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Missguided beauty

Missguided enters beauty market with affordable and inclusive line

Missguided, the online fast fashion brand, has made the move into the beauty market with an affordable and inclusive range of almost 150 individual...
Matalan

Christmas restrictions impact sales at Matalan

Matalan has reported a 21.4% sales drop in the latest quarter, partially due to the four-week lockdown in England throughout November. The omni-channel fashion and...
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...
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...
Retail footfall

Footfall continues to drop in second week of Lockdown 3 but...

UK footfall is now 67.5% lower than in the same week of 2020, but that is still some way off from the lowest level...
POUR MOI

Pour Moi combats January blues with feel-good charity campaign

International lingerie and swimwear brand Pour Moi is pledging to donate £50,000 to customers’ chosen charities as part of its new #GetYourWiggleOn campaign. Designed to...
InPost lockers

InPost introduces digital receipts across UK locker network

Locker delivery brand InPost has announced the roll out of digital receipts across its UK self-service locker network, located at railway stations, high streets...
Topshop

Next reported to be the frontrunner to acquire Topshop

British high street giant Next is reported to be the frontrunner to acquire Topshop, the jewel in the crown of Sir Philip Green's collapsed...
Dr Martens

Dr Martens aims for stock market listing next month

Dr Martens could be listed on the Stock Exchange in London by the start of next month and hopes to be included in a...
Mango

Mango moves into homeware with sustainable collection

Global fashion giant Mango is making its first move into homeware this spring with the first collection inspired by Mediterranean lifestyles and featuring sustainable...
The Bias Cut

The Bias Cut sales leap 463% in December

Online women’s fashion retailer The Bias Cut – founded in 2016 but rebranded in September 2020 - has announced record sales figures during the...
Jasper Conran

Jasper Conran launches handbag collection for wholesale and direct-to-consumer

English designer Jasper Conran is launching a new collection of women’s handbags and purses under the Jasper Conran London brand name, which will be...
Jaeger

Jaeger to cut 233 staff and permanently shut all stores after...

Administrators for Jaeger have said that 233 staff will be made redundant following the heritage fashion brand’s acquisition by Marks & Spencer. As expected Jaeger’s...
Size?

size? pivots to digital first with special SS21 online showcase via...

Live from tomorrow, 16 January, sneaker specialist retailer size? is launching a preview of 15 limited edition collaborations with Nike, adidas Originals, New Balance...
James Lenton

Hammerson’s James Lenton to step down from role as CFO

Shopping centre owner Hammerson has confirmed that James Lenton is to step down as Chief Financial Officer after only 15 months in the role. The...

H&M announces collection with Simone Rocha

H&M has announced London-based designer Simone Rocha as its latest collaborator, with past designer tie-ups including the likes of Martin Margiela and Donatella Versace. Launching 11...
Business rates

UK heads towards double-dip recession as GDP falls 2.6% in November

The UK economy is on track to head back into recession as official figures showed that GDP fell 2.6% in November after the country...
Simply Be N Brown

N Brown reports recovery in revenue trajectory

N Brown, parent of Simply Be, JD Williams and Jacamo, has posted revenues in the 18 weeks to 2 January (Q3) down -8.9% year-on-year,...
Stella McCartney

Activists head up new adidas by Stella McCartney SS21 campaign

Part one of the new adidas by Stella McCartney SS21 "Future Playground" collection is available from tomorrow and, for the first time, the creative...