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Topshop Arcadia

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...
Karen Millen

Karen Millen opens first travel site at Gatwick

Fashion brand Karen Millen on Tuesday opened a new store at Gatwick airport as it seeks to expand in travel locations for the first time. The...
Sports Direct Debenhams

Godfather of Sports Direct: inside the world of Mike Ashley

‘It’s like being part of the family in The Godfather.... You’re either in or you’re out, and when you’re out, you are persona non...
Loewe Jonathan Anderson

Loewe’s Jonathan Anderson: “Once I perfect something, I hate it”

Jonathan Anderson wants to recreate the feeling of home. Albeit in a grand, palatial way on the corner of Bond Street. For the new...
Debenhams

The problem with Debenhams – it’s not just indebted, it’s dull

Shoppers of all ages pile on to escalators below a cheery neon sign reading “Hello Brum”. They later head for tills where the lines...
Oxford Circus Extinction Rebellion

Climate change activists bring Oxford Circus to standstill for ‘catwalk’ demonstration...

Climate change activists brought Oxford Circus to a standstill this evening for a demonstration against "disposable" fashion.  Members of Extinction Rebellion’s Fashion Action group staged...
Arcadia Topshop

Topshop offers bargain as Sir Philip Green buys back ‎25% stake...

Sir Philip Green's high street empire paid just $1 (76p) to buy back his private equity partner's 25% stake in Topshop and Topman, underlining...
Retail sales High street, independents, retail

The British high street isn’t dying, it’s becoming more relevant

There is a riddle that asks what is being described here: "Often talked about, never seen; ever coming, never been; daily looked for, never...
Ted Baker

It’s high time for Ted Baker to accelerate its board shake-up

Anyone looking for a smoking gun in Ted Baker’s long-awaited report into allegations of sexual harassment will be sorely disappointed. The fashion brand isn’t...
H&M

H&M Conscious Exclusive 2019: Shop the stylish designs made from discarded...

H&M has been at the forefront of sustainable fashion on the high street for years. Having seen several successful years of its Conscious Collection, which started in...