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Footwear brands frustrated by clashing spring dates

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:52
The clashing dates of three global trade shows next February caused concern among footwear brands exhibiting at Milanese tradeshow Micam this week.

Value retailer M&Co moves back into the black

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:46
Value chain M&Co moved back into the black in the year to February 2014, despite reporting a drop in sales.

Former Louis Vuitton chief dies, aged 66

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:38
Former Louis Vuitton chief executive Yves Carcelle died in Paris on Sunday August 31, aged 66, following a long struggle with illness.

The Hub confirms fourth edition after new venue is well received

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:37
The fourth edition of Hong Kong trade show The Hub will take place on March 12-13 2015, Drapers can reveal.

Next hires USC brand director Emma Alexander

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:31
Next has appointed former USC director Emma Alexander to the newly-created role of head of brands, as the high street chain looks to ramp up its third-party offer.

Rain deters high street shoppers

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:44
The torrential rain over the bank holiday weekend and the poor weather that followed hit footfall across the high street last week, according to data company Springboard.

Arnotts launches first customer loyalty card

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:35
Dublin department store Arnotts has launched its first store loyalty card, the Wonder Card, today.

Sales rise in 90th year at Charles Clinkard

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:31
Family-run footwear chain Charles Clinkard has recorded a 9.1% rise in like-for-like sales to £15.6m for the six months to July 31.

McArthurGlen plots major expansion over next three years

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:01
McArthurGlen has laid down plans to open 2.7 million sq ft of retail space over the next three years, at a cost of almost €1.5bn (£1.2bn).

Micam Milan: Brands upbeat on day one

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:52
Confidence was high on the first day of the spring 15 edition of Micam Milan on Sunday (August 31), with footwear brands reporting increased orders following strong sales throughout the summer.

Sainsbury's launches Tu ecommerce pilot

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:45
Sainsbury’s began trialling online sales of its Tu clothing brand this weekend, with about 200 customers based in the Midlands invited to take part.

Fat Lad at the Back expands range and eyes Evans Cycles store debut

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:43
Plus-size cycling brand Fat Lad at the Back will expand into running and triathlon gear for spring 15 as it looks to make its bricks-and-mortar debut in Evans Cycles stores.

Matalan launches second Abbey Clancy range

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:24
Matalan has announced a second collaboration with model Abbey Clancy.

Sugarhill Boutique plots store openings

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:19
Sugarhill Boutique is preparing to open its first full-price stores as part of a plan to boost sales to £10m in the next three years.

Cotton prices fall but retailers reap no benefit

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:04
British fashion industry players have expressed frustration at the lack of a trickle-down effect from the falling price of cotton around the world.

Asos chief information officer Pete Marsden departs

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:24
Asos chief information officer Pete Marsden has left the etailer after almost two years with the company.

Little White Lies announces Lipsy debut

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:05
Little White Lies will add Lipsy to its stockists from September 1.

Stradivarius opens first UK store

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:41
US womenswear brand Stradivarius opened its first UK store this week in Westfield Stratford.

Consumer confidence rises in August

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:10
Consumers confidence grew by three points to 1 in August, with all five measures used to calculate the monthly GfK’s UK consumer confidence index seeing an increase this month.

Tesco issues profit warning, brings Lewis in a month early

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:40
Tesco has issued a profit warning and announced chief executive Dave Lewis will start on Monday, a month earlier than scheduled.