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Retailers BRC

Easter bounce for the high street while shopping centres struggle

In a clear contrast to Easter 2018, when stormy weather dashed hopes of a Spring bounce in footfall, this year high street retailers enjoyed...
Links of London

Folli Follie may cut off Links of London as jewellery chain...

Links of London’s Greek owner Folli Follie is exploring a sale of the high street jewellery chain as it races to stave off insolvency. The...
Anders Holch Povlsen

Fashion billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen loses three children in Sri Lanka...

Three children of the billionaire fashion tycoon behind Asos have been killed in the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks. Anders Holch Povlsen is Denmark’s wealthiest man...
Topshop Arcadia

Sir Philip Green offers Topshop store to pension fund

Sir Philip Green has offered to give his flagship Topshop store on London’s Oxford Street as security to the group’s troubled pension funds as...
Monsoon Accessorize

Anger over dividends taken from Monsoon and Accessorize as stores face...

The owner of Monsoon and Accessorize is facing a backlash over plans to potentially close dozens of shops through a contentious insolvency process after...
Mike Ashley

House of Fraser landlord serves notice on Mike Ashley to leave

Doubts are growing about the number of House of Fraser stores Mike Ashley will keep open as landlords lose patience with him paying no...
Beckham

Twenty years of the Beckhams: how they ushered in our era...

Victoria Beckham never claimed to be the best singer in the Spice Girls, or the best dancer either. Nor was David Beckham necessarily the greatest...
Amazon

Amazon is preparing to close a Chinese e-commerce store

In a rare retreat for Amazon.com Inc., the e-commerce giant plans to shut down its Chinese marketplace business in July as it shifts its...
Burberry

Burberry’s new look promises a fashionable future

Burberry would like its name to be synonymous with high-end luxury retailing. Unfortunately, it is as likely to be associated with worries about the...
Topshop

Topshoppers are not put off by Sir Philip Green’s troubles

Last week, Sir Philip Green appointed restructuring specialists to the boards of his Arcadia retail empire in preparation for a major reconfiguration in May...
French Connection

FCUK fashion: French Connection’s nineties slogan is back

FCUK is back. Hot on the nostalgic heels of Fila, Champion, Kappa and Kangol is French Connection's attention-grabbing logo from the nineties. The controversial acronym, which actually stands for French Connection...
Mother of Pearl, Sustainability

Meet fashion’s sustainable stars transforming the way we dress

Clothes are the new plastic as the campaign to clean up our wardrobes gathers pace. Ahead of a busy week for stylish sustainability, Karen Dacre and...

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