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Thomas Pink wins trademark dispute against Victoria's Secret

British shirtmaker Thomas Pink has won a trademark dispute against Victoria’s Secret over the use of the word “pink” for the lingerie giant’s sub-brand in the UK.

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Sainsbury’s Tu brings menswear and kidswear design under one head

Sainsbury’s Tu fashion label is bringing design for menswear and kidswear under one boss, following the departure of its head menswear designer Richard Bakare.

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M&S cuts suppliers as efficiency measures take hold

Marks & Spencer suppliers are beginning to feel the pinch as its strategy to directly source 60% of its clothing within the next three years takes hold.

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Tesco's F&F loses two department heads

Tesco fashion label F&F’s head of buying for brands and concessions and its head of buying for accessories and footwear have left the business.

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Jacket Required: British buyers descend for final day but remain “cautious”

Exhibitors noted a strong turnout from UK buyers on the second day of Jacket Required, but the retailers remained “cautious” with demand shifting from heritage looks to sportswear-led trends.

High Street

High street fashion sales beat pre-recession figures, study says

Fashion’s foothold on Britain’s high streets is now stronger than it was before the recession hit, new research has found.

Next

Liz Catterall moves up as Angelides gets set to leave Next

Next director of womenswear Liz Catterall has been promoted to a new role with a broader remit, following long-standing product director Christos Angelides’ imminent move to the US.

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European boss leaves Urban Outfitters

Hugh Wahla, the European managing director of US-based young fashion chain Urban Outfitters, has left the business, Drapers understands.

Crocs 'still strong' in UK but store closures not ruled out

Crocs European managing director Vince Gunn has said he cannot rule out UK store closures as part of a global scaling back of its portfolio, but added the country would remain a “strong focus”.

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Penelope Chilvers to open on Mayfair’s Duke Street

British luxury womens’ footwear brand Penelope Chilvers is to open its second store, on Duke Street in Mayfair, next month to capture international shoppers. 

Next

Next in line for more market share as Directory spurs sales

Next’s profit upgrade this week – the retailer’s second so far this financial year – has been powered by online sales, enabling it to steal further market share from rivals such as Marks & Spencer.

Mark Sebba

Video: Net-a-Porter's send-off for Mark Sebba

Chief executive Mark Sebba thought he was just turning up to another ordinary day at work but his colleagues decided to surprise him with this incredible tribute to say “thank you” for 11 years of having him at the helm.

Leading lady: Cara Delavigne features in Pepe’s largest campaign since the 1990s

Pepe Jeans mulls private equity sale

Pepe Jeans Group is considering selling off the business in a deal that could value it at more than £500m.

Bira

Bira takes to the road

Shop owners across Scotland and England will have access to free advice and support this summer as the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) goes on tour.

Net a Porter

Net-a-Porter boss departs

Net-a-Porter chief executive Mark Sebba is to step down after 11 years in the role.

Internacionale

Internaçionale trademark and customer database to be sold

Value fashion chain Internaçionale’s intellectual property assets, including its trademark, customer database and website content, have been put up for sale.

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Banana Republic recruits franchise expert to drive global expansion

US fashion retailer Banana Republic has poached Karen Millen’s Jenay Hassani to head up its franchise operations across the Middle East and North Africa, after Drapers revealed the Gap-owned retailer’s plans for a major expansion in the region.

Brands at London menswear fair Jacket Required

Jacket Required grows international appeal

Jacket Required is attracting an increasingly international following as buyers from across the globe descended on London’s Truman Brewery in east London this week for the premium menswear show.

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Hugo Boss group sales up 8% but wholesale revenue falls

Hugo Boss has reported an 8% rise in group sales to €559m (£443.1m) for the second quarter of 2014, but wholesale revenue slipped 6% year-on-year.

Bonmarche

Warm weather boosts Bonmarché sales by 15.8%

Value retailer Bonmarché has reported a 15.8% increase in like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks to June 28 as the warm weather heats up sales.

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Not Just A Label launches new responsive website

Platform for luxury fashion designers Not Just A Label (NJAL) has launched a new responsive website today (July 31).

Mary Portas

Minister defends Portas Pilots in face of high streets' continued decline

The government was forced to defend its investment in the Portas Pilots after it emerged this week that more shops have closed than opened in the first 12 towns to receive funding under the scheme.

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HMRC debt recovery plans 'unfairly target small firms'

The Forum of Private Business is urging the government to scrap plans to give new powers to HM Revenue & Customs to recover outstanding debts directly from small companies’ bank accounts.

Adam Jagger

Former Coggles buying boss Jagger joins Leeds start up

Former Topman, Ralph Lauren and Coggles buyer Adam Jagger has been hired as buying consultant for a new premium retail and lifestyle store in Leeds.

Africa Fashion Week

August date for Africa Fashion Week London

African and African-inspired designers will take to the catwalk at a dedicated fashion week in London this August.

Buy British Day

Video: Timothy Everest on Buy British Day

Bespoke tailor and designer Timothy Everest talks to Drapers about the launch of the inaugural Buy British Day, which will take place on October 3.

Next

Next raises profit guidance as first half sales soar

Next has increased its full year profit guidance by £25m to between £775m and £815m as sales for the first half soared by 10.7%.

Gola

Jacobson restructures Gola UK distribution

Footwear supplier Jacobson Group has moved the UK distribution of Gola in-house in a move to target higher-end stockists.

Debenhams

Debenhams hires Mothercare finance chief

Debenhams has hired Mothercare chief financial officer Matthew Smith to fill the same role at the department store chain.

The flagship store on New York's Fifth Avenue is set to open in November

Topshop and Topman to launch on Zalando

Topshop and Topman will launch dedicated online shops on German website Zalando in September.

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