Tag : Karen Millen
Beth Butterwick joins Jigsaw Subscription
Former Karen Millen chief executive Beth Butterwick has joined Jigsaw as a consultant operating partner, Drapers can reveal.
The top 10 stories of 2019Subscription
2019 has been a tough year for fashion brands and retailers, which is reflected in the rather dismal tone of many of this year’s top 10 most-read online stories.
Karen Millen digital director joins FitFlopSubscription
FitFlop has appointed Martin Francis, former Karen Millen and Coast customer and digital director, as its new digital general manager.
Karen Millen suppliers face further lossesSubscription
Karen Millen and Coast suppliers are facing further losses after Boohoo offered to buy just a fraction of stock already produced for the brands’ relaunch in October.
Acquisitive Boohoo Group ups sales forecastSubscription
The Boohoo Group has raised its sales forecasts for the current financial year, in reflection of “anticipated investments” into its newly acquired businesses.
Beth Butterwick departs from Karen Millen Subscription
Beth Butterwick has left her position as CEO of Karen Millen and Coast following Boohoo’s acquisition of the two brands.
Further redundancies at Karen MillenSubscription
All pattern cutting roles at Karen Millen and Coast have been placed into consultancy following Boohoo’s acquisition of the two brands, Drapers understands.
River Island asks landlords for rent cutsSubscription
River Island is asking landlords to slash store rents by up to 40%, Drapers can reveal.
Broad new horizons for Boohoo GroupSubscription
With the purchase of Karen Millen and Coast, Boohoo Group has expanded its offering beyond fast fashion.
Boohoo buys Karen Millen Subscription
Fast-fashion etailer Boohoo has acquired the online business and IP rights of premium womenswear brands Karen Millen and Coast, putting 1,110 jobs at risk.
Redundancies at Karen Millen Subscription
Karen Millen has announced redundancies today at its head office, in a bid to cut costs ahead of a potential sale of the business, Drapers understands.
Boohoo makes a play for Karen MillenSubscription
Boohoo Group has confirmed that it has made an offer for Karen Millen and Coast’s online business.
A trade sale to another retailer would be “the best fit” for Karen Millen, industry experts have told Drapers.
Karen Millen founder hopes buyer saves businessSubscription
Karen Millen’s eponymous founder hopes the company will find a buyer with the vision to position it “back where it belongs” after the retailer confirmed it is up for sale.
Coast focuses on delivery and dataSubscription
Coast is joining up the in-store and online experience and exploring new methods of delivery to win back customers’ trust.
Karen Millen lands at Gatwick airport Subscription
Karen Millen has opened a 780 sq ft store in Gatwick’s North Terminal, in time for the Easter holidays.
Beth Butterwick, chief executive of Karen Millen and Coast, has unveiled her plans to re-invent the two brands.
Fashion retail's highs and lows of 2018Subscription
As this year comes to a close and a new one approaches, Drapers recaps the twists and turns in the retail industry over the past 12 months
Beth Butterwick, CEO, Karen MillenSubscription
Beth Butterwick continued the turnaround of Karen Millen this year.
Karen Millen shrinks annual lossesSubscription
Karen Millen reduced its operating losses by 85% to £1.4m in the year to February 2018, as the retailer’s turnaround strategy takes hold.
Karen Millen has announced a new swimwear licensing deal with Heidi Klein’s subsidiary Beach Beautiful.
In the week leading up to Black Friday, one by one retailers are unveiling their discounts. Drapers brings you a roundup of the latest offers.
Redundancies loom at Karen MillenSubscription
Karen Millen has put at least 100 head office roles into consultation.
Credit insurers cut cover on Oasis and Warehouse Subscription
Credit insurers have cut cover to some Oasis and Warehouse suppliers, amid wider tough trading on the high street.
Pentland Brands brand director for fashion Nicola Mathews and Karen Millen CEO Beth Butterwick talk to Drapers about how the the footwear licensing deal between the two is developing.
