Your need-to-know summary of high profile job changes in the fashion retail sector
Sales drop in the run up to Black Friday Subscription
Total like-for-like sales had their steepest decline since April last week, down 3.73%, according to the BDO High Street Sales Tracker.
Foot clinic and comfort footwear retailer Shuropody has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators, Drapers can reveal.
Scotch & Soda unveils Christmas fleetSubscription
Scotch & Soda has decorated six London buses as part of its Christmas marketing campaign.
Industry calls for clarity on Brexit deal Subscription
The retail industry has expressed concern that the proposed Brexit deal may not pass through parliament, extending uncertainty for business.
Mulberry has kicked off its #MulberryLights festive campaign, which “celebrates how light, colour, shapes and people come together to create a modern British Christmas”, with interactive, in-store experiences.
Exclusive: Gareth Rees-John exits ArcadiaSubscription
Gareth Rees-John, multichannel director at Miss Selfridge, has left Arcadia after six years, Drapers can reveal.
Keeping athleisure fit for the futureSubscription
The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry’s (ASBCI) annual conference focused on the athleisure phenomenon this year and examined its lasting impact on the fashion, textile and retail industry.
Henri Lloyd launches kidswearSubscription
British sailing brand Henri Lloyd is launching kidswear for spring 19.
Fashion Enter buys tailoring manufacturer Subscription
London-based not-for-profit training organisation and factory Fashion Enter has bought tailoring manufacturer Gloria Fashions for an undisclosed sum.
Instagram expands shopping function Subscription
Social media platform Instagram is launching three new shopping updates in a bid to give customers a more seamless experience when doing their Christmas shopping.
Asda launches credit for George purchases Subscription
Asda has launched “flexible payments” for products sold on the George website, allowing customers to spread the cost of their purchases.
UK Black Friday sales to jump Subscription
Black Friday is predicted to bring £10.4bn in sales to the UK, up 3.1% on last year, a new report from GlobalData has shown.
Ralph Lauren to be knighted Subscription
Ralph Lauren is to become the first US designer to receive an honorary knighthood for services to fashion.
John Lewis launches ‘the boy and the piano’ Christmas adVideoSubscription
John Lewis has unveiled its hotly anticipated Christmas ad, featuring singer Elton John and telling the story of how one gift can change a life.
Deadline extension for Intu buyout talksSubscription
Shopping centre owner Intu has been granted a deadline extension for talks to take the company private.
Beyoncé buys Philip Green out of Ivy Park Subscription
Beyoncé has acquired 100% control over her Ivy Park activewear collection, after buying Sir Philip Green’s share of the business.
Johnstons of Elgin to open Edinburgh flagshipSubscription
Cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin will open a flagship store for its own brand in Edinburgh next spring.
The North Face appoints new EMEA boss Subscription
VF Corporation has appointed Jan Van Leeuwen as vice president, general manager of The North Face, EMEA.