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    US tariffs 'catastrophic' to UK-made fashionSubscription

    News7 October 2019

    UK manufacturers and brands have told Drapers they will be unable to absorb the impending 25% tariff on UK clothing exported to the US, and job losses are likely to result.

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    Brexit fears fuel worst-ever September Subscription

    News7 October 2019

    UK retail sales growth has experienced an all-time low for September, as ongoing Brexit uncertainty has a “material impact on the consumer psyche”, new research has shown. 

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    Sports Direct reconfirms commitment to HoF storesSubscription

    News7 October 2019

    Sports Direct International has confirmed that it is “working rapidly on [its] ongoing investment programme with the [House of Fraser] brand” following reports in the Sunday papers that that there would be widespread closures of HoF stores after the Christmas trading period. 

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    Bidder lined up for Barneys Subscription

    News7 October 2019

    A potential buyer is preparing a bid of $220m (£178m) for bankrupt luxury department store operator Barneys New York Inc.

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    Former Tesco international boss joins PepcoSubscription

    News7 October 2019

    The owner of value fashion chain Pep&Co, Pepco Group, has appointed former Tesco international boss, Trevor Masters, as managing director of its largest brand, Pepco. 

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    M&S to trim formal tailoring Subscription

    News7 October 2019

    The UK’s biggest menswear retailer, Marks & Spencer, is to reduce its formal tailoring offering as sales fall victim to casual workwear trends.

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    Debenhams' menswear relaunch promises differentiationSubscription

    News4 October 2019

    As Debenhams relaunches its menswear own brands, trading director for menswear Andrew Lepp sat down with Drapers to discuss how changes in the design team structure have “empowered newness” and created clear brand differentiation.

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    Video: Little Mistress launches sustainable campaign VideoSubscription

    News4 October 2019

    Little Mistress has released a video campaign for the launch of three celebrity collections made from recycled plastic this month. 

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    H&M group transformation bears further fruitSubscription

    News3 October 2019

    H&M group increased its net sales by 11% to SEK171,061m (£14bn) in the nine months to 31 August, as it continues to grow its market share.

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    Ted Baker swings to half-year lossSubscription

    News3 October 2019

    Ted Baker has swung to a loss before tax of £23m for the 28 weeks to 10 August 2019, from a profit of £24.5m during the same period in 2018, in what it described as a “challenging half”.