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Laura Ashley

Failed brands try to fashion a new life online

Other than being fashion failures, what do Laura Ashley, Karen Millen, Coast, Oasis and Warehouse have in common? Despite collapsing and closing all their stores, the...
High street window shopping

If window shopping is dead, then so is the high street

Remember window shopping? When you used to drive the family to a mega mall for a fun morning out, or take a leisurely stroll...
Ted Baker

Cash call is no guarantee of Ted Baker resurgence

Amazing what you can find at the back of the store if you rummage around for long enough. At Ted Baker, they’ve sifted through...
Umar Kamani PrettyLittleThing

Boohoo’s £323m PrettyLittleThing deal is scandalous, says short-seller

Boohoo has been attacked for a "scandalous" deal to buy out fellow owners of fashion brand PrettyLittleThing for up to £323m, just days after coming under fire...
John Lewis

“We can’t get everything right”: How John Lewis plans to reopen...

“Test and learn” is the mantra adopted by the John Lewis Partnership's top brass as they map out plans to safely reopen their department...
Fashion boutiques

How small fashion boutiques will thrive – not just survive –...

For over a decade the UK’s small fashion businesses have been thwarted by the high street giants, as glossy ‘mall’ culture and a fast...
Fat Face

FatFace vows to stay open online after closing stores

Family fashion retailer FatFace has vowed to keep selling clothing online after closing all of its stores amid the Covid-19 disruption as it looks...
Jo Jo Maman Bebe

Retailers, including JoJo Maman Bebe and Arcadia, demand rent relief from...

Retailers are at loggerheads with landlords over rent cuts and holidays, as looming bills threaten efforts to keep stores open and workers in jobs. Quarterly...
Empty Oxford Street 2020

Insurers refuse to pay out on virus shutdown claims

Most pubs and restaurants would have been unable to claim on their insurance even if ministers had demanded a total shutdown to combat the coronavirus...
Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley appeals to lenders for more cash to stay afloat

Laura Ashley faces collapse unless it can secure £15m of emergency cash by the end of this month and has lined up PwC to act as...
Debenhams

D-day for Debenhams after settling trademark dispute with sock maker

Debenhams has been forced to drop the lone letter "D" from its branding after a copyright row with a small business. The retailer was embroiled...
John Lewis

John Lewis and Waitrose staff to receive token bonus

John Lewis and Waitrose staff will get a token bonus on Thursday as Dame Sharon White unveils her maiden financial results as chairman of the...