Lauretta Roberts

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Lauretta Roberts is managing director and Editor-in-Chief of The Industry, having acquired the business along with business partner Antony Hawman in July 2015. She is also the former director of brand & propositions of trend forecaster WGSN and a former editor of Drapers magazine.
New Look

New Look appoints former House of Fraser chief Nigel Oddy

Nigel Oddy, a former CEO of House of Fraser, is joining New Look as chief operating officer, effective 1 April. Oddy is the

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Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green lines up administrators

Pretty Green, the menswear brand founded by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, is lining up administrators. The ten-year-old business, has filed a notice of

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TheIndustry.fashion to launch exclusive study into how Britain will shop for...

Some 54% of Britons shop for fashion at least once a month or more – a figure which rises to 77% for Gen Z

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Exclusive study: How Britain will Shop for Fashion in 2019 and Beyond

Executive Summary, Part 1 To paraphrase one of British fashion’s most influential leaders (and its most accurate economic forecaster), Lord Simon Wolfson of

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Arcadia appoints property adviser ahead of possible CVA as Ashley rules...

Sir Philip Green’s property group Arcadia has appointed a property adviser ahead of a potential CVA as Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley squashed

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Instagram launches Checkout to allow users to by directly from the...

Instagram has unveiled the new Checkout feature today which allows customers to buy items without leaving the app. When a customer taps to

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Mulberry finance chief stands down

Mulberry group finance director Neil Ritchie has stood down from the British luxury house after three years’ service. Ritchie will remain in post

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ASOS quarterly sales up 13% but growth held back by tough...

Online fashion giant ASOS posted a 13% increase in sales in the three months to 28 February and said it was holding its

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Mike Ashley makes move for LK Bennett

British retail’s most prolific deal Mike Ashley has reportedly made an indicative offer for stricken premium fashion and footwear chain LK Bennett. According

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Jack Wills hires finance chief from Jigsaw

Jack Will has hired Claire Wain as its new director of finance; Wain had previously been with premium fashion chain Jigsaw. The moves

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Pretty Little Thing submits plans for new HQ in Manchester

Pretty Little Thing, the fast-growing online fashion brand which forms part of the Boohoo group, has submitted plans to convert a vacant building

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Inspiration: Balenciaga’s new Sloane Street “warehouse”

Demna Gvasalia has redefined luxury fashion with his elevated take on streetwear and his unique sense of colour and proportion. The creative director’s

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