Alice is the senior reporter at Drapers
‘Cautious’ womenswear indies trim budgets Subscription
Some womenswear independents have curtailed their autumn 18 budgets as tough trading continues to bite, but remain cautiously optimistic for the rest of 2018.
Seán Anglim, CFO and joint chief operating officer at Laura Ashley, has said he is “optimistic” the retailer’s fashion margin will improve after “taking a hit” in its first financial half.
Paul Smith to open King’s Cross storeSubscription
Paul Smith is opening a store Coal Drops Yard in London’s Kings Cross in October.
Peter Phillips, the former chairman and owner of Jones Bootmaker, has died aged 68 after a suffering from a lung condition.
Asics sales leap following transformation planSubscription
Asics is “fit for the future” following the completion of its transformation programme, its EMEA CEO has said.
N Peal to open first US storeSubscription
British cashmere brand N Peal will open its first US store in New York City next week.
Amazon 'to trial own delivery service'Subscription
Amazon reportedly has plans to test a new delivery service using its own couriers rather than third party logistics partners.
Cath Kidston and Ted Baker will be among brands opening stores at the revamped London Bridge station in the coming months.
Gucci boosts Kering revenueSubscription
Revenue at Kering jumped by 27.2% to €15.5bn (£13.8bn) last year on a like-for-like basis.
Raging Bull to launch international websiteSubscription
Rugby leisurewear brand Raging Bull is in the process of launching an international website as it eyes global expansion.