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Spending on clothing falls in June following later Sales

Consumer spending on clothing fell slightly from May to June as store prices rose 1.7%, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).


Champion to stage UK comeback after two-year break

Italian sportswear brand Champion is returning to the UK after a two-year absence and is also seeking its first British standalone store.

Jean Kress

Billabong Europe poaches Quiksilver design manager

Billabong Europe has hired rival surf brand Quiksilver’s design manager Jean Kress as its European head of product and merchandising.

white stuff

White Stuff's multichannel focus drives sales

Lifestyle retailer White Stuff grew total sales 16.2% in the year to May 3, as it opened five stores and invested in its multichannel proposition.

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

Buy British Day to take place in October

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.

The Jeans West Regent St store with closing down signs

Jeans West to sublet Regent Street store after decade in unit

British denim chain Jeans West is looking to sublet its 269 Regent Street store after more than a decade in the unit.


JD’s Open to rival Topman and River Island

JD Sports Fashion will look to take on Topman and River Island with its new fascia Open, as it vies for a slice of the young fashion menswear market.


IMC to return to Berlin next year following Panorama success

Buying group Independent Menswear Company (IMC) is to return to Berlin next year following its successful trip to the German tradeshow circuit with 22 of its members.

Northern Threads

South Shields’ Edit Clothing to rebrand as Northern Threads

South Shields denim retailer Edit Clothing is being rebranded and repositioned to bring it in line with sister store Northern Threads.

Brian Brick

Moss Bros goes undercover for Channel 4 show

Moss Bros chief executive Brian Brick will appear on Channel 4 show ‘Undercover Boss’ tomorrow night (July 15) to get under the skin of the business.

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Rebel & Crown

Brand to watch: Rebel & Crown

Trends may come and go, but the humble plain T-shirt is a staple of all wardrobes.

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Gideon Romain (left) and chief executive Romain Guinie

The Drapers Interview- Aigle

The rubber boot brand’s chief executive and design director explain their efforts to raise its lifestyle credentials.

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained: Duck and Cover (top) and Serge DeNimes say retailers need to  try new labels

Time to take a risk, branded menswear retailers told

Brands call on stores to refresh their offers to keep customers engaged.

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883 Police

883 Police

883 Police is the authentic denim brand built on heritage quality and innovative design.

Jemima Bird

My Fashion Life: Jemima Bird

Asking men to strip off and same-sex marriage are all in a day’s work for Moss Bros’s commercial and operations director.

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The young fashion chain has unveiled a fresh store concept at Westfield London

Shopwatch: New Look

Fast-fashion retailer New Look is upping its game.

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