Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters to rent out clothing

The sharing economy is now making its way into the fashion industry as Urban Outfitters looks to rent clothes to younger fashionistas. The retailer is...

Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

More women are seeking liposuction, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, according to a leading cosmetic surgeon. Rajiv Grover,...
Ted Baker

From sleeping on the streets to designing for Ted Baker

Jamal Reilly spent years sleeping rough on the streets of London. Now, the 20-year-old has been recruited as a designer for Ted Baker after his...

Leicester: A city fighting fast-fashion sweatshops

It's lunchtime in the heart of Leicester's textile industry, Spinney Hills. Two women are smoking outside a derelict-looking factory building. One says she is Bulgarian,...
Aaron Montgomery Ward

The retail revolution: How mail order changed middle-class life

"Beware! Don't patronize Montgomery Ward & Co. They are deadbeats!" That was the warning issued by the Chicago Tribune on 8 November, 1873. What had Aaron...

ASOS threatens to block serial returners

Online fashion giant Asos has changed its returns policy. It is lengthening the time allowed for returns of unwanted items, but is threatening to investigate...