Caroline Parry's stories
Buyer sought for collapsed CogglesSubscription
Administrators for collapsed premium indie Coggles are seeking a buyer for the business, which will continue to trade in the interim.
Fashion sales bounced back in April despite a 2.2% decline in like-for-like retail sales values compared to the last year, according to the latest Retail Sales Monitor from the British Retail Consortium and KPMG.
French Connection appoints new finance chief Subscription
French Connection has appointed Adam Castleton as group finance director to replace Roy Naismith, who is leaving the high street retailer after 12 years.
French brand La Fée Maraboutée to launch in UKSubscription
French contemporary womenswear brand La Fée Maraboutée is in discussions with stockists ahead of plans to launch in the UK for spring 2014.
UK luxury sector set to top £7.4bn in 2013Subscription
British luxury brands are optimistic about 2013, with new research predicting the sector will grow by 12% to £7.4bn in 2013.
Portas Pilot store closes for revampSubscription
A Margate department store that was the centre piece of the town’s Portas Pilot plan has closed for a revamp after “going downhill like a toboggan”.
Brands offered Hub to break into AsiaSubscription
Barbour, Adidas y-3 and John Smedley are among several names to have signed up to attend a new fashion trade show aimed at helping international brands break into Asia.
Price has emerged as the key motivational factor for fashion shoppers as consumers look for value for money rather than named brands, according to exclusive research seen by Drapers.
Asda’s new weather-responsive advertising campaign offers a solution to coping with the unpredictable British weather, writes Caroline Parry.
Cheekyshoes shifts production to UKSubscription
Women’s footwear brand Cheekyshoes has moved its production to the UK after raising new funding from investors in February.