TA Associates has sold “a significant” stake in lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston to private equity firm Baring Asia in what is thought to be a multi-million pound deal.
Lifestyle retailer White Stuff grew total sales 16.2% in the year to May 3, as it opened five stores and invested in its multichannel proposition.
The groundswell of support for UK-based designers and manufacturers continued this week with the launch of the inaugural Buy British Day, which will take place on October 3.
Footwear brand and retailer Crocs is making 183 positions redundant out of its nearly 5,000-strong workforce, and plans to close up to 100 stores after reporting a decline in profits.
Pure play etailer Boohoo has launched a German language website, its third local language site in the past year.
Supplier Bagir Group has said it expects to make a half-year loss of $2m (£1.17m) for the six months to June 30, after a challenging period including an “unexpected reduction” in orders from Marks & Spencer.
British denim chain Jeans West is looking to sublet its 269 Regent Street store after more than a decade in the unit.
New Look has lost two directors in short succession, as the retailer continues to restructure its UK team.
Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke is to exit the supermarket after a fresh profit warning from the company.
Keith Black has been promoted to chief executive and chairman of his family’s outdoor clothing company Regatta Group after 27 years as managing director of its eponymous brand.
Footfall in Northern Ireland rose 11.8% in June compared with 2013, beating shopper numbers in Wales and Scotland, which declined 1.4%and 0.6% respectively.
Chinese outdoor clothing company Fraspens plans to float on London’s Aim in August in an effort to increase its domestic market share.
Mothercare’s finance director Matthew Smith is in the running to take the chief financal officer role at Debenhams as the department store tries to recover from a profit warning earlier this year.
Californian lifestyle brand Rocket Dog has strengthened its management team with three new appointments.
Arcadia Group is considering a move into wholesale to build brand awareness internationally for its portfolio of fascias, Drapers understands.
USC brand director Emma Alexander has left the company with immediate effect, Drapers understands.
Robert De Keyser, the new UK and Irish wholesale agent for Basler, plans to double the mainstream German brand’s UK sales within three years, starting with its spring 15 collection.
Actress and model Kelly Brook has been named as the face of footwear brand Skechers for the company’s 2015 marketing and social media campaigns.
Cash pledged to boost London’s high streets is “an expensive sticking plaster” and would be better spent improving policy such as that surrounding business rates, retail experts have said.
US denim brand Paige Denim has hired British supermodel Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley as the face of the label for spring 2015.
Marks & Spencer will open 10 stores in Saudi Arabia as part of a new deal struck with franchise partner Alhokair Fashion Retail.
Sports etailer Pro-Direct is preparing to open its first standalone store just off London’s Carnaby Street.
Matalan has signed a deal for its first ever store on London’s Oxford Street, Drapers has learned.
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Christophe Lemaire, artistic director of womenswear at Hermès, is leaving his post to focus on his eponymous label.
Online retailer The Hut Group is set to receive £100m for a 20% stake in the company from Boots owner and private equity firm KKR.
Shoppers ditched high streets and shopping centres across virtually all regions of the UK last week as they soaked up the sun.
Milanese footwear tradeshow Micam has teamed up with WGSN for its spring 15 edition to form a trend hub at the show.
Fashion retailers are reporting a healthy summer performance, with warm weather and improved sentiment tempting consumers to buy more at full price.
Creative director of Nicole Farhi Jo Sykes has left the brand after less than two years.