×

Miscellaneous

The latest news

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
Fashion
Blow to retail as business rates reform is delayed

Blow to retail as business rates reform is delayed

Hard-pressed fashion retailers awaiting government plans for a major shake-up in  business rates will have to wait. A call from 40 trade associations for the overhaul to be included in upcoming Budget have been dashed.
Fashion
Miss Dior exhibition opens in Monsieur’s Provençal chateau

Miss Dior exhibition opens in Monsieur’s Provençal chateau

Parfums Christian Dior has opened the Miss Dior Exhibition 12 Women Artists featuring interpretations of the fragrance in Monsieur Dior’s Chateau de la Colle Noire, opening it for the first time to the general public.
Fashion
Landsec rent collections continue to improve but retail lags offices

Landsec rent collections continue to improve but retail lags offices

​Positive news from retail landlord Landsec continues on the rent collection front. The commercial property giant said Friday that, as of 12 October, 85% of the £89 million net rent due on 29 September had been paid.
Fashion
UK e-tail warehouse space in short supply, prices rise

UK e-tail warehouse space in short supply, prices rise

​Problems with the UK supply chain continue to mount. This time it’s a shortage of warehousing space as the boom in online shopping forces retailers to open bigger distribution centres.
Fashion
Megan Fox to launch first fashion line as Boohoo unveils "biggest collab yet"

Megan Fox to launch first fashion line as Boohoo unveils "biggest collab yet"

​Celebrity collabs are increasingly important for online fast fashion retailers and one of the biggest pureplay e-tailers has linked with one of the biggest celebrity names, with Booho launching a Megan Fox collection.
Fashion
Amazon expands 'Try Before You Buy' service to France, Italy and Spain

Amazon expands 'Try Before You Buy' service to France, Italy and Spain

American online sales giant Amazon launched its 'Try Before You Buy' service in its French, Italian and Spanish markets on October 14.
Fashion
Hollister names Fortnite world champion as first chief gaming scout

Hollister names Fortnite world champion as first chief gaming scout

The fashion retailer has named 18-year-old streamer and esports champion Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf as its first chief gaming scout, a role in which he will help select talent for the brand’s new gamer training program.
Fashion
Amazon copied products and rigged search results to promote its own brands, documents show

Amazon copied products and rigged search results to promote its own brands, documents show

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren called for breaking up Amazon and Indian retailers demanded a government probe of the company after an investigation showed the Amazon had copied products and rigged search results in India.
Fashion
Bargain-focused Britons unsure if the high street is worth saving

Bargain-focused Britons unsure if the high street is worth saving

​Here’s some news the UK high street might not want to hear. Some 21% of Britons think physical retail isn’t worth saving, preferring to do most or all of their shopping online, a new study from Savoo claims.
Fashion
UK e-shoppers browsing but not buying, yet fashion is buoyant - report

UK e-shoppers browsing but not buying, yet fashion is buoyant - report

​UK shoppers are browsing online but not buying, the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index showed on Thursday. But at least they still seem to be focused on fashion with the category staying strong
Fashion
Very Group offers roles for tech career returners

Very Group offers roles for tech career returners

Online retailer Very Group said on Thursday that it’s “offering a path back into technology roles for people who have taken a career break”.
Fashion
Gen X drive biggest shift in sustainable shopping - report

Gen X drive biggest shift in sustainable shopping - report

As over a third of Britons change their buying behaviour, it’s not Gen Z who are driving the biggest shift in shopping sustainably, but older shopping groups.
Fashion
Fast Retailing bounces back as Uniqlo and Theory improve

Fast Retailing bounces back as Uniqlo and Theory improve

Japanese giant Fast Retailing has reported operating profit above analysts’ expectations and expects the figure to climb further in the year ahead.
Fashion
Vuori raises $400 million ahead of international expansion

Vuori raises $400 million ahead of international expansion

The Southern Californian activewear brand announced on Wednesday that it has received a $400 million investment from SoftBank, bringing the company’s total valuation up to $4 billion as it prepares for global expansion.
Fashion
Aritzia sales receive boost from “unprecedented growth” in US

Aritzia sales receive boost from “unprecedented growth” in US

The Vancouver-based fashion retailer announced a year-over-year increase of 74.9% in its second-quarter revenues on Wednesday, as strong progress in the United States accelerated the company’s sales growth.
Fashion