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Struggling lingerie chain La Senza is to cease trading in the UK with a loss of 752 jobs as administrators fail to find a buyer.
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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.
There is a bitter-sweet irony that the Drapers Independent Retailer of the Year 2014 is Scottish - very Scottish - and picked up the sought-after accolade on Wednesday, the day before the independence vote north of the border.
Average prices at clothing, textiles and footwear stores increased by 0.2% year on year in August, bucking the wider trend in food and household goods stores.
Plans have been unveiled to build a 2.3 million sq ft shopping centre in Moscow, which is “set to attract a raft of international retailers seeking expansion opportunities in Russia”.
Fashion sales at John Lewis fell 13.1% in the week to September 13 against the year before, with the department store chain blaming the milder weather and lower footfall due to reduced promotional activity on the high street.
Lingerie business Rigby & Peller is looking to more than triple the size of its UK and Ireland store portfolio within the next five years as it targets a broader client base.
Australian plus-size retailer Taking Shape has opened its first Scottish store in Aberdeen.
River Island will support men’s health charity Movember through the sale of four exclusively designed Oxford shirts with button-down collars.
Richard Grainger has left his position as director of retail buying and merchandising at French Connection after 10 years with the company.
French Connection has reduced its first half pre-tax loss for the third consecutive year, with wholesale and retail both showing signs of improvement.
After seven years on a quiet back street, The Goodhood Store has moved centre stage with its new Shoreditch store.
JD Sports wants to shake up high street menswear with its Open concept. We visited the first store to gauge its prospects.
During last week’s New York catwalks, Tommy Hilfiger launched the First-Timers programme to attract a more diverse audience.
Brands at LFW showed how they are taking the catwalk to consumers.
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Lewis leads wacoal’s united front: a new name signals a fresh approach for lingerie group Wacoal Eveden, chief executive Tracy Lewis explains.
Asda’s clothing brand boss Fiona Lambert is not worried by the growing threat from supermarket rivals