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Editor's Comment: 2018 could be a game-changer for fashionSubscription

22 February 2018 By

The rumour mill has been abuzz this week with speculation that Arcadia Group is up for sale following reports in The Sunday Times. While Sir Philip Green has fiercely denied these claims, it has firmly put the business – as well as the wider changes ...

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Comment: Bailey says goodbye to Burberry with final LFW collectionSubscription

19 February 2018 By

After 17 years at the helm of Burberry, Christopher Bailey revealed a rainbow-filled, mishmash collection at London Fashion Week as he prepares to leave the brand.

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Editor's Comment: The digital journey is now business criticalSubscription

16 February 2018 By

Few fashion businesses can survive in the current market without a strong digital proposition.

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Editor's Comment: There are still gains to be made in womenswearSubscription

8 February 2018 By

Womenswear is a tough market to be in right now, and the difficulties faced by some high street players – most recently East and New Look – underline the importance of having a clearly defined proposition.

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Serene Scoop delivers quality product and buyersSubscription

31 January 2018 By ,

Horns blared on west London’s King’s Road on Sunday as traffic built up as a result of the weekend roadworks, but inside the nearby Saatchi Gallery, premium womenswear trade show Scoop was its usual oasis of calm.

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Editor's Comment: Government must step in to stop more high street casualtiesSubscription

30 January 2018 By

When we asked retailers at the end of last year for their predictions for 2018, there were a few recurring themes: uncertainty around Brexit, the importance of product and the increasing need to offer exceptional customer service.

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Comment: Jacket Required lures buyers with exhibitions and innovationsSubscription

26 January 2018 By ,

Men’s and women’s wear trade show Jacket Required opened its doors in east London this week, drawing UK and international independent retailers and multiples to the Old Truman Brewery on 24-25 January.

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Comment: Who can put the buzz back into Burberry?Subscription

25 January 2018 By

Amid a series of departures at designer labels, rumours are swirling about who will replace Christopher Bailey at the top of the British label

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Editor's Comment: People moves bring fresh thinking to fashion retailSubscription

23 January 2018 By

It’s only the third week in January and the people moves merry-go-round is already spinning at full speed. 

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Comment: Squeezing suppliers is short-termistSubscription

18 January 2018 By

Arcadia Group’s latest demand for a discount from its suppliers

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Editor's Comment: Menswear growth adds vitality to the market Subscription

18 January 2018 By

The Christmas trading results continue to flood in this, week bringing welcome news of sales uplifts at a disparate group of retailers, including JD Sports, Shop Direct, Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, Matalan and, perhaps most surprisingly,

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Editor's Comment: In 2018 only the fittest will survive Subscription

12 January 2018 By

It hasn’t been a happy start to 2018 for some retailers, but there are still many reasons to celebrate. 

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Comment: Pitti autumn 18 packs a punch Subscription

11 January 2018 By , ,

The new buying season kicked off with the first international trade show Pitti Uomo last week (9-12 January), as menswear buyers from across the globe flocked to Florence to see the latest collections. 

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Comment: What the high street Christmas results tell usSubscription

11 January 2018 By , ,

Today brought another slew of Christmas trading updates from fashion and footwear retailers, adding to those released yesterday and earlier in the week.

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Comment: Emerging brands take spotlight at subdued LFWMSubscription

9 January 2018 By

The 11th edition of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) drew to a calm and chilly end on Monday. While the overall atmosphere at the UK’s dedicated menswear showcase was much quieter this season, the lack of big, headlining brands focused attention on London’s creative rising stars.

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Comment: Debenhams needs a Next-style turnaroundSubscription

5 January 2018 By

Debenhams’ Christmas trading update yesterday brought a sobering end to the festive season on the high street.

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Editor's Comment: Christmas ads fail to ignite our emotionsSubscription

6 December 2017 By

It’s hard to believe this is my penultimate editor’s comment of the year and the Christmas break is nearly upon us.

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Editor's Comment: Etailers are breathing new life into the high streetSubscription

29 November 2017 By

It wasn’t long ago that there were cries of “the high street is dead” and “stores are no more”, as growth at pureplay etailers far outstripped the rest of fashion retail. 

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Editor's Comment: Black Friday is becoming a dark day for retailers Subscription

23 November 2017 By

This week has inevitably been dominated by Black Friday. For many, the arrival of the discounting event is a welcome relief after tough trading in October.