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Analysis

From Christine Keeler to Kate Moss: a history of Arcadia’s famous...

Sir Philip Green's Arcadia confirmed its collapse into administration this evening (30 November 2020) and its staff, suppliers and the industry as a whole now...
Arcadia Sir Philip Green

Arcadia: what went wrong and what’s next?

Administrators are reported to be waiting in the wings at Sir Philip Green's Arcadia and may be appointed as early as next week. If...
Sir Philip Green

Arcadia’s Sir Philip Green: the ups and downs of one of...

Administrators from Deloitte are poised to step in and take over at Arcadia next week, it had been reported. If it happens (and there's...
Fashion sale

Lockdown lowdown: The big discounters, what people want and what they...

Black Friday campaigns are already in full swing, with the likes of Karen Millen and Coast offering 50% off everything and AllSaints offering 30%...

Retailers may lose access to the current cross-border trade bonanza post...

Many fashion retailers have received a very welcome boost during the COVID-19 crisis in the form of a rise in online orders from international...
Black Friday

UK retailers “cautiously optimistic” about Christmas trading with online sales boost

UK retailers are upping their online capacity and plan to offer greater discounts as they prepare for an uptick in festive holiday spending, despite...
Black Friday

Black Friday set to lead sales charge in year of unprecedented...

This year’s Black Friday event on 27 November will remain the biggest shopping event of the 2020 holiday season, as retailers continue to trade...

How will fashion look when it emerges from its deep sleep?

Hibernation, coma, mothballed; however you want to label it, fashion will have been in a very deep sleep before all of this is over....
Christmas online shopping

Christmas during COVID: three tips for marketing in a year of...

The countdown to Christmas has begun. And with Coronavirus having shaken up the industry, the holiday shopping season — like most other retail events...
Gap

Gap: why did Britain fall out of love with this American...

Last week Gap announced it was considering the exit of company-owned retail in the UK and Europe, which was a sad but nonetheless not entirely...
Empty High Street consumer spending

Fashion retail in Tiers: independents under Tiers 1, 2 and 3...

With different parts of the UK facing varying degrees of the government’s new three-tiered "lockdowns", we hear from retailers in Tier 1, Tier 2...
Next Oxford Street

Analysis: what the latest ONS retail sales figures tell us

Shoppers have continued to increase their spending, with the amount of products bought increasing for the fifth consecutive month in September, according to the...
Bestseller

How a small team at Bestseller slashed its returns rate

Bestseller, the Scandinavian clothing group whose brands also include Jack & Jones and Vero Moda, has slashed its online returns rate thanks to a...
Peacocks Edinburgh Woollen Mill

In-Depth: Edinburgh Woollen Mill – what led to it filing an...

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) has become the latest in a rapidly growing list of retailers to look towards a major restructuring after feeling...