresco lunching.
Men’s tailoring business Gieves & Hawkes has renovated its global flagship at 1 Savile Row, London, making way for a wholesale showroom.
Nougat’s owner and managing director Harry Rogers has been left “devastated” by the business’s fall into administration.
Lee Jeans is in talks with a number of partners to open franchise stores in the UK and Ireland, setting a target of 20 within three years.
Swedish accessories brand Happy Socks has agreed a deal for its first UK flagship store, which will open in Seven Dials in Covent Garden next month.
Cath Kidston, founder of the eponymous lifestyle business, is to step back from day-to-day involvement and become a non-executive director.
French Connection Group’s like-for-like sales fell 5.7% in the UK and Europe during the 17 weeks to November 22 due to the unseasonably warm weather, but its full-year profits are still on track to meet expectations.
Karen Millen has launched a virtual version of its London flagship, which allows customers to browse and shop in the recently-revamped store 24 hours a day.
The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design has joined the line-up of organisations set to give careers advice at the Clothes Show Live at NEC Birmingham from December 5-9.
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