Drapers investigates why big-name brands are banking on licensing for sales expansion and product extension when times get tough.
JD Sports pumps up Pentland profitsSubscription
Pentland Group, the brand management company and majority stakeholder in JD Sports Fashion, announced an increase in group revenue of 25% to £3.6bn, driven by “a record performance” from the sportswear retailer, in the 12 months to 31 December 2017 year on year.
Will Very Exclusive brands stay with Very?Subscription
The merger of Very Exclusive with the Very website may make business sense, but experts question whether luxury brands will be comfortable on the main platform.
Karen Millen and value footwear retailer Shoe Zone are among 179 businesses to have been “named and shamed” by the government for failing to pay the minimum wage.
The Karen Millen feminine manifestoSubscription
Taking charge of Karen Millen was a longstanding ambition for CEO Beth Butterwick. After 18 months in the role, Butterwick is reviving the business with a renewed focus on empowering customers in all aspects of their lives.
International Women’s Day this week gave us the opportunity to celebrate women across the industry and to push for gender equality.
Karen Millen has announced a new licensing partnership with IMG, which will see the brand expand its product offer as it seeks to become more of a lifestyle brand.
Karen Millen doubles payment terms to 60 days Subscription
Karen Millen has doubled the time in which it will pay its suppliers from 30 days to 60 days, Drapers has learned.
The brave new world of womenswearSubscription
In an overcrowded womenswear market, versatile, quality product and a positive in-store experience are vital.
High Street Preview: spring 18Subscription
Drapers brings you a first look at the upcoming collections from the biggest high street retailers, including hero items and key trends for the upcoming season.
High Street Preview: Karen Millen spring 18Subscription
For spring 18, Karen Millen presents a wardrobe for the sophisticated and stylish modern woman.
Karen Millen stems losses in 'year of change'Subscription
Karen Millen’s sales held steady, and its losses were reduced, in a “year of change” for the womenswear retailer.
Seasonal fashion is a thing of the pastSubscription
The spring/summer and autumn/winter seasons are artificial constructs that do not reflect the way consumers now shop for clothing, an expert panel at the Drapers Fashion Forum said today.
High street preview: Karen Millen autumn 17 Subscription
Karen Millen offers a sophisticated and chic take on some of the season’s key trends with its autumn collection. A deep, jewel-toned palette is shot through with pops of deep red and oranges, as velvet and satin textures give a refined aesthetic to youthful trends such as puffa jackets and ruffles. Silhouettes are simple, but crisp blazers and fuzzy furs are reminiscent of 1980s power dressing. Back to High Street ...
Premium womenswear retailer Karen Millen will raise prices by 5% from the autumn in response to the weakened pound.
There are two things successful fashion retailers never lose focus on: their product and their customer. Yet in recent years a number of high street names – Karen Millen and Marks & Spencer to name just two – have been guilty of doing just that.
Beth Butterwick, chief executive of Karen Millen, has unveiled her three-pronged strategy for the womenswear retailer.
Karen Millen founder declared bankruptSubscription
Karen Millen, founder of the eponymous womenswear chain, has been declared bankrupt by the High Court over an unpaid tax bill.
Karen Millen appoints creative design directorSubscription
Karen Millen has poached LK Bennett’s Tracey Stainer to fill the new role of creative design director, Drapers can reveal.
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Losses widen at Karen Millen Subscription
Karen Millen has reported an operating loss of £10.5m for the year to 27 February following investment in digital infrastructure and weaker trading in key markets, including Russia, Drapers can reveal.
Oasis, Coast and Warehouse have revealed improved profit figures for the year to 27 February as their owner prepares them for a possible sale, Drapers can reveal.
Mike Shearwood appointed Clarks CEOSubscription
Former chief executive of Karen Millen, Mike Shearwood, has been appointed chief executive of Clarks.
Karen Millen wins legal challenge brought by founder Subscription
A High Court judge has ruled in favour of womenswear retailer Karen Millen in a legal dispute between the firm and its eponymous founder over the use of the Karen Millen name.