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Italian fashion brands urged to tackle racism

Black fashion designers in Italy have called upon Gucci, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana to commit to eradicating racism in the country’s fashion industry,...
JD Sports

Face masks “will deter young shoppers” says JD Sports chairman

One of the UK’s biggest retailers has said that making face masks compulsory in shops in England could deter shoppers from visiting stores. Peter Cowgill,...
Laura Ashley

Second administrator to scrutinise Laura Ashley collapse

The pensions rescue service has forced the appointment of a second administrator to scrutinise the finances of Laura Ashley prior to its collapse into...
John Lewis

Sharon White’s radicalism at John Lewis is sorely needed

Department stores have been in decline for years; the rise of online retailing is relentless; and the pandemic is accelerating shopping trends. Even so,...
Tati

Tati, much loved French retailer shuts up shop in Paris

Tati, the much-loved cut-price clothing chain that has been a French retail institution for more than 70 years, is to close its original –...
Virtual Fashion Week Fashion shows

“The fashion show is over”: what I have learned from 20...

Fashion people love to exaggerate, but I have been to a lot of fashion shows – about 3,000, by according to my back-of-envelope maths....
John Lewis

Screens and one-way systems: UK retailers prepare to reopen

Many non-essential shopping chains are preparing to let customers back into stores as the Covid-19 lockdown eases. Outdoor non-food markets and car showrooms were allowed...
Frasers Group Sports Direct

Sports Direct managers accuse firm of making them work on furlough

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct and House of Fraser chains have asked store managers to work at least once a week while under the government’s...
John Lewis Mother of Pearl

John Lewis and Mother of Pearl mark Earth Day with joint...

John Lewis and the fashion brand Mother of Pearl have chosen Earth Day for the launch of their sustainable fashion collaboration, specifically for its...
PPE

Government “ignores” UK textiles firms desperate to make PPE

The government has been too slow to enlist British textiles firms to make protective gear for the NHS, according to industry figures who say...
Fashion business

“This is an economic crisis”: why the pandemic could spell the...

The future of Britain’s fashion industry is in severe doubt due to the global pandemic, with 35% of young and upcoming designers looking as...
Fashion industry

Fashion industry reels as coronavirus shuts shops and cancels orders

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the $2.5tn (£2tn) global fashion industry into crisis with a “significant number” of firms expected to go bust in...
JD Sports

JD Sports stops paying rent to landlords

JD Sports has become the latest store chain to stop paying rent to its landlords as the high street lockdown has a devastating impact...
Debenhams

Debenhams asks for rent holiday as shoppers shun streets due to...

Debenhams has asked landlords for an immediate five-month rent holiday as the retail industry faces “unprecedented pressures” because of the coronavirus pandemic. The UK department...