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Zara

H&M vs Zara: who is winning the fast fashion war?

Zara’s store managers get regular calls from the headquarters in Spain, locally known as “la fabrica” (the factory), to ask them what sells and...
Fashion shoppers Oxford Street

Oxford Street discounts signal a troubling start to the summer for...

The crucial summer selling season is finally upon us, but for retailers on London’s most celebrated high street - Oxford Street - all is...
Balmain

Balmain launches first sneaker collection with personalisation pop-up at Selfridges

Balmain has made its first foray into the world of sneakers. The shoes were first seen on Friday on the runway at the Balmain Men’s SS20 show and...
Boohoo

The story of a £4 Boohoo dress: cheap clothes at a...

It comes in red, mustard and black, in sizes 6 up to 16; the bandeau bodycon minidress, is, according to the online retailer Boohoo,...
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...
Fast fashion

Fast fashion is eating up the planet – and this feeble...

How long would you expect to keep a bikini that cost only a quid? It’s always possible that women will treasure forever something costing less...
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...

Shoppers and retailers must tackle the scourge of fast fashion, if...

People don’t like being told what to do. And governments don’t like being unpopular. A simple illustration of this comes in ministers’ outright rejection...
Ted Baker

Ted Baker share plunge fails to attract buyers

Despite sinking to prices not seen since 2012, investing in Ted shares remains hugely speculative. Ted Baker shares are trading at levels not seen since...

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...
James Bond

James Bond onesie becomes licence to print money

Were it not for James Bond it is questionable whether any man would want to be seen in a powder blue towelling onesie with...