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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.

Holli Rogers steps down as Browns CEO to focus on Farfetch...

Holli Rogers is to step down as CEO of Farfetch-owned luxury boutique Browns to focus on her role as chief brand officer at Farfetch.
Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

eShopWorld appoints former M&S director Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne to head up Americas

eShopWorld (ESW), the cross-border e-commerce company, has appointed former Marks & Spencer executive director of customer and marketing Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne as president and CEO of its Americas division.
Brooklyn Beckham Pepe Jeans

Pepe Jeans London announces two-year creative collaboration with Brooklyn Beckham

All We Wear Group (AWWG), formerly Pepe Jeans, has announced a two-year creative collaboration between Pepe Jeans London brand and British photographer and model Brooklyn Beckham.
Debenhams

University of Gloucestershire expands into former Debenhams store

The University of Gloucestershire has acquired a former Debenhams store and will convert it into lecture halls and training facilities for healthcare workers.

Stella McCartney unveils the world’s first garments made from Mylo mushroom...

Stella McCartney has become the first luxury house in the world to create garments from Mylo™️ by Bolt Threads – a vegan, sustainable, animal-free leather alternative made from mycelium, the renewable underground root system of fungi.

British couture and RTW house Ralph & Russo falls into administration

British couture and ready-to-wear house Ralph & Russo has been placed into administration having been rocked by the global coronavirus crisis.
New Look Store

New Look and landlords head to the High Court over CVA

Four landlords, including British Land and Land Securities (Landsec), will be making their case against the CVA of high street chain New Look in the High Court today.
Paolo Porta Hunter

Hunter appoints Paolo Porta as permanent CEO

British boot brand Hunter has appointed Paolo Porta as permanent CEO; he has been holding the position on an interim basis since June of last year.
Topshop Oxford Circus Arcadia

17,500 chain stores lost in 2020 as high street hit hard...

The UK's high streets lost 17,500 chain store outlets during 2020, representing the worst decline on record as the sector took a heavy hit from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Clarks

LionRock Capital completes purchase of majority stake in Clarks and names...

LionRock Capital has completed its £100 million purchase of a majority stake in British heritage footwear brand Clarks and has appointed a new executive chairman and CEO.

Freemans unveils debut Julien Macdonald collection

Freemans has unveiled the first fashion and homeware collection by celebrated British fashion designer Julien Macdonald created exclusively for the online department store.
JD Sports Footasylum

JD Sports continues acquisition spree with purchase of MIG in Poland

JD Sports has continued its recent acquisition spree with the purchase of a 60% stake Poland-based Marketing Investment Group (MIG).
Sounder

Founder of Folk launches new golf brand Sounder

The founder of fashion brand Folk, Cathal McAteer, has teamed up with Urban Golf founder James Day to launch Sounder, a range of golf clothing, accessories and essentials.
Farfetch

Farfetch teams up with international designers for Ramadan collection

Farfetch has teamed up with a raft of leading international and Middle Eastern designers on a campaign highlighting exclusive capsule collections for Ramadan.
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer to redevelop Marble Arch store

Marks & Spencer has unveiled a proposal for a major redevelopment of its Oxford Street store that could see the upper levels of the store converted into offices.
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer turbo-charges its online business with 46 new flagship...

Marks & Spencer has turbo-charged its online business with the launch of 46 new flagship sites expanding its online reach to over 100 countries.
Mahmud Kamani Boohoo

Boohoo should link bosses’ bonuses with workers rights and sustainability improvements,...

Boohoo should link a bonus scheme in place for senior executives to achievement of its pledges on workers' rights and environmental sustainability, MPs have said in a letter to its executive chairman Mahmud Kamani.
Retail Christmas

Frozen in time: the London retailers stuck with Christmas displays on...

Retailers throughout London's West End appear frozen in time with Christmas displays still in place just weeks before Easter, as a result of the abrupt lockdown in the capital in December.
Amazon Go

Amazon brings “just walk out” shopping to the UK

Amazon will today open its first UK "contactless" grocery store store, which enables shoppers to walk out of the store without using a checkout.

Budget 2021: Retail, property and fashion industry figures respond

Chancellor Rishi Sunak laid out his hotly anticipated Budget today outlining how he plans to get the economy back on its feet following the trauma of the Covid-19 crisis.