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Bosideng UK buying and design teams made redundant

Chinese retailer Bosideng is making its buying and design teams in London and Bradford redundant as it shifts these functions back to Shanghai.  

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Easter footfall drops - but rises again by Monday

Easter trading was a game of two halves as footfall dropped on Friday and Saturday, but rose again on bank holiday Monday.

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German luxury business Strenesse files for insolvency

German luxury fashion company Strenesse - which used to dress the German footfall team at official events - has filed for insolvency.

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John Lewis unveils 150th anniversary plans

John Lewis has unveiled a range of events to mark its 150th anniversary next month, including an interactive exhibition of its Victorian origins and exclusive tie-ups.

West End defies UK's March sales drop

Retail sales in London’s West End went up 2.4% year on year in March, according to figures from New West End Company, which represents 600 retailers on Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street.

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Former Adidas Patrik Nilsson appointed chief executive at Gant

Gant has appointed former Adidas boss Patrik Nilsson as its new chief executive, succeeding Dirk-Jan Stoppelenburg, who resigned from Gant in March.

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Mulberry warns on longer term profits as it starts pricing review

Mulberry will introduce lower price points after issuing another profit warning this morning - and said profits could be dampened in the medium term “while brand momentum rebuilds”.

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Ex-JJB Sports boss David Jones accused of forging bank statement to hide loan

The former executive chairman of JJB Sports Sir David Jones forged a bank statement to hide a loan of £1.5m, Leeds Crown Court has heard.

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Belstaff to tempt back indies ahead of HQ relocation

Luxury outerwear brand Belstaff is looking to regain UK stockists under a new sales boss, as it relocates its global headquarters to London from New York later this year.   

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UK shapewear brand Fit Britches launches in US

Bradford-based fitness and shapewear brand Fit Britches is crowd funding in the US in order to raise the $75,000 (£44,800) needed to bring its manufacturing back to the UK.

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Fitbay.com aims to reduce online returns for retailers

Scandinavian start-up Fitbay.com is creating a social network that aims to reduce online returns for retailers by “finding clothes that fit.”

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Burberry results rise again as Ahrendts bows out

Burberry’s last financial year under chief executive Angela Ahrendts has seen more growth, underpinned by double-digit sales increases in Asia-Pacific reported for its second half last week.

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Supergroup hires ex-Asda man as ecommerce boss

SuperGroup - parent of fashion brand SuperDry - has appointed former Asda customer director Jon Wragg as its new ecommerce chief, replacing Chris Griffin.

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Burberry sales rise 19% but uncertainty over economy continues

Burberry Group sales rose 19% to nearly £1.3bn in the six months to March 31, as retail revenues climbed 13% to £928m.

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Prince George boosts sales at Rachel Riley

Kidswear designer Rachel Riley has been deluged with shoppers trying to get their hands on the pair of dungarees worn by Prince George in his first media appearance last week.

Making demands: Laura Ashley and Monsoon are among the retailers putting pressure on suppliers

Monsoon Accessorize head of buying leaves

Monsoon Accessorize’s head of buying Deepi Sekhon is leaving after six and a half years at the business.

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Primark tipped for 21% profits jump

Primark is expected to report a 21% jump in first half operating profits tomorrow, which will offset declines in other parts of its parent business Associated British Foods.

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Outerwear brand London Tradition wins Queen's Award

Premium outerwear brand London Tradition has won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014 for International Trade, recognising its success exporting to Europe and Asia.

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Footballer Didier Drogba launches underwear & swimwear line

Former Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba, has released a website with images from his upcoming underwear and swimwear collection, Drogba & Co.

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Lindex eyes London store launch

Scandinavian fashion giant Lindex is mulling a number of stores in and around London as potential sites for its UK debut.

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Armani ordered to pay millions in tax dispute

Luxury fashion brand Armani has been ordered to pay €270m (£221m) to the Italian government in a tax dispute dating back to 2002.

Irish retailers remain cautious about recovery prospects

Green shoots of recovery are sprouting in Ireland, but retailers warn that the improvement is fragile and tax increases may hinder further growth.

High Street

Footfall up as shoppers return to the high street

Shoppers returned to the high street in droves last month, with footfall up 1.8% on March 2013, reversing the decline seen in February, according to Springboard/BRC data.

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One Small Step One Giant Leap founder exits the company

The founder of kids’ footwear mini-chain One Small Step One Giant Leap Nick Schwefel has left the business as the parent company puts expansion plans on hold.

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Simon Williamson promoted at Value Retail

Designer outlet group Value Retail has promoted Simon Williamson to group retail director at the company.

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Easter break boosts sales at John Lewis

The first week of the Easter break has bolstered sales at John Lewis, with revenues up 13% year-on-year.

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Mulberry entry prices to drop £100 per bag

Mulberry entry-level handbags will have retail prices lowered by around £100 from June onwards, as the interim executive chairman looks to return the business to growth.

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UK chain Animal moves to a new store in Torquay

Animal, the UK action sports lifestyle brand has opened a new 2,493 sq ft store in Torquay.

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JD looks to grow as outdoor and fashion begin turnaround

JD Sports Fashion is considering new opportunities for growth in the coming year – both potential acquisitions and international expansion – as its outdoor arm breaks even and the turnaround of its fashion chain Bank continues.

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Tesco clothing rockets online but group profits slip

Tesco’s clothing range F&F has performed strongly online, with sales up nearly 60% in 2013/14, as the supermarket reports annual profits down 6%.

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