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Euan Sutherland

SuperGroup appoints ex-Co-op boss Euan Sutherland as new CEO

SuperGroup has appointed former Co-op boss Euan Sutherland as its new chief executive as Julian Dunkerton moves into the newly created role of founder and product and brand director.

Shoe Zone

Shoe Zone profit in line with expectations as sales fall

Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone has announced in a trading update that pre-tax profits for the year to October 4 are expected to be in line with market expectations despite slow September sales.

Psyche

Psyche owner branches into young fashion

The owner of premium independent department store Psyche has opened a 8,000 sq ft shop dedicated to young fashion brands, also in Middlesbrough.

Bally

London flagship marks ‘relaunch’ of Bally

The opening of Bally’s London store has been hailed as a relaunch of the luxury brand by chief executive Frédéric de Narp.

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Mulberry goes omnichannel ahead of festive season

Mulberry has launched collect in store, order in store and in-store online return services for shoppers ahead of the Christmas shopping season.

Our Legacy has opened its first international store in London's Soho

Our Legacy marks international debut with London store

Swedish menswear brand Our Legacy has opened its first international store in London and plans to increase its presence in the UK.

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Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82

Dominican- born designer Oscar de la Renta died yesterday (October 20) at the age of 82 after an eight year battle with cancer.

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London Collections: Men adds fourth day

London Collections: Men will open a day earlier in January 2015 to accommodate a growing schedule of shows, presentations and events.

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Mulberry eyes Céline designer for creative director role

Mulberry has reportedly asked Johnny Coca, head of leather goods and accessories at Céline, to be its new creative director.

Christine Cross

Fenwick adds retail experts to the board

Fenwick has appointed Christine Cross and Alastair Kerr as non-executive directors.

Aquascutum Autumn 15 campaign starring actor Damian Lewis and model Eliza Cummings

Aquascutum appoints Andrew Chan as chief executive

Aquascutum has appointed Andrew Chan to the newly-created role of chief executive, effective immediately.

the brogue trader

Men’s footwear independent eyes market towns for expansion

Premium men’s footwear independent The Brogue Trader is hoping to open nine new stores as it looks to bring “a bit of London’s Jermyn Street” to market towns across the UK.

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John Lewis to host Oxford Street Christmas lights switch-on

The Oxford Street Christmas lights switch-on will be launched at John Lewis on November 6.

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Shop Direct's Gareth Jones promoted to deputy chief executive

Shop Direct has promoted Gareth Jones to the newly created role of deputy chief executive.

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Jimmy Choo valued at £545.6m ahead of IPO next week

Luxury footwear label Jimmy Choo is to be valued at £545.6m when it floats on the London Stock Exchange on October 22.

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The Shop at Bluebird to launch transactional website

Luxury London boutique The Shop at Bluebird will make its website transactional next year and has hired a new senior merchandiser with ecommerce experience to aid the push.

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‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’ says defiant Asos boss

Asos chief executive Nick Robertson has defended the performance of the etailer after a “challenging” year, saying what doesn’t kill the business “can only make it stronger”.

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Adidas and Reebok could benefit from proposed sale

Selling Reebok to a group of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi could be beneficial to both the brand and parent company Adidas, analysts have said.

Old market shopping centre

Consumer confidence hits three-year high

Consumer confidence has risen for the third quarter in succession according to the Deloitte Consumer Tracker, which surveys 3,000 adults on consumer spending attitudes and behaviour.

Asos

Slowed international growth hits Asos profits as CFO promoted

Annual pre-tax profits dropped by 14% to £46.9m at Asos as the strength of the sterling pound hit international sales growth.

Amazon

Amazon to recruit 13,000 Christmas staff

Amazon is to hire 13,000 temporary staff in the UK in the run up to the busy festive season.

Primark

Primark leases space from Sears for seven US stores

Sears Holdings Corporation will lease 520,000 sq ft of retail space to Primark over the next 12 to 18 months, allowing the Irish retailer to open seven stores.

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Investors look to buy Reebok

It is understood a group of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi are seeking to buy Reebok from parent company Adidas.

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Pure London says exhibitor numbers are up by 54% for 2015

Over 375 brands have already confirmed for next year’s Pure London event, an increase of 54% on the same time last year.

Plastic Bag

Single-use carrier bag charge comes into effect in Scotland

A new law obliging retailers in Scotland to charge customers for single-use carrier bags came into effect today (October 20).

High Street

Online shopping and warm weather hit September footfall

Footfall across all retail destinations fell by 0.9% in September, with consumers making less visits to indoor shopping centres due to the warm weather and ‘changing’ shopping habits.

Inside the Studio: Matthew Williamson

Video: Harrods launches behind-the-scenes designer films

Harrods has launched a series of four behind-the-scenes films featuring Matthew Williamson (below), Rupert Sanderson, Antonio Berardi and Alice Temperley’s design studios.

Farfetch plans to expand into China, Japan and Russia

Japanese Restir joins Farfetch network

Farfetch has announced Restir in Tokyo, Japan, will join its network of independent stores after winning the Superstore competition by a public vote.

Alexander Wang for H&M

Alexander Wang to open Mayfair store

Alexander Wang has taken a lease on a former Post Office site in Mayfair in London, Drapers understands.

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James Perse to open on Dover Street

Los Angeles lifestyle brand James Perse will open a flagship at 30a Dover Street in London’s West End.

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