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This week's need-to-know people movesSubscription
This week saw Gant and Revo announce senior appointments.
Find out what’s been happening on the fashion retail social scene.
Consumer spending takes a hit ahead of ChristmasSubscription
Consumers held back on spending in November, with clothing sales down by 3.3% year on year and department store sales down by a “sharp” 5.9%.
Fears for SME retailers as banks cut lendingSubscription
Bank lending to small and medium-sized retailers has fallen by 6% since the 2016 Brexit vote, while large retailers have benefitted from a 20% increase in lending.
Record Black Friday for Boohoo GroupSubscription
Boohoo Group, owner of fast fashion brands such as Boohoo, PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal, has reported a “record” Black Friday trading weekend.
When London designer Ricky Wesley Harriott launched his womenswear brand in 2016, he had no idea that US singer Lady Gaga would be sporting Wesley Harriott designs just one year later.
Obituary: Terry de Havilland dies aged 81Subscription
Eponymous footwear designer Terry de Havilland – famously nicknamed the “rock’n’roll cobbler” – has passed away aged 81.
H&M names Design Award winner 2020Subscription
H&M crowned graduate designer Sabine Skarule the winner of its H&M Design Award 2020 last night, taking home a £50,000 prize.
Peacocks preferred bidder for Bonmarché Subscription
Bonmarché has chosen value retailer Peacocks as its preferred bidder, which would result in 30 “underperforming and unsustainable” stores shutting by 11 December and “potential” redundancies.
Baird Group sets sights on UK and EU expansionSubscription
Baird Group, the menswear wholesaler and retailer, has appointed property agent Savills to lead its UK and European store expansion.