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Micam

Micam Milan: Brands upbeat on day one

Confidence was high on the first day of the spring 15 edition of Micam Milan on Sunday (August 31), with footwear brands reporting increased orders following strong sales throughout the summer.

Fat Lad at the Back jersey

Fat Lad at the Back expands range and eyes Evans Cycles store debut

Plus-size cycling brand Fat Lad at the Back will expand into running and triathlon gear for spring 15 as it looks to make its bricks-and-mortar debut in Evans Cycles stores.

Sainsbury Tu

Sainsbury's launches Tu ecommerce pilot

Sainsbury’s began trialling online sales of its Tu clothing brand this weekend, with about 200 customers based in the Midlands invited to take part.

Arnotts

Arnotts launches first customer loyalty card

Dublin department store Arnotts has launched its first store loyalty card, the Wonder Card, today.

Asos' Pete Marsden has left the etailer after almost two years

Asos chief information officer Pete Marsden departs

Asos chief information officer Pete Marsden has left the etailer after almost two years with the company.

hammond & co

Strong summer lifts mood on high street

Warm weather sales and high sell-throughs during the summer have put retailers in an optimistic mood for autumn 14.

Little White Lies Furbaby cobalt blue fake fur jacket

Little White Lies announces Lipsy debut

Little White Lies will add Lipsy to its stockists from September 1.

Consumer confidence grew in August

Consumer confidence rises in August

Consumers confidence grew by three points to 1 in August, with all five measures used to calculate the monthly GfK’s UK consumer confidence index seeing an increase this month.

SugarHill Boutique autumn 14

Sugarhill Boutique plots store openings

Sugarhill Boutique is preparing to open its first full-price stores as part of a plan to boost sales to £10m in the next three years.

High street

High street retailers' optimism reaches 12-year high

High street retailers are more optimistic about the next three months of trading than they have been in 12 years, as sales grew strongly in the year to August.

Stockholm Fashion Week

Video: Stockholm fashion week, Day three highlights

A look at the best shows from the third and final day of Swedish fashion week.

Asos menswear autumn 14

Asos shares jump following reports of US buyout

Shares in Asos soared yesterday (August 28) following unconfirmed reports of a US bid for a stake in the etailer.

Savile Row

Savile Row bought by Norwegian investment fund

The Norwegian soverign wealth fund Norge Bank Investment Management has bought a majority share in Savile Row and its surrounding area for €411.6m (£327.8m) from the Anglican Church.

River Island autumn 14 TV campaign

Video: River Island's first TV campaign

River Island will launch its first TV ad campaign for autumn 14.

Lidl's new range will focus on trend-led pieces

Price and quality will set our clothing apart, says Lidl

German discounter Lidl has said its ability to offer high-quality products at a low price will set its new trend-led womenswear clothing range apart from its competitors.

The poor weather hit the high street last week

Rain deters high street shoppers

The torrential rain over the bank holiday weekend and the poor weather that followed hit footfall across the high street last week, according to data company Springboard.

charles clinkard

Sales rise in 90th year at Charles Clinkard

Family-run footwear chain Charles Clinkard has recorded a 9.1% rise in like-for-like sales to £15.6m for the six months to July 31.

The designer outlet centre has a presence in eight countries

McArthurGlen plots major expansion over next three years

McArthurGlen has laid down plans to open 2.7 million sq ft of retail space over the next three years, at a cost of almost €1.5bn (£1.2bn).

Dave Lewis

Tesco issues profit warning, brings Lewis in a month early

Tesco has issued a profit warning and announced chief executive Dave Lewis will start on Monday, a month earlier than scheduled.

Cambridge Satchel Company flagship

Cambridge Satchel Company to open new London flagship

The Cambridge Satchel Company will open a 3,239 sq ft six-storey flagship in Covent Garden on October 7, Drapers can reveal.

lipsy

Lipsy making a play for the sports fashion market

Women’s young fashion brand Lipsy is preparing to launch a dedicated sportswear line in early November, in a bid to tap into growing demand for fashion-led sports styles.

Suits from the John Lewis & Co range

Early outerwear sales give John Lewis end-of-summer boost

Fashion sales at John Lewis last week were up 14.3% year-on-year, with growth driven by a strong performance in womenswear.

Cotton

Cotton prices fall but retailers reap no benefit

British fashion industry players have expressed frustration at the lack of a trickle-down effect from the falling price of cotton around the world.

Abbey Clancy for Matalan

Matalan launches second Abbey Clancy range

Matalan has announced a second collaboration with model Abbey Clancy.

Stradivarius

Stradivarius opens first UK store

US womenswear brand Stradivarius opened its first UK store this week in Westfield Stratford.

Ted Baker Regent Street

Image gallery: Ted Baker's redesigned Regent Street store

Ted Baker reopened its Regent Street flagship today (August 28) with a refreshed design in a royal theme.

Bread & Butter cancelled

U-turn ‘damages credibility’ of B&B

Brands are worried Bread & Butter’s decision to cancel its Barcelona return has damaged its credibility, but mostly support its decision to stay in Berlin.

Monsoon Baggers

Monsoon crafts plan to expand its Artisan range

Monsoon plans to bolster its Artisan range of collaborative pieces with overseas craftspeople in a bid to boost its ethical credentials and support women’s charities.

High Street

Scottish retailers voice ‘yes’ vote fears

Concern among Scottish retailers is mounting over the impending vote on independence next month, with uncertainty over currency and corporation tax rates playing on the minds of many.

H&M

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to star in H&M’s Christmas campaign

H&M will kick off its 2014 Christmas campaign with a TV advert starring singers Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.

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