Lauretta Roberts

Lauretta Roberts is the CEO, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The.Industry.fashion She is also the former director of brand & propositions of trend forecaster WGSN and a former editor of Drapers magazine.

Mytheresa Q2 sales up 32.9% year-on-year

Mytheresa, the newly listed online luxury group, has posted Q2 sales up 32.9% year-on-year as it capitalised on the shift to digital brought about by the global pandemic.
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John Lewis to fund sustainable cashmere programme in Inner Mongolia

John Lewis is funding a three-year programme run by the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA), to support the expansion of the its new Cashmere Standard from Mongolia to the Inner Mongolia region of China. 
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Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki is back with a new label HULA

Barbara Hulanicki, founder of the legendary Biba label, is back with a new brand HULA which she has launched in collaboration with fashion technology platform BrandLab 360.

Primark to take £1.1bn lockdown hit but expects big spending when...

Primark parent Associated British Foods (ABF) believes the value fashion giant will have lost out on sales of £1.1bn as a result of the increased Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns of the past six months.

UK’s leading etailers promise to create 10,000 jobs as they team...

ASOS, Boohoo, Gymshark and THG are among the founder members of a new business association designed to champion the UK e-commerce sector and support the efforts of physical retailers in their transition to a digital-first model.
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Non-essential retail to re-open in Scotland by end of April

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out the country's exit from lockdown today, which would see non-essential retail opened by 26 April. 
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H&M to unveil first new-look store in UK at Festival Place

H&M is to give its store at Basingstoke's Festival Place a make-over revealing a brand new look and feel in a UK first. 

Mango evolves e-commerce platform to sell third-party brands starting with Intimissimi

Spanish fashion giant Mango has evolved its e-commerce platform to enable the sale of third-party brands starting with Italian lingerie label Intimissimi.
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Non-essential retail and beauty services set to re-open on 12 April

Non-essential retail and close-contact beauty services are set to re-open in England on 12 April under Prime Minister Boris Johnson's roadmap to exit lockdown, but industry bodies say more long-term support is needed to aid the recovery of the sector.
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John Lewis considering further store closures

John Lewis is considering further stores closure as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced more of its sales online, it has been reported.
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ASOS begins targeting Topman and Topshop customers with multi-million pound campaign

ASOS is launching a multi-million-pound campaign targeted at Topshop and Topman customers letting them know they can now shop an expanded range of the brands' products at ASOS.com.
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Asda considers spinning off George clothing line

Asda's new owners are considering a spin-off of the supermarket's George fashion business, it has been reported.

London Fashion Week designers get spotlight in South Korea with BoonTheShop

London Fashion Week designers are being showcased in South Korea through a collaboration with multi brand retailer BoonTheShop.
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Northern Ireland extends lockdown until 1 April

Northern Ireland has extended its lockdown until 1 April but some relaxations to restrictions will be made on 8 March.
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Female UK garment factory workers at higher risk of dying from...

UK garment factory workers have among the highest rate of deaths from COVID-19 among women in the UK, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals.

Consumers to be encouraged to buy British with “Made in UK”...

Consumers are being encouraged to buy British-made products with the first Made in UK Day to be held on 9 March.
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Topshop and Topman creditors owed £176m

Creditors of Topshop and Topman, the flagship brands in the former Arcadia fashion empire, have been hit to the tune of £176m, according to the most recent analysis; this is more than twice as much as previously thought.

Farfetch teams up with The Restory for luxury repairs service

Farfetch has partnered with The Restory to offer customers a repairs service, known as Farfetch Fix, enabling them to extend the life of their luxury items.
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Nigerian menswear brand David Wej to open Central London store

Lagos-based menswear brand David Wej is set to open a central London store as it aims to put Nigerian fashion "on the map".
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Adidas confirms plans to sell Reebok

Adidas has confirmed plans to offload British-founded sports brand Reebok to focus on its own products as part of a new five-year strategy.