John Lewis will launch a new women’s fashion and lifestyle concept called Found in the new Birmingham store when it opens on September 24 and online on the same day.
Supermarkets could try to avoid hiring people aged over 25 and close more stores in a bid to minimise the impact of the new national living wage, according to credit rating agency Moody’s.
Exhibitors and buyers were in a positive mood on the second day of the Pure trade show in London as footfall picked up and retailers could be seen on stands making orders.
A shared studio in east London which has been home to designers including Jonathan Saunders, Lou Dalton, Holly Fulton and James Long, is set to close in the face of a 400% rent increase.
Yahoo has agreed a deal to buy US affiliate shopping and personal styling site Polyvore to boost its fashion content and advertising.
Mr Porter is the most socially engaged multibrand premium fashion retailer, according to new research.
Wind and rain kept shoppers away from the high street last week with an overall drop in footfall of 1.5% for the week to August 2.
Boohoo has launched its first shopping app for iOS using the Poq app ecommerce platform.
Hot weather and widespread road closures in central London were being blamed for an under-par turnout of independent womenswear buyers at Pure and Scoop today (Sunday).
JD Sports Fashion’s pre-tax profits for the current year are likely to be 10% ahead of market expectations of around £110m thanks to strong underlying sales.
Jacket Required closed yesterday (July 30) with quieter footfall than on Wednesday, but having confirmed its attraction to multiple and independent buyers who no longer feel a strong pull to the Berlin fairs.
Drapers’ news editor Kirsty McGregor talks to senior news reporter Tara Hounslea about Topshop’s decision this week to halt further purchases of super-skinny mannequins after a customer complained, the popularity of menswear trade show Jacket Required, and the new anti-slavery laws being introduced.
Photographer Nick Knight and his fashion film company ShowStudio have released a video featuring previously unseen footage from his past collaborations with the late designer Alexander McQueen.
London trade show Pure has launched a top 100 list of the brands, products and styles trending on its website.
Regional shopping centre owner and developer Intu has reported its net rental income jumped 10% to £207.6m but its property revaluation surplus fell by 71% to £162.2m for the six months to June 30.
Matalan has poached Bernadette Lusher from Tesco to become brand director at the value retailer.
Next made £170m in interest charges from shoppers using its online and home shopping credit facility last year, according to smallprint in the company’s accounts.
Outerwear brand Belstaff has opened its second London store at 16 Lamb Street in Spitalfields, east London.
TM Lewin has received an undisclosed sum of investment from Sankaty Advisors, part of US private equity firm Bain Capital, to buy the remaining 20% stake of the business.
Womenswear indie Stolen from Susie opened a new store at Dorchester’s Brewery Square at the weekend.
Northern Irish young fashion independent Chocolate will rebrand as a luxury kidswear retailer following its sale to Dubai-based manufacturer The Griffin Corporation.
Jimmy Choo has appointed Hearst Magazines group publishing director Meribeth Parker as an independent non-executive director.
Flip flop brand Ipanema has collaborated with designer Phillipe Starck to create a collection for spring 16.
MasterCard has agreed to pay Tesco $61m (£39m) to settle a dispute over credit card interchange fees.
John Lewis enjoyed a 10.2% boost in sales to £76.5m last week as its clearance drew to a close.
Designer independent Wolf & Badger has acquired online accessories marketplace Boticca for an undisclosed amount.
Lingerie retailer Boux Avenue has confirmed it will open a flagship store on London’s Oxford Street in September or October this year.
Italian footwear brand Geox grew sales by 6.7% to €427m (£300m) in the first half.
Bonmarché has reported like-for-like store sales fell by 1.7% in the 13 weeks to June 27, an improvement on the previous quarter when sales fell by 4.7%.
British brands and manufacturers are hunkering down in the face of currency headwinds, as the strength of the pound looks set to continue.