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Topshop Arcadia

Sir Philip Green offers Topshop store to pension fund

Sir Philip Green has offered to give his flagship Topshop store on London’s Oxford Street as security to the group’s troubled pension funds as...
Monsoon Accessorize

Anger over dividends taken from Monsoon and Accessorize as stores face...

The owner of Monsoon and Accessorize is facing a backlash over plans to potentially close dozens of shops through a contentious insolvency process after...
Mike Ashley Sports Direct

House of Fraser landlord serves notice on Mike Ashley to leave

Doubts are growing about the number of House of Fraser stores Mike Ashley will keep open as landlords lose patience with him paying no...
Beckham

Twenty years of the Beckhams: how they ushered in our era...

Victoria Beckham never claimed to be the best singer in the Spice Girls, or the best dancer either. Nor was David Beckham necessarily the greatest...
Amazon

Amazon is preparing to close a Chinese e-commerce store

In a rare retreat for Amazon.com Inc., the e-commerce giant plans to shut down its Chinese marketplace business in July as it shifts its...
Burberry

Burberry’s new look promises a fashionable future

Burberry would like its name to be synonymous with high-end luxury retailing. Unfortunately, it is as likely to be associated with worries about the...
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...