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Asos

Short-sellers turn up pressure on ASOS shares

ASOS, the trailblazer of British online fashion, fell this morning after it came under further pressure from short-sellers. Along with other hedge funds, Gladstone Capital Management...
Sports Direct

Michael Murray, head of elevation at Sports Direct, tells how brands...

“I’m not just the guy who presses the button in the lift,” Michael Murray says about his unusual role as “head of elevation” at...
Farfetch

Farfetch plunges 40% over deal to buy Off-White fashion brand’s owner

The streetwear clothing brand Off-White counts the celebrities Beyoncé and Kylie Jenner as fans, but Farfetch investors were less enthused after the online luxury...
Nobody's Child

The £35 guilt‑free dress by Nobody’s Child, the ethical fast fashion...

You’ve swapped your plastic straws for paper ones, your water bottle for a flask and you get a zealous glint in your eye when...
Influencer

Influencer fraud costs sponsors £1bn a year

Influencer fraud, in which celebrities acquire fake followers on platforms such as Instagram to inflate their fanbase, is costing brands more than £1 billion...
High street, independents, retail

High street decline is worst for eight years

Retailers are suffering the longest period of declining sales for almost eight years. A survey by the CBI employers’ group found that retail sales fell...
ASOS

Rumours of job cuts leave Asos looking threadbare

Asos, the trailblazer of British online fast-fashion that was once a stock market darling, moved into the slow lane yesterday amid rumours...
BRC Shopping

High street has crisis of confidence

Waning discretionary spending and consumer confidence continued to knock the British retail sector last month. The latest BDO high street sales tracker recorded a 0.8...
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...