Confidence among shoppers edged down in October, raising concerns in the countdown to the Christmas rush.
James Hart, a former director at Asos.com, has invested in another ecommerce start-up called Poq Studio.
Primark supplier Positive Clothing London has gone into administration after the retailer cancelled its contract, Drapers understands.
Matalan has opened a new store on the Cardiff high street today, as the value retailer continues its push into prime location space.
Aquascutum is developing a made-to-measure men’s tailoring service that will launch in February.
Premium womenswear brand Luisa Cerano has doubled its UK turnover over the past year and has said there is “definitely still room for growth”.
River Island has become one of the first retailers to develop a Kindle version of its transactional shopping app.
Outdoor brand The North Face has revealed plans to open up to 120 franchise stores in the UK and Europe over the next three to four years.
The government has announced that April 1, 2015 will be the valuation date for business rates assessments for 2017 onwards.
Men’s luxury accessory business Penrose London is likely to go into voluntary liquidation on Thursday, Drapers understands.
Danish brand house Bestseller is launching a new young fashion womenswear brand, First & I, in December.
Next has cut its full-year profit guidance by 3% after unseasonably warm weather in September and October melted sales of winter stock.
Industry insiders have said Office is likely to be sold to another private equity company after its owner, Silverfleet Capital, appointed bankers at JP Morgan to explore a potential sale or float of the footwear retailer.
The latest Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy launches today, featuring jumpsuits, bodycon dresses and separates priced between £25 and £135.
Drapers’ fashion editor Graeme Moran talks to Reuters about Victoria Beckham, after the designer is named Britain’s top entrepreneur by Management Today.
Supergroup has lowered its full year profit guidance to £60m-£65m as the warm autumn weather hits yet another retailer.
House of Fraser is launching its first brand-focused TV advertising campaign for more than a decade.
Harrods reported “another record year” which saw group turnover grow 11% to £794m for the full year to February 1, 2014, compared with £716.3m in the previous year.
Shoppers will spend an extra £2.3bn this Christmas bringing the total to £90.7bn, according to Verdict Research.
US womenswear brand Eileen Fisher will launch into Harvey Nichols Edinburgh and online at Harveynichols.com from November 1.
Manchester-based etailer Boohoo.com opened its first bricks-and-mortar pop-up shop in New York today.
Hunter has opened its first company-owned store at 83-85 Regent Street as a showcase for its newly-extended range that now includes outerwear and knitwear.
G-Star Raw is currently in London’s High Court challenging Rhodi Ltd, maker of Voi Jeans, over an alleged infringement of G-Star’s design rights.
John Lewis boss Andy Street is “quietly optimistic” about Christmas trading, but admits that if the warm weather continues for another month there will not be enough time to make up the sales shortfall.
The Serious Fraud Office is to launch a criminal investigation into accounting irregularities at Tesco, as early as next week.
Nigel Addison will return to Duck and Cover as managing director from November 6.
As Next cut its full-year profit guidance by £25m today (October 29) after warm weather in September and October stunted sales of autumn stock, Drapers takes a look at what city analysts make of the retailer’s results.
Macy’s will open its first department store outside of the US at a new mall development in the United Arab Emirates capital, which is scheduled for completion in spring 2018.
British leather brand Tusting will open its first shop in December after 139 years of trading.
Pre-tax profits have jumped 512% to £40.4m at Shop Direct as mobile sales and growth at Very.co.uk have soared.