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StockX trainers

Sole traders: why there’s a whiff of money in old trainers

Sniffing strangers’ trainers for a living sounds like a bad job, but standing at his work station Matt Miller is inhaling a Nike Air...
Sharon White John Lewis

Will new John Lewis boss ditch Never Knowingly Undersold?

At communications regulator Ofcom Sharon White had the tenacity to take on the might of BT and the Murdoch dynasty, but will the first...
Sir Philip Green Arcadia

Sir Philip Green locks horns with landlords and comes off worst

What happened to Sir Philip Green’s supposed talent for bullying? The great vote on the restructuring of his Arcadia empire was postponed on Wednesday...
Arcadia Sir Philip Green

Arcadia faces angry creditors in battle to stave off bankruptcy

Sir Philip Green’s retail empire Arcadia faces a crunch meeting with creditors this week as it tries to avert a collapse into administration which...
Modest fashion

Catwalk cover-up: how the West is falling for modest fashion

Flicking through the rails at high street store Monki, teenager Hanaa Maqbool swiftly picks out two looks she is considering wearing for Eid; one...
JD Sports Clearpay

JD Sports’ chairman awarded £6m cash bonus over four years

The JD Sports Fashion executive chairman has been awarded a £6m cash bonus not linked to any future performance targets. Peter Cowgill’s special bonus, to...
Primark

Cheap and cheerful: why there’s more to Primark’s success than you...

On a sunny morning in Birmingham city centre, Charlene Powell is standing guard over four carrier bags. They are not all hers, she says hastily....
Nike Woke

Woke-washing: how brands are cashing in on the culture wars

Imagine getting angry over a sandwich. When Marks & Spencer launched its LGBT sandwich – basically, your classic BLT with some gay guacamole thrown...
Boohoo

Boohoo refuses to let union talk to workers about representation

The booming online fashion retailer Boohoo is refusing to allow trade union officials to discuss recognition for employees months after its founder told MPs...
Kering Gucci The Fashion Pact

Gucci owner pledges to stop using underage models

Gucci, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen are among the fashion houses that will no longer employ models under the age of 18 for adult catwalk...
Baftas

Why Daisy May Cooper in a bin bag was the best-dressed...

Of course, women are quite fashionable at the moment,” Steve Coogan quipped at the Baftas. It is true: there was a huge array of...
House of Fraser

House of Fraser: up to seven stores to become luxury mini-chain

Mike Ashley is preparing to invest millions of pounds in turning up to seven of House of Fraser’s 50-plus stores into a new luxury...