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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...
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...
Debenhams Sports Direct

New Debenhams owners line up European turnaround veteran

‎The new owners of Debenhams are close to parachuting in one of Europe's most experienced turnaround executives just hours after taking control of the...
LK Bennett

Chinese suitor closes in on deal to buy ailing LK Bennett

LK Bennett's Chinese franchise partner is closing in on a deal to buy the ailing womenswear chain out of administration. Sky News understands that Rebecca...
Lush

Lush ditches social media amid switch to influencer marketing

Cosmetics retailer Lush is cutting down its social media presence in a bid to encourage one-to-one contact with its customers. The soap specialist has revealed...
Oasis

Losses increase for Oasis and Warehouse owner after House of Fraser...

The owner of fashion brands Oasis and Warehouse as well as Karen Millen and Coast saw its losses widen as it took a £5m...
Raf Simons

Raf Simons on life after Calvin Klein: “I’ve never defined myself...

Fashion’s loss is a win for textiles as the designer’s ongoing collaboration with the Danish firm Kvadrat is producing some of his best work...
Superdry

Homecoming is just the start of the challenge for Superdry’s founders

When Julian Dunkerton, the co-founder of Superdry, took his seat in a City auditorium on Tuesday morning, he had no idea that he had...
Alfred Radley

Alfred Radley obituary: “the patron saint of British fashion”

My father, Alfred Radley, who has died aged 94, has been described as the patron saint of British fashion, for he nurtured and developed...
Sir Philip Green

Sir Philip Green risks new pensions row over Topshop funding cut

Sir Philip Green's high street empire wants to halve the annual funding it provides to its retirement scheme in a move that risks plunging...

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