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Mary Portas weighs in as John Lewis controversy continues
JLP Chairman Sharon White is mulling bringing in an outside investor, but the idea has sparked a big backlash and at the weekend, a high-profile industry insider accused the retailer of losing sight of what’s important.
Acne Studios opens in the Miami Design District
Spanning 200-square-meters across two floors, the store opens with the brand’s latest spring/summer 2023 collection.
Footwear e-tailer Spartoo reports stable revenue despite tough fiscal 2022
In the last fiscal year, the French footwear e-tailer generated a revenue of €149.1 million, equivalent to a 0.8% downturn, while business volume contracted by 1.9%.
Dr Martens appoints Harrison non-exec
Andrew Harrison looks to be the right man for the Dr Martens board vacancy for an Independent Non-Executive Director.
M&S spring style campaign puts bigger focus on men's and kidswear
M&S has unveiled its spring style marketing campaign and it’s interesting that the company said the campaign “has an upweighted focus on kids and menswear".
Sports Direct owner mulls buying France's Go Sport
One of the UK’s most acquisitive companies as far as distressed brands are concerned — Frasers Group — is mulling the purchase of France-based Go Sport out of insolvency.
Sports Direct opens "most advanced store to date"
It’s Frasers Group’s third and newest Sports Direct UK flagship and it’s set to be “the pinnacle” of the brand’s retail offer, as well as “the most advanced store to date”.
Hai to open pop-up in London's Shoreditch
London-based womenswear label Hai opens its first UK pop-up shop in the heart of Shoreditch. The London-based clothing and accessories brand Hai is to open a six-week pop-up store on Shoreditch’s Calvert Avenue.
H&M x Mugler: First look at May collab
H&M has shared more details of its Mugler collab that will be launching in May with the company, calling it a "landmark partnership" via a collection helmed by Mugler’s creative director Casey Cadwallader.
Joe Browns announces plans for 10 new stores
Joe Browns is to open 10 stores across the UK by the end of 2024 a big expansion from its current two stores. And it will dip its toe in the water of franchising with an additional location to open soon in Cumbria.
Flannels launches major Youth-Phoria project as Oxford St flagship becomes Flannels X
As one of the UK’s fastest-growing high-end chains, Flannels has become a key destination for young luxury consumers. And its latest development both adds to and underlines that with the launch of Youth-Phoria.
H&M to open experiential store at centre: mk
H&M has upsized and relocated in Milton Keynes to centre:mk, the town’s increasingly successful mall. And the new store will be special, according to the fashion retailer.
UK inflation rises as womenswear prices jump
UK inflation has risen again, a sign that we’re not out of the woods yet and consumer activity is still being hurt by surging prices with fashion prices rising faster than they've done in over a decade.
Fursac's Elina Kousourna is new CEO of Maje
SMCP has named a new CEO for one of its star brands, Maje, with Elina Kousourna set to take the helm as of April 17. It will see her move from heading the Fursac brand for the company after three years.
Hackett SS23 campaign goes on safari with Jenson Button
High-end menswear label Hackett has launched its SS23 campaign fronted by brand ambassador Jenson Button. The British label and the British F1 driver have been pictured in a safari setting.
Wolverine appoints new chairman, adds to board
Wolverine World Wide Inc. announced that its chairman and retired CEO, Blake Krueger, will be retiring from the board on May 4. Tom Long has been appointed to serve as the new chairman.