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  • Judith Bremner

    Phase Eight brand director steps downSubscription

    News3 March 2020

    Judith Bremner will step down as brand director of Phase Eight at the end of June, after 18 years. 

  • intu lakeside tfg london

    TFG London launches new concept store Subscription

    News6 February 2020

    TFG London, which owns Hobbs, Whistles, Phase Eight and Damsel in a Dress, has brought the brands together for the first time as part of a new concept store at Intu-owned shopping centre Lakeside. 

  • Whistles autumn 19

    Whistles turnover up as profits drop Subscription

    News20 December 2019

    Womenswear brand Whistles has reported a 7% year-on year rise in turnover to £73.4m for the year to 31 March, driven by new store and concession openings. 

  • Phase Eight

    Phase Eight to open four new stores Subscription

    News14 November 2019

    Phase Eight, which is owned by The Foschini Group (TFG) London, is opening four new UK stores in November and December. 

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    Trade buyer could revive Karen Millen, say insidersSubscription

    News1 July 2019

    A trade sale to another retailer would be “the best fit” for Karen Millen, industry experts have told Drapers.

  • Whistles autumn 19

    Boost in sales at The Foschini GroupSubscription

    News24 May 2019

    South African retail business The Foschini Group (TFG), which owns Phase Eight, Whistles and Hobbs in the UK, has reported a 19.6% rise in retail sales to $2.36bn (£1.86bn) for the year ended 31 March.  

  • Hobbs autumn 18 womenswear

    TFG London seeks to expand retail portfolio Subscription

    News26 March 2019

    The Foschini Group (TFG) is seeking to secure more than 100,000 sq ft of retail space across its UK fashion brand portfolio during the next 12 months. 

  • phase eight a 18

    Strong Christmas sales at TFG London Subscription

    News21 January 2019

    TFG London, the owner of Phase Eight, Whistles, Hobbs and Damsel in a Dress, had a 4.7% year on year increase in sales in December, underpinned by strong post-Black Friday trade and an “excellent” response to the launch of its end of season Sale.

  • Ben Barnett, CEO, TFG London Subscription

    Top 10011 December 2018

    Steered by Ben Barnett, the UK arm of South African retail business The Foschini Group slowed down its acquisitive strategy this year and focused instead on growing the womenswear retailers already in its portfolio: Hobbs, Whistles, Phase Eight and Damsel in a Dress.

  • Hobbs autumn 18 womenswear

    Hobbs heads for Hong KongSubscription

    News22 October 2018

    Hobbs will cut the ribbon on its first store in Hong Kong in December, entering its seventh new international market this year.

  • phase eight a 18

    TFG London appoints new CFOSubscription

    News13 April 2018

    TFG London, the owner of Phase Eight and Whistles, has appointed former L’Oreal executive Catherine Lambert as its new CFO.

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    The biggest moments of 2017VideoSubscription

    Features18 December 2017

    As another tumultuous year draws to a close, Drapers takes a look back at the biggest stories of the 2017.

  • hobbs aw 17

    Hobbs sale will ‘accelerate its success’, says CEOSubscription

    News7 November 2017

    The sale of Hobbs to TFG London will help to accelerate its success in the UK and abroad, chief executive Meg Lustman has told Drapers.

  • kirsty for web

    Comment: Hobbs sale is a bright spot on gloomy high streetSubscription

    Comment7 November 2017

    The sale of Hobbs to Phase Eight and Whistles owner TFG London provides a glimmer of light on an otherwise gloomy high street in the run-up to Christmas.

  • Hobbs Connecticut

    Phase Eight and Whistles owner acquires HobbsSubscription

    News7 November 2017

    TFG London, the owner of Phase Eight and Whistles, has bought British womenswear brand Hobbs for an undisclosed sum. 

  • damsel in a dress autumn 17

    Foschini Group eyes 100 UK locations for Damsel in a DressSubscription

    News8 February 2017

    South African retailer The Foschini Group (TFG) is planning to open 100 UK stores and concessions for Damsel in a Dress after acquiring the womenswear brand this week.

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    Phase Eight and Whistles owner buys Damsel in a Dress Subscription

    News6 February 2017

    South African retailer The Foschini Group (TFG) has scooped up another UK business in the form of womenswear brand Damsel in a Dress.

  • Whistles

    Whistles’ losses spiralled to £15.5m before takeoverSubscription

    News14 November 2016

    Whistles suffered a pre-tax loss of £15.5m in the year before it was taken over by Phase Eight owner The Foschini Group.

  • Whistles menswear shop

    Sales up at Phase Eight and Whistles owner Subscription

    News10 November 2016

    TFG Brands, the holding company for Whistles and Phase Eight, reported a 47% jump in sales to £127.8m for the six months to 30 September.

  • Whistles menswear shop

    Whistles 'back on track', despite £2.9m lossSubscription

    News1 November 2016

    Whistles has reported a £2.9m EBITDA loss for the year to 30 January but said that the business is “back on track”.

  • Phase Eight spring 15 collection

    Phase Eight reveals post-sale expansion plans and plus-size brand launchSubscription

    News19 January 2015

    Phase Eight will embark on further store expansion following its acquisition by The Foschini Group (TFG) and will launch a standalone plus-size brand in the UK and overseas.

  • Phase Eight

    Phase Eight sold to South African retailerSubscription

    News16 January 2015

    Phase Eight is to be sold to Cape Town-based retailer The Foschini Group in a deal that could see the British womenswear retailer rolled out across South Africa.

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