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John Galliano is to design Kate Moss’ wedding dress, according to reports.
Retail entrepreneur George Davies has opened the doors on the first 11 of his new kidswear stores in the Middle East, ahead of planned launch in the UK in April.
The Queen of Shops says she’s right to criticise multiples, and believes indies can ‘bash the hell out of the high street’
Paul Smith to scale back the stripesSubscription
Paul Smith is to scale back the use of its iconic multistripe branding across its clothing and footwear collections.
Appetite for luxury goods boosts PPR profitsSubscription
PPR, the French luxury and retail group behind Gucci and Balenciaga, grew operating profits 24% to €1.53bn (£1.289bn) in 2010, fuelled by a growing appetite for luxury goods.
Puma like-for-likes soarSubscription
German sportswear giant Puma grew like-for-like sales by nearly a third to €623.4m (£523m) in the three months to December 31, but has warned that the rising cost of materials and labour will impact its bottom line.
Mary Portas has robustly defended the undercover footage of so-called shoddy sales assistants in her Channel 4 series, claiming they should have taken pride in their work despite being on the minimum wage, and that they were being “neglected” by their managers.
Arcadia joins return to UK sourcingSubscription
Sir Philip Green’s retail empire Arcadia Group has thrown its weight behind the return of manufacturing from overseas to the UK.
Sector backs skills campaignSubscription
University’s axing of prestigious skills course triggers outcry against threat to UK manufacturing
Manchester clothes manufacturer Cooper & Stollbrand is to feature in a Channel 4 documentary celebrating UK production.