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The weekend newspaper round up: March 6 to 7, 2010

A round up of the best fashion business stories from the weekend’s newspapers.

Alexander McQueen

PPR is reportedly targeting designer Gareth Pugh to be the next creative head at Alexander McQueen, according to Saturday’s Telegraph. Meanwhile, The Times reported that McQueen was awarded a posthumous Brit Insurance Design of the Year award at Paris Fashion Week.

Cath Kidston

The designer is in talks to sell her retail empire to US investment firm TA Associates, in a deal worth £100m, according to The Sunday Times.

Bravissimo / Net-a-Porter / White Stuff

Three fashion retailers made the Sunday Times’s 100 best companies to work for list. Lingerie retailer Bravissimo came in at number 24, luxury etailer Net-a-Porter at 37 and contemporary womenswear retailer White Stuff at 93.

Wellworths

Wellworths, the store opened in Dorchester by the manager of the Woolworths store it replaced, is set for expansion, according to the Sunday Express. Manager Claire Robertson is on the hunt for new sites and plans to launch a kidswear collection.

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