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In Detail: balance of retail power shifts as Boohoo buys Debenhams...

In 2006 Sir Philip Green, then owner of fashion retail giant Arcadia, was awarded a knighthood for his services to retail. He was not only the "king" of the high street but he was, as he liked to be known, "the emperor" with his palace based at 214 Oxford Street – better known as "Big Topshop" and the most exciting fashion retail location in the country.
Ian Fulcher

The Interview: Ian Fulcher, Costume Designer and ex-fashion designer

Ian Fulcher brings to every production an extensive history working in the costume industry - from co-designing his own fashion label in the early 2000's, to working at the historic London costumiers Angels.
Retail sales high street

In Detail: ONS retail sales figures 2020 show fastest level fall...

UK retail sales volumes increased in December as stores were allowed to reopen briefly, following the end of the second national lockdown in England, new figures show.

Deleted accounts and trips to Dubai. How should brands handle social...

At the start of the new year the lights went dark on Bottega Veneta’s social media. Vamoose, it was gone. No explanation and no logical reasoning.
Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery

The Interview: Carrie Dennahy, founder of Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery  

In 2015 Carrie Dennahy took the bold decision to cast off her successful corporate buying role and set up her own e-commerce brand. Six years on and the leap has proved to be well-worth the risk, with the Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery business booming thanks to a growing list of customers, including high-profile celebrity clients, who are drawn to its uniquely designed pieces and ethos. Launched to fill a perceived gap in the market for beautiful, ethically-crafted jewellery, at an affordable price point, the brand is powered by Carrie, who together with her small and agile team, are adept at responding to changing customer demands and today’s challenging
Sarah Coonan

PODCAST: Liberty Buying Director, Sarah Coonan

Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion and beauty's most influential business leaders. 
Pitti Uomo JAN 2020

Pitti cancels February physical show

Pitti Uomo has cancelled its physical edition, which was set to take place on the later than usual dates of 21-23 February in Florence,...

Why are JD Sports and Frasers Group so interested in independent...

Independent retailers have faced growing pressure in recent years: increased rents and rates, the dominance of online shopping and, more recently, COVID-19 and the...
LFW

London Fashion Week February 2021 to go ahead without a live...

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has today confirmed London Fashion Week will go ahead Friday 19 February to Tuesday 23 February 2021, without a...
Cecilie Bahnsen at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Copenhagen Fashion Week will take place online only while trade fairs...

Copenhagen Fashion Week has said its catwalk event will take place online only while the city's trade fairs for February 2021 have been cancelled. Denmark...
Retail

How we did (and didn’t) spend it in 2020: spending was...

With many non-essential retailers forced to close for the best part of four months of 2020 and restrictions in place through the remainder of...
ecommerce returns

Overcoming the returns challenge

The shopping experience is changing and each year more customers take to shopping online. This year there has been a further surge due to...
Oasis Warehouse Boohoo

The fashion retailers whose stores disappeared from our high streets in...

After a pretty lacklustre Christmas 2019 for many, high street fashion and lifestyle retailers across the UK started 2020 facing tough conditions as customer...
Social Distancing

2020 in review: a step by step retrospective of the year...

However much some of us may want to, 2020 is a year we will never forget. Things got of to a lacklustre start for...
Samantha Bain-Mollison

Central London retail 2020 and beyond: A landlord’s view

London landlord Shaftesbury is right in the thick of it when it comes to dealing with the devastating effect that the coronavirus pandemic is...
John Lewis

John Lewis reveals 2020 trading report: “The year that changed everything”

John Lewis has today released its annual ‘Shop Live Look’ report examining how we “lived, worked, socialised and shopped in this extraordinary year.” Key trends...
Arctic Army

The Interview: Ed Jefferson, co-founder and Creative Director, Arctic Army

There’s a new outerwear brand in town called Arctic Army that’s a bit more bling and a bit more street than your average Canada...

PODCAST: IN DETAIL – True CEO & Co-founder, Matt Truman

IN DETAIL: the new Podcast from TheIndustry.fashion in which we get under the hood of the industry and examine the business & consumer trends...

In Pictures: Oxford Street continues to see Christmas shoppers despite tier...

As London enters tier 3 restrictions, London's iconic Oxford Street continues to see shoppers flooding the streets to make Christmas purchases. Crowds continue to return,...
Aviro

The Interview: Jamie Hunt, founder and managing director of anti-viral apparel...

Launched in the first lockdown in April, 2020, Aviro creates facemasks and clothing using HeiQ Viroblock technology which kills 99.9% of viruses on contact,...