Tory Party treasurer calls for online tax reforms

TORY PARTY TREASURER CALLS FOR ONLINE TAX REFORMS

Senior treasurer of the Conservative Party, Howard Leigh, will call for online retailers to “take more responsibility” over taxation...

Record store closures hit Li & Fung profits

RECORD STORE CLOSURES HIT LI & FUNG PROFITS

Sourcing giant Li & Fung has reported a 20% decrease in core operating profit to $285m for the year to 31 December 2018.

 
 
 
Flannels eyes 100 stores and international expansion

FLANNELS EYES 100 STORES AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

Sports Direct's luxury fascia, Flannels, is planning to expand to 100 stores in the UK and launch internationally for the first time,...

Sales hold steady at Next

SALES HOLD STEADY AT NEXT

Full price sales at high street giant Next grew by 3.1% to £4.2bn for the year to 26 January 2019, with falling retail sales offset...

 
 
 
Profits take a hit at Ted Baker

PROFITS TAKE A HIT AT TED BAKER

British brand and retailer Ted Baker announced a 14.3% drop in profit before tax and exceptional items to £63m for the year to 26 January...

Filippa K launches new web platform

FILIPPA K LAUNCHES NEW WEB PLATFORM

Swedish brand Filippa K has launched its new website platform and design, after five months of development.

 
 
 
Retail crime costs industry £2bn

RETAIL CRIME COSTS INDUSTRY £2BN

Retail crime is costing the industry 20% of its annual profits, or £1.9bn a year, a report by the British Retail Consortium has found.

Lacoste-owner to buy The Kooples

LACOSTE-OWNER TO BUY THE KOOPLES

Swiss group Maus Frères, which owns Lacoste, Gant and Aigle, has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire French fashion brand...

 
 
 
Retailers left without promised rates relief

RETAILERS LEFT WITHOUT PROMISED RATES RELIEF

Many eligible retailers have been left without their business rates discounts worth up to £8,000 as local councils face problems in...

UK shoppers hoard £4.1bn of unused clothing

UK SHOPPERS HOARD £4.1BN OF UNUSED CLOTHING

Shoppers in the UK own a total of £4.1bn of clothing they do not use, new research has found.

 
 
 
Warm weather heats online sales in February

WARM WEATHER HEATS ONLINE SALES IN FEBRUARY

Warmer weather in February drove a 9.4% increase in online sales year on year.

Mother's Day spend to hit £1.6bn

MOTHER'S DAY SPEND TO HIT £1.6BN

Mother's Day spend among consumers in the UK is estimated to increase by 0.8% to £1.6bn this year, according to new research.

 
 
 
John Lewis to be zero carbon by 2050

JOHN LEWIS TO BE ZERO CARBON BY 2050

John Lewis Partnership has pledged to have a net zero carbon footprint by 2050, across all its stores, head offices and distribution...

WIT Fitness wins £2m investment

WIT FITNESS WINS £2M INVESTMENT

Sportswear retailer WIT Fitness has secured £2m investment from growth capital investor VGC Partners.

 
 
 
Dunkerton hits back at Superdry shareholder report

DUNKERTON HITS BACK AT SUPERDRY SHAREHOLDER REPORT

Julian Dunkerton has responded to a report by proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services recommending that shareholders...

Instagram trials shop in-app feature

INSTAGRAM TRIALS SHOP IN-APP FEATURE

Instagram is trialling a “checkout” feature with select retailers in the US, that allows shoppers to buy products without leaving the...

 
 
 
First look: Office unveils new store concept

FIRST LOOK: OFFICE UNVEILS NEW STORE CONCEPT

Footwear retailer Office has launched its new store concept on London's Oxford Street.

Arcadia must jettison 'tired' brands, say experts

ARCADIA MUST JETTISON 'TIRED' BRANDS, SAY EXPERTS

Sir Philip Green is drawing up restructuring plans to save his ailing Arcadia Group empire, but industry insiders have told Drapers...

 
 
 
Rise in revenue at Launer London

RISE IN REVENUE AT LAUNER LONDON

Luxury British accessories brand Launer London has reported a 23% increase in turnover to £4m for the 52 weeks to 31 December.

Mahabis appoints Moonpig MD as CEO

MAHABIS APPOINTS MOONPIG MD AS CEO

Footwear brand Mahabis has appointed former Moonpig managing director, Iain Martin, as its new chief executive.

 
 
 



Record store closures hit Li & Fung profits

Record store closures hit Li & Fung profits

Sourcing giant Li & Fung has reported a 20% decrease in core operating profit to $285m for the year to 31 December 2018. Read more ...

V&A to stage largest Tim Walker exhibition

V&A to stage largest Tim Walker exhibition

The V&A in London has announced it will display the largest-ever exhibition on fashion photographer Tim Walker featuring some of his seminal images from his 25-year career... Read more ...

Louis Vuitton's Summer 2019 Bag Collection Celebrates the "Spirit of Travel"

Louis Vuitton's Summer 2019 Bag Collection Celebrates the "Spirit of Travel"

Earlier this week, Louis Vuitton introduced several new addition to its expanding watch collection. Now, the legendary French label is back with another line of accessories for... Read more ...

Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season at Hotels Around the World

Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season at Hotels Around the World

Spring has officially sprung, and with that comes cherry blossom celebrations around the world. We've rounded up the best hotels around the world to see the cherry blossoms now... Read more ...

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Team Up for Steamy New Sunglasses Campaign...

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Team Up for Steamy New Sunglasses Campaign - See Sexy Pics!

Is there anything these two don't do together? Since getting engaged, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have been spotted on date nights together, heading to the gym together... Read more ...

‘Game of Thrones' creators might reinvent ‘Star Wars' this year

‘Game of Thrones' creators might reinvent ‘Star Wars' this year

Two of the biggest pop culture juggernauts - “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars” - are joining forces. Well, sort of. After “Game of Thrones” ends with its six-episode eighth... Read more ...

Jessica Simpson's Friends and Family Gush Over the Arrival of Baby No. 3

Jessica Simpson's Friends and Family Gush Over the Arrival of Baby No. 3

Congratulations are in order! On Tuesday, March 19, Jessica Simpson gave birth to her third child, Life & Style can confirm. The “Irresistible” singer, 38, and her hubby, Eric... Read more ...

‘Teen Mom 2' Star Kailyn Lowry Reveals Why She Wants a Breast Reduction - ‘I...

‘Teen Mom 2' Star Kailyn Lowry Reveals Why She Wants a Breast Reduction - ‘I Literally Can't Deal'

It's her body and she can do what she wants to! On Monday, March 18, Kailyn Lowry took to Twitter to reveal to fans that she's considering undergoing breast reduction surgery... Read more ...

Los Angeles Based Stylists Seeking Fashion Interns For Spring '19

Los Angeles Based Stylists Seeking Fashion Interns For Spring '19

Styling team Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson are seeking interns for Spring 2019. We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated, able to multi-task in a fast paced... Read more ...

Sterling Ruby Announces Ready-To-Wear Brand, S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA

Sterling Ruby Announces Ready-To-Wear Brand, S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA

Sterling Ruby is gearing up to launch his first-ever clothing brand called S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA. It's not the American artist's first stint with fashion, but his foray into... Read more ...