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Private equity firm Graphite eyes JoulesSubscription
The former owner of footwear retailer Kurt Geiger is among several private equity firms thought to be eyeing lifestyle retailer Joules.
BCBG Max Azria mulls London expansionSubscription
Contemporary womenswear label BCBG Max Azria is planning to expand in London over the next two years.
Gola to expand Irish wholesaleSubscription
Sports footwear brand Gola is expanding its wholesale presence in the Irish market with the appointment of two new sales agents.
A contemporary womenswear label that is wholly manufactured in the UK has soft launched online, and plans to target wholesale stockists for spring 14.
Rare London parent calls in administratorsSubscription
Women’s young fashion brand Rare London’s parent company is understood to have been put into administration.
Shellys to be resurrected by AldoSubscription
Iconic women’s footwear brand Shellys London is being resurrected by Canadian footwear giant Aldo.
Base London names brand ambassadorsSubscription
Men’s footwear brand Base London has appointed emerging indie rock band Missing Andy to be its new brand ambassador.
Hainsworth teams up with ClarksSubscription
Footwear retailer Clarks has signed up for a second collaboration with textile mill Hainsworth to produce a range of men’s desert boots for autumn 13.
Fashion sales at John Lewis climbed 5.6% over Easter, as more “weather-resilient” departments such as nursery and jewellery performed well.
Kensington Shoe EventSubscription
The Kensington Shoe Event returned to its original locale this year, checking into Kensington Close Hotel.