Threads raises £15.7m in funding drive

THREADS RAISES £15.7M IN FUNDING DRIVE

Fashion tech start-up Threads has raised $20m from Highland Europe and C Ventures in its latest funding drive.

Threads Styling raises £15.7m in funding drive

THREADS STYLING RAISES £15.7M IN FUNDING DRIVE

Fashion tech start-up Threads Styling has raised $20m from Highland Europe and C Ventures in its latest funding drive.

 
 
 
Young men are the UK's top footwear consumers

YOUNG MEN ARE THE UK'S TOP FOOTWEAR CONSUMERS

New research has found that young men aged between 16 and 24 were the most likely group to buy footwear last year - 95% of them made...

Fashion sales fall

FASHION SALES FALL

In-store fashion sales fell 2.8% for the week to 12 August compared with 2017, the BDO High Street Sales Tracker shows.

 
 
 
House of Fraser cancels all online orders

HOUSE OF FRASER CANCELS ALL ONLINE ORDERS

House of Fraser has cancelled all online orders, following “significant delays” with deliveries.

Investigation launched into social media influencers

INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS

The Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into concerns that social media influencers are not properly declaring...

 
 
 
Seafolly branches into China

SEAFOLLY BRANCHES INTO CHINA

Australian swimwear brand Seafolly is launching online in China later this summer through Tmall.

Marks & Spencer replacing call centre staff with AI

MARKS & SPENCER REPLACING CALL CENTRE STAFF WITH AI

Marks & Spencer is replacing switchboard staff with artificial intelligence to increase the speed it deals with customer complaints...

 
 
 
Sarah Savva to leave Debenhams

SARAH SAVVA TO LEAVE DEBENHAMS

Sarah Savva is leaving her role as director of external business at Debenhams later this year, Drapers understands.

EXCLUSIVE: REDUNDANCIES LOOM AT DEBENHAMS

Debenhams is making up to 90 roles redundant in its fashion and home team it “simplifies its structure”, Drapers can reveal.

 
 
 
Retail to bear brunt of business rates rise

RETAIL TO BEAR BRUNT OF BUSINESS RATES RISE

Pressure is mounting on the government to reform business rates, as new research reveals the retail sector would face a £194.2m rise...

Fred Perry, Rains and Superga to open at Coal Drops Yard

FRED PERRY, RAINS AND SUPERGA TO OPEN AT COAL DROPS YARD

Fred Perry, Rains and Superga are the latest retailers to join the line-up at Coal Drops Yard in London's King's Cross.

 
 
 
Exclusive: Philip Day in talks to take over HoF stores

EXCLUSIVE: PHILIP DAY IN TALKS TO TAKE OVER HOF STORES

The owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, Philip Day, is in talks with a group of landlords to take over several House of Fraser stores,...

Schuh appoints chief marketing officer

SCHUH APPOINTS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Alice Cleary has joined Schuh as its chief marketing officer, taking up her post with immediate effect.

 
 
 
Kate Spade purchase helps growth at Tapestry

KATE SPADE PURCHASE HELPS GROWTH AT TAPESTRY

Net sales at fashion group Tapestry Inc jumped 31% on a reported basis, to $5.88bn in the 52-week period to 30 June, compared with...

House of Fraser website pulled offline

HOUSE OF FRASER WEBSITE PULLED OFFLINE

House of Fraser's website has been taken offline amid a dispute with warehouse operator XPO Logistics.

 
 
 
Arcadia slams ‘unbalanced' and ‘unfair' BHS report

ARCADIA SLAMS ‘UNBALANCED' AND ‘UNFAIR' BHS REPORT

Arcadia owner Taveta Investments has slammed the Financial Reporting Council's report into the 2014 audit of Taveta and BHS, saying...

AQ/AQ founder seeks to trade through liquidation

AQ/AQ FOUNDER SEEKS TO TRADE THROUGH LIQUIDATION

The founder of womenswear brand AQ/AQ, Julie Lingard, is attempting to continue trading the business, despite filing for insolvency...

 
 
 
Kate Spade New York purchase helps growth at Tapestry Inc

KATE SPADE NEW YORK PURCHASE HELPