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Pretty Little Thing

Topman and Pretty Little Thing accused of replacing other brands labels...

Twitter users have accused fashion brands Topman and PrettyLittleThing of “ripping out” labels from other brands and re-selling items with their own tags. On Friday,...
Wellness

Wellness is swallowing the fashion industry whole. Should I switch camps?

I’m thinking of giving up writing about clothes and catwalk shows and reviewing bra tops and yoga classes instead. The latest “in” look for...
Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway Becomes a Unicorn With Mutual Fund Backing

The fashion rental startup is now valued at $1bn, the company said as it announced its latest funding round. Rent the Runway raised a...
Flannels

Flannels hits stride with plans for 60 more stores

Sports Direct’s luxury chain Flannels aims to open about 60 new shops in the next three years. The expansion programme for Flannels, which sells men’s...
House of Fraser

Down and out at House of Fraser

Everlast sports socks at “mega value” prices jostle for space amid dozens of rails of Lonsdale tracksuit bottoms and Karrimor waterproofs. No, this is...
Next Amazon

High street chief has eye on Next big thing

Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise is only certain of one thing that will be on British high streets in 10 to 15 years’ time:...
Levi's

‘Should I leave or should IPO?’ Levi Strauss shares soar on...

hares in Levi Strauss soared almost a third in New York on Thursday as the jeans maker began its second stint as a public...
Debenhams Sports Direct

Debenhams on brink of securing £200m funding lifeline

Debenhams is on the verge of securing a £200m funding lifeline from lenders that would position the ailing department store chain to evade the...
House of CB

Meet the multi-millionaire owner of House of CB

From a Dalston market stall to Hollywood, Conna Walker has turned affordable sexiness into a multimillion-pound business — and she’s still only 26. Conna Walker is just...
Debenhams Sports Direct

Watchdog FCA probes claims of rebound by Debenhams

Debenhams has been accused of misleading suppliers and concession holders in a press release last year, prompting a review by the Financial Conduct Authority...
Sir Philip Green

Green’s shake-up shunned by property developers

The two biggest property agencies have refused to help Sir Philip Green carry out a controversial insolvency procedure to cut costs at his retail...

Great-grandson of John Lewis founder among contenders for chair

The early contenders to become the next chair of John Lewis include the great-grandson of the department store’s founder, the former boss of WH...