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Duchess of Sussex guest edits British Vogue

How Meghan’s workwear collection will help women into work

The September issue of UK Vogue, guest edited by the Duchess of Sussex, has not yet hit newsstands, but much of its content has...
Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss suits are out of favour with Americans

As if the luxury goods industry didn’t have enough to worry about with the troubling developments in its key Asia markets, Hugo Boss AG has...
Nobody's Child

The £35 guilt‑free dress by Nobody’s Child, the ethical fast fashion...

You’ve swapped your plastic straws for paper ones, your water bottle for a flask and you get a zealous glint in your eye when...
Next

Next boss Lord Wolfson backs hardball Brexit talks

Next's chief executive has backed Boris Johnson's hardball tactics on Brexit as the retailer continues to prepare for the UK's departure from the EU. Lord Wolfson said: "I...
Influencer

Influencer fraud costs sponsors £1bn a year

Influencer fraud, in which celebrities acquire fake followers on platforms such as Instagram to inflate their fanbase, is costing brands more than £1 billion...
Polo Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren revenue rises after social media marketing boost

Ralph Lauren today posted a modest rise in revenue in the first quarter, after bumper marketing campaigns helped drive trading among younger shoppers. The luxury...
Farfetch Natalie Massenet

Natalie Massenet’s life of luxury is just a little far-fetched

Last September, a tech start-up from east London took over the New York Stock Exchange. Farfetch’s founder José Neves beamed as he rang the opening...
New Look

New Look boss Alistair McGeorge: I’d break a business — to...

With his bulky frame and thinning hair, Alistair McGeorge stands out from the twentysomething shoppers darting around New Look’s store on London’s Oxford Street....
Retail sales High street, independents, retail

High street decline is worst for eight years

Retailers are suffering the longest period of declining sales for almost eight years. A survey by the CBI employers’ group found that retail sales fell...
Forever 21

Forever 21 accused of “fat shaming” over diet bars

US fashion retailer Forever 21 is in hot water after sending out free diet bars with online orders of clothing. Customers flocked to social media...
Amazon

Shop til they drop: the play that takes us inside an...

Using testimonies from anonymous workers, a new Edinburgh show explores what it’s like to work for the world’s richest company. Its creators take us...
ASOS

Has ASOS just issued its third and final profits warning?

With ongoing operational issues aplenty, investor confidence hinges on a belief in stock market adages. Warehouse troubles drove ASOS to a third profits warning in less...