Tom Bottomley

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Stephanie Micci

Roxy appoints Global Creative and Design Director

Surf and snow wear women’s lifestyle brand Roxy has appointed Stephanie Micci in a newly created role as Global Creative and Design Director, ahead of

Frasers Group partners with Red Ant for Flannels in-store and remote...

Frasers Group has partnered with superior customer experience provider Red Ant to introduce in-store and remote services across its Flannels brand, with a view to expand in to other areas in the future.
Retail Consumer spending

Warm weather and roadmap to reopening news sees footfall rise 11%

Footfall across all UK retail destinations rose 11% last week, 21-27 February 2021, compared to the week before.

Liberty officially launches virtual shopping experience with Hero

Iconic London department store Liberty has today officially launched its new virtual shopping service in partnership with leading virtual shopping platform Hero.
Mountain Warehouse

Clipper logistics secures new Mountain Warehouse contract and extends River Island...

Leading logistics provider Clipper has agreed a new “open book” 10-year contract with the UK’s leading outdoor apparel and equipment retailer Mountain Warehouse, and a five-year extension of its deal with high street fashion giant River Island.

LVMH-backed private equity firm L Catterton to acquire Birkenstock

German footwear and lifestyle brand Birkenstock has reached an agreement to sell a majority stake in Birkenstock Group to LVMH-backed consumer-focused private equity firm, L Catterton, and its affiliates including Financière Agache, the family investment company of Bernard Arnault.
Marks & Spencer

M&S creates 360 work placements in government backed scheme

Marks & Spencer is supporting the government’s Kickstart programme by creating 360 work placements to provide skills and training in retail for 16-24 year-olds, in

The Future of Formalwear: now that “fleece fatigue” has set in,...

Formalwear has taken a particular battering during the pandemic, with venues closed, events off and occasions massively restricted, but is there a brighter post-Covid-19 future ahead for smart dressing and formalwear sales?
Oxford Street

UK footfall set to rise 47.9% when non-essential retail reopens in...

Footfall across the UK is set to jump +47.9% when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality reopens in England from 12 April, according to retail experts Springboard.
Stone Island

Moncler acquires remaining 30% stake of Stone Island

Moncler has entered in to an agreement with Venezio Investments Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings Ltd., to acquire the remaining 30% stake of Stone Island’s parent group, Sportswear Company S.p.A. (SPW) for €345 million.
Red Wing

Red Wing launches new “Out of Fashion” global campaign

US footwear brand Red Wing has just launched a new global campaign titled “Out of Fashion”, set to run across all the brand’s social channels

Brand Machine Group appoints Ian Bristow as CTO and COO

Brand Machine Group (BMG) has appointed Ian Bristow in a newly created role of joint Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the
Humane Society

British stars call on Boris to ban UK fur sales

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received an open letter signed by 50 of Britain’s biggest stars in support of the #FurFreeBritain campaign asking him to implement a UK ban on the sale of real fur.

Vanish and BFC reveal “Rewear Edit” highlighting 350,000 tonnes of discarded...

Garment care brand Vanish has partnered with the British Fashion Council (BFC) during London Fashion Week (LFW) to put together a fashion shoot called “Rewear Edit” only using discarded clothing – raising awareness of 350,000 tonnes of clothing that go to landfill in the UK each year.

UK footfall sees rise for fifth consecutive week despite Lockdown 3

Footfall across all UK retail destinations rose by +6.8% last week, 14-20 February, from the week before, in what was the fifth consecutive week of uplift despite the national lockdown.

Battersea Power Station confirms new Estate Management team to lead next...

Battersea Power Station has announced the appointment of James Carragher, formerly Operations Director at Landsec, as its Estates Director, as well as four other key hires to make up its all-new Estate Management team for the next phase of the development.
MY Wardrobe HQ and Belstaff

LFW panel talk: My Wardrobe HQ and Belstaff men’s luxury rental...

Chair of My Wardrobe HQ, Jane Shepherdson, hosted a panel talk this morning on the launch of its first ever foray in to men’s luxury rental – with iconic British brand Belstaff – as part of day one of the London Fashion Week
James Norton in Belstaff

My Wardrobe HQ launches menswear rental service with Belstaff

As part of the start of London Fashion Week this morning, Belstaff launched its first ever luxury menswear rental offering with My Wardrobe HQ, featuring a range of Belstaff’s “Icons” including the "Trialmaster" and "Racemaster" jackets.
Stella McCartney Kids

Stella McCartney signs global kidswear licensing deal with Simonetta

Stella McCartney has today announced a new long-term worldwide licensing partnership with Simonetta, a leading Italian childrenswear company, starting from SS22.
Supriya Lele

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2021 shortlist announced

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has today announced the shortlist of designers for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2021. The designers are Alighieri, ASAI, Bethany