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Gender free fashion

The future is fluid as labels sign up for gender-free fashion

When two of the biggest pop stars on the planet sign up to a fashion movement, you know something must be afoot. On Wednesday,...
Steve Madden

Steve Madden eyes UK shoe store openings

Steve Madden, the US footwear tycoon, has said his eponymous brand will look to expand in the UK after it this week opened its...
Oxford Street West End

West End retailers set to see higher Christmas footfall and £2.5bn...

West End retailers can expect Christmas sales to match the £2.5 billion made last year, despite heightened political and economic uncertainty, new research showed...
Black Friday Online retail sales

Black Friday: Brands opt out for environment reasons

More than 300 clothing brands are asking shoppers not to buy anything in the Black Friday sales because of environmental reasons. The Make Friday Green...
Farfetch

Farfetch sinks as analysts warn it is “no Uber of luxury...

Shares in online luxury fashion platform Farfetch were hit after analysts poured doubt over the future of the business and claimed it is "no Uber...
Andy Murray Castore

Andy Murray launches his first sportswear range … and it’s all...

Since his retirement announcement in January, tennis and sports-lovers alike have been waiting with baited breath to see where Andy Murray would go next. After...
Superdry Julian Dunkerton

Interview: Superdry’s Julian Dunkerton – how the fashion boss aims to...

If you want to wind up Julian Dunkerton, ask him how his shops are doing. “We’re a brand, mate, not a retailer,” he deadpans,...
Clarks

“Significant stress” forces Clarks into store closures

Widening losses and a sharp fall in sales have prompted Clarks to warn that it is under “significant stress” and will make a “meaningful”...
Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger sales and profits step up

Upmarket footwear firm Kurt Geiger has defied High Street gloom and notched up sales and profit growth, new accounts show. The chain, which was founded...
Shop Direct Very

Shop Direct “on verge of rescue deal”

Advisers to the billionaire Barclay family have insisted that the tycoons are only days away from agreeing a crucial £150 million of financing needed...
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer sacks chunk of communications team as clothes sales...

Struggling Marks & Spencer has reduced its communications team amid a cost-cutting drive to revive the company’s fortunes. The retailer quietly made at least nine...
Aspinal

Aspinal calls in Houlihan Lokey to assess its options

Aspinal of London has appointed investment bank Houlihan Lokey to assess its options after a spell of weak financial performance. Founder and chairman Iain Burton...