Ruth Faulkner's stories
Kering reports "record" revenues in Q1Subscription
Luxury goods group Kering, formerly PPR, has reported “record” revenues in the first quarter of this year, up 3.1% to €2.4bn (£2bn).
Cloggs is ‘back on track’ after JD dealSubscription
Footwear etailer Cloggs says it is back on track towards growth, following its sale to JD Sports Fashion earlier this year.
Kookaï to wind down UK operationSubscription
Womenswear retailer Kookaï is winding down its UK business as part of a solvent liquidation process.
Fashion was the bright spot at John Lewis last week in what the retailer described as a “challenging week”.
Ipanema chases web sales via UK siteSubscription
Brazilian footwear brand Ipanema has set up a UK website, which it hopes will generate up to a third of all its local sales within three years.
It’s all about Eve for Crea ConceptSubscription
French contemporary womenswear label Crea Concept is to launch a dedicated eveningwear sub-brand for spring 14.
How did a ‘scruffy urchin’ unloading shoes out of a van on the King’s Road rise to become footwear royalty? The man who helped build Office recounts his tale.
Vintage dress brand Horrockses up for saleSubscription
Vintage womenswear brand Horrockses - a favourite of the Queen, Princess Margaret and Joan Collins - is up for sale.
Schuh took home the top accolade at Drapers’ Footwear & Accessories Awards 2013, beating stiff competition from Office, Aldo and Clarks to win Multiple Footwear Retailer of the Year.
Stella McCartney is to expand further in the Far East with more store openings in China later this year.
Indie ecommerce portal The Counter is hoping to capitalise on the closure of Miinto.
A new womenswear brand aimed at women over 5ft 9 is set to launch online and in store at Selfridges.
N Brown delivers "strong" full-year performanceSubscription
Home shopping group N Brown has delivered its fastest rate of revenue growth since 2009 as sales increased 6% to £784.7m.
Cabbages & Roses is the latest label to collaborate with Uniqlo. Ruth Faulkner chats to founder Christina Strutt about the collection, which entered stores last week.
Steel magnate Lakshi Mittal has reportedly invested €5m (£4.26m) in the parent company of German etailer Zalando.
Daniel Footwear ramps up websiteSubscription
Footwear mini chain Daniel Footwear has improved its website to coincide with its 20th anniversary and offer customers a “better shopping experience”.
Value retailer Primark has reported a 7% increase in like-for-like sales in the six months to March 2, 2013 as operating profits soared 55%.
Ted Baker chief executive Ray Kelvin was the highest climbing fashion name on the Sunday Times Rich List this year, as his wealth rose £135m to £231m.
Fashion brands scoop Queen's AwardsSubscription
Leather accessories brand The Cambridge Satchel Company and lifestyle clothing label Seasalt have both received Queen’s Awards.
John Lewis web sales pass £1bn markSubscription
John Lewis has clocked up online sales of more than £1bn a year earlier than anticipated.