UK inflation eases further but clothing prices still rising
UK inflation — including clothing prices — slowed again in April, although the rate remains high and prices continue to rise, which means consumers are thinking long and hard about discretionary purchases.
M&S sales continue to rise as fashion stays strong
M&S’s annual results offered more evidence of the strength of its turnaround with the retail giant reporting higher sales and headline profits, although operating profits were hit by tough comparisons and higher costs.
Primark to open three new U.S. stores this summer
International value fashion retail giant Primark announced on Tuesday further U.S. expansion plans with the opening of three new stores this summer, in New York and New Jersey.
Wimbledon launches athleisure collection
Top flight tennis championships venue Wimbledon has grown its branded sportswear into a dedicated athleisure fashion range.
Frasers may buy ProBikeKit assets from THG
Frasers Group is on the acquisition trail again, this time the target is digital cycling and clothing goods specialist retailer ProBikeKit (PBK).
After UK launch, accessories marketplace Katchin enters Europe
Katchin isn’t wasting any time when it comes to expansion. The UK-based online marketplace for jewellery and watches is expanding into Germany and France this month, having launched the business just four months ago.
Frasers seeks louder voice on Mulberry board - report
Frasers Group majority shareholder Mike Ashley is reportedly targeting a place on the board of Mulberry. The UK-based retail group owns a 37% stake in the luxury leathergoods firm.
Clarks is bouncing back post-pandemic, is confident for future
Footwear giant Clarks has released its latest set of accounts and the headline story is one of recovery and progress globally for the firm that had seen quite a few tough years.
Sézane opens pop-up at the Brentwood Country Market in Santa Monica
French brand Sézane, founded by Morgane Sezalory, has opened a new pop-up in Santa Monica, one year after its pop-up hosted at the shopping center, Platform, in Culver City.
Lestrange is opening biophilic design store in Coal Drops Yard
Menswear brand Lestrange is opening a store in the popular Coal Drops Yard retail area of King’s Cross, London. The “impact-conscious” brand, which is “rooted in the principles of biophilic design”.
LK Bennett riding high as event dressing returns
Premium footwear-to-fashion brand LK Bennett has announced its results for the year to January with both sales and profits leaping.
Sainsbury's to embrace third-party fashion brands - report
Supermarkets giant Sainsbury's is making a major bid to up its already strong fashion game as it seeks more third-party brands to sell online and in-store.
Seasalt's accounts show major bounce-back post-pandemic
Seasalt Limited, the Cornish fashion and lifestyle brand, has filed its latest accounts and showed ongoing progress in the year to the end of January 2022.
Lorraine: a touch of Western style in Los Angeles
Originally from Kansas, Mason Burns is the designer of the Los Angeles-based Lorraine brand. The young designer hopes to demonstrate that artisanal fashion can reverse the trend of the mass market.
Elwood Clothing relaunches with first store in Los Angeles' Arts District
Originally inspired by skateboarding's world, Elwood was recently taken over by entrepreneurs Jackson Wirht and Justin Saul. Now inspired by the vintage world, the brand has just opened its first store in Los Angeles.
Ludovic de Saint Sernin leaves Ann Demeulemeester
Barely six months after Ludovic de Saint Sernin was appointed creative director of Ann Demeulemeester the house has announced the departure of the designer. No successor has been named.