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Ted Baker

Cash call is no guarantee of Ted Baker resurgence

Amazing what you can find at the back of the store if you rummage around for long enough. At Ted Baker, they’ve sifted through...
John Lewis

Screens and one-way systems: UK retailers prepare to reopen

Many non-essential shopping chains are preparing to let customers back into stores as the Covid-19 lockdown eases. Outdoor non-food markets and car showrooms were allowed...
Umar Kamani PrettyLittleThing

Boohoo’s £323m PrettyLittleThing deal is scandalous, says short-seller

Boohoo has been attacked for a "scandalous" deal to buy out fellow owners of fashion brand PrettyLittleThing for up to £323m, just days after coming under fire...
John Lewis

“We can’t get everything right”: How John Lewis plans to reopen...

“Test and learn” is the mantra adopted by the John Lewis Partnership's top brass as they map out plans to safely reopen their department...
Fashion boutiques

How small fashion boutiques will thrive – not just survive –...

For over a decade the UK’s small fashion businesses have been thwarted by the high street giants, as glossy ‘mall’ culture and a fast...
Harrods

Harrods ready to reopen its doors as soon as safe to...

The boss of Harrods on Monday said the London department store is “poised and ready” to reopen and cheered news it may soon be allowed to...
Frasers Group Sports Direct

Sports Direct managers accuse firm of making them work on furlough

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct and House of Fraser chains have asked store managers to work at least once a week while under the government’s...
British Retail Consortium

Shoppers wary about life after lockdown as restrictions cost UK retailers...

Most shoppers are wary about hitting the high street when the coronavirus lockdown is relaxed, the latest research indicated, as it was revealed that...
Next

Next cancels £1bn orders and scraps dividend

A “faster and steeper” collapse in retail sales has prompted Next to cancel or delay almost £1 billion worth of stock in addition to...
John Lewis Mother of Pearl

John Lewis and Mother of Pearl mark Earth Day with joint...

John Lewis and the fashion brand Mother of Pearl have chosen Earth Day for the launch of their sustainable fashion collaboration, specifically for its...
PPE LVMH

Fashion is dedicating itself to protecting workers in the NHS

A Scottish manufacturer is producing a new, clinical-grade fabric to make 3.5 million protective hospital gowns as the fashion industry steps up to address...
PPE

Government “ignores” UK textiles firms desperate to make PPE

The government has been too slow to enlist British textiles firms to make protective gear for the NHS, according to industry figures who say...