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Boohoo

Fast-fashion entrepreneurs set out their stalls as high streets crumble

When Napoleon apparently described Britain as “a nation of shopkeepers” he would have had a very specific image in mind. However, while he probably...
Adidas

Adidas is given the boot in EU trademark row

Adidas has been barred from trademarking its three-stripe design in the European Union after Europe’s second highest court ruled that it was not sufficiently...

The great unwashed: are clothes that don’t need to be cleaned...

The greatest invention of the 20th century was the washing machine, argued Hans Rosling in his widely viewed TED talk. Laundry used to be a...
Seraphine

Seraphine: Mother of fashion labels gives a lesson in looking abroad

“Brexit Britain can be truly global.” It may sound like a rallying cry from a Nigel Farage backer, but these are in fact the...
James Bond

James Bond onesie becomes licence to print money

Were it not for James Bond it is questionable whether any man would want to be seen in a powder blue towelling onesie with...

Topshop: end of the great American adventure

It kicked off with a private dinner at Balthazar, an upmarket Manhattan steakhouse in trendy Soho. Jay Z, the rapper, Debbie Harry, the singer,...

Retail crisis set to wipe billions off value of landlords’ portfolios

Four of Britain’s largest listed property companies could have £6 billion in total wiped off the values of their portfolios over only three years...
Topshop Arcadia

Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia secures help from HSBC to keep suppliers...

Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia has secured help from HSBC in an attempt to reassure suppliers as the retailer looks to get a rescue deal...
The Sims Moschino

Luxury brands play at dressing up video game characters The Sims

High fashion is mixing it with the world of video games as luxury brands strive to find younger customers. The Italian fashion house Moschino has...
Monsoon Accessorize

Anger over dividends taken from Monsoon and Accessorize as stores face...

The owner of Monsoon and Accessorize is facing a backlash over plans to potentially close dozens of shops through a contentious insolvency process after...
Burberry

Burberry’s new look promises a fashionable future

Burberry would like its name to be synonymous with high-end luxury retailing. Unfortunately, it is as likely to be associated with worries about the...
Superdry

Founders, failures and the lure of the corporate comeback

Four years after being fired by Iceland Foods, Sir Malcolm Walker walked back into the business in February 2005 with trepidation and recalls the...