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Lauretta Roberts

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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.

Gymshark founder Ben Francis reclaims the role of CEO as it...

Gymshark founder Ben Francis has reclaimed the CEO role at the fitness brand he established in 2012 as it plans to expand the business in the key markets of Asia and the US.

British couture house Ralph & Russo rescued by US investor

British couture house Ralph & Russo has been rescued out of administration by US investor Retail Ecommerce Ventures.
Retail sales Primark

Primark sales hit £1.6bn in Q3 as stores perform ahead of...

Primark sales hit £1.6bn in the quarter ending 19 June 2021, up 207% on the corresponding period in the prior year when most of its stores had been locked down, due to coronavirus restrictions.
Gap

Gap confirms the closure of all remaining UK stores

Gap Inc has today confirmed that it will close all of its remaining stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, in a phased process running through the end of September 2021.
Vanilla

Vanilla to open its debut standalone store in Bluewater

New accessible fashion concept brand Vanilla has chosen Bluewater in Kent for its debut standalone store, following the success of its established online and concession presence.
maude

maude closes $5.8m in Series A funding as it carves out...

Modern intimacy brand maude has closed an oversubscribed $5.8m Series A funding round led by beauty and wellness investment fund True Beauty Ventures with notable participation by Fable Investments, Endeavor, and UK consumer fund True.
Paul Smith

Paul Smith to open flagship store on Alibaba’s Tmall

Paul Smith, the leading British independent design house, has today launched a digital flagship on Alibaba's Tmall Luxury Pavilion platform to cater for its growing Chinese customer base.
Henry Holland

Henry Holland to launch homewares collection with Freemans

Designer Henry Holland is to launch a homewares collection with Freemans for AW21 as the digital department store continues to elevate its offer.
Clarks at M&S Cheshire Oaks

Marks & Spencer launches new brand partnerships for kids, including Clarks

Marks & Spencer is continuing to develop its third-party brand offer with the announcement of a raft of new partnerships for kids, including Clarks shoes, Little Joule and Somebody's Child.
Sports Direct

Sports Direct opens new retail destination in Leicester

Sports Direct is continuing with its ongoing elevation strategy with the opening of a new 35,000 sq ft retail destination in Fosse Park, Leicester.

Secret Sales raises €10m in Series A funding round

Secret Sales has raised €10m from a group of heavyweight retail investors to fund its ambition to become the world's largest non-full price marketplace for fashion and beauty.

JD Sports continues acquisition spree with conditional deal to acquire Spain’s...

JD Sports is continuing with its recent acquisition spree announcing that its intermediate holding company, Iberian Sports Retail Group, has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire 80% of the issued shares in Deporvillage in a deal worth €140.4m.
Marco Gobbetti

Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti quits £2.3m-a-year job to return to Italy

Marco Gobbetti has quit as CEO of British luxury fashion house Burberry after nearly five years in the job to return to Italy and join Salvatore Ferragamo.
Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren incorporates sustainability and innovation into the new Wimbledon collection

Ralph Lauren is marking its 16th year as "Official Outfitter" of the Wimbledon tennis championship, which gets underway in South West London on 28 June, with a new collection imbued with bold colours and graphic elements, along with innovative and sustainable materials.

Sole Fashion trade show postponed due to continued Covid uncertainty

The Sole Fashion trade show, which had been due to take place in August, has been postponed due to continued uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK.
Burberry

Burberry partners with Tour de France team Qhubeka NextHash

Burberry has become the first luxury fashion brand to partner with a Tour de France team; the British house is supporting Team Qhubeka NextHash, a purpose-led, high-performance UCI WorldTour cycling team.

Consumer confidence stable amid threat of inflation

The upward trajectory of consumer confidence remained steady in June amid warnings the threat of inflation could quickly weaken stability.
Canada goose

Canada Goose to end the use of fur in “momentous step”...

In a "momentous step" for the anti-fur movement, Canadian outerwear giant Canada Goose has said it will end the manufacture of products containing fur by the end of 2022.
Goat Group

GOAT Group valued at $3.7bn after raising $195m in Series F...

GOAT Group, the global platform for the "greatest products from the past, present and future", has raised $195m in a Series F funding round leading to a doubling in its value to $3.7bn.

Victoria Beckham cuts prices of fashion line by 40%

Victoria Beckham is to cut the average prices for her fashion collection by 40% and move to simpler silhouettes to broaden the appeal of her designs and future proof the business.