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Lipsy settles counterfeit case

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 14:40
Lipsy has agreed to settle a counterfeit case with etailer WantThatDress.co.uk, receiving a five-figure sum as compensation, after the website sold fake copies of the brand’s designs.

Video: Timothy Everest talks British bespoke

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:35
Drapers chats to bespoke tailor Timothy Everest about the essence of British tailoring. Read the full Drapers Interview, in which Everest discusses his plans to grow his ready-to-wear collection Every Day Tailoring, in our July 18 issue.

Headhunter CTPartners to file for bankruptcy

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 09:42
New York-headquartered headhunter firm CTPartners will file for bankruptcy tomorrow (June 30) after it was rocked by allegations of sexual discrimination.

A Suit That Fits aims to raise £500,000 for tailoring network

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:52
Online tailoring business A Suit That Fits will this week launch a £500,000 crowd-funding campaign to allow it to create the “UK’s largest network of suit fitters.” 

Liberty to expand internationally before launching IPO

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:25
Liberty is to break into international markets by selling its own label products to department stores in the US and Italy before floating on the London stock exchange in 2018.

TM Lewin mulls management buyout with US investor

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:10
British shirtmaker TM Lewin is in talks with a US private equity firm to back a £100m management buyout of the business.

Betty Barclay to launch new brand

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:07
German fashion wholesaler and retailer Betty Barclay is launching a new brand called Betty & Co for spring 16.

Amazon to expand business loan programme

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:06
Amazon.com is to launch its small business loan programme, Amazon Lending, in the UK, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy and Spain tomorrow (June 30).

Pentland boss builds for future growth as profits soar

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:01
Chairman of Pentland Brands Andy Rubin has said the business will continue to invest in order to protect itself from uncertain external factors, as group operating profit jumped by 30% to £160m for the year to December 2014.

New Look appoints new owner's chief executive as chairman

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:58
New Look has finalised the sale of the business to private equity firm Brait and and appointed John Gnodde, chief executive of Brait, as non-executive chairman.

Fat Face to open in Woking

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:54
Fat Face is to open a 2,500 sq ft shop at The Peacocks shopping centre in Woking, Surrey, this autumn.   

Sainsbury’s expands finance chief’s role

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:35
Sainsbury’s has added business development and online to chief finance officer John Rogers’ responsibilities, as one of the company’s senior directors prepares to step down.

Tesco beats forecasts by slowing UK sales decline

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:28
Tesco has reported a 1.3% drop in UK sales for the 13 weeks to May 30, compared with a 3.4% slip a year ago, as chief executive Dave Lewis’s turnaround plan begins to bear fruit.

Retailers ask Osborne to cut rates and ignore living wage calls

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:22
Retailers have urged the chancellor to put an end to stifling business rates and eschew calls for the living wage in next month’s emergency budget.

Retailers wrestle with problem of multichannel returns

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:19
Industry experts have warned that the full impact of multichannel returns is only just starting to be felt, as retailers struggle to reconcile in-store and online returns.

Tough trading triggers early summer Sales

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:19
Fashion retailers have kicked off their summer Sales earlier than usual following a tough season in which milder temperatures hit demand for warm weather clothing.

Cheshire Bespoke faces insolvency after M&S cuts orders

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 06:48
Bespoke tailoring business Cheshire Bespoke and London menswear store Lutwyche will fall into insolvency next week after one of its largest customers Marks & Spencer “significantly reduced” its orders.

Image gallery: First look at Pep&Co’s debut store

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 17:22
The first Pep&Co store will open on Wednesday July 1 in the Newlands Shopping Centre in Kettering, the first of a planned 50 openings in 50 days.

More fashion partners sought by KidZania

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:26
KidZania, the educational kids’ entertainment centre which opened at Westfield London today (June 25), is looking for more fashion retail partners.

Danish brand Masai sold to private equity group

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:11
Danish womenswear brand Masai has been acquired by private equity group Silverfleet Capital for an undisclosed amount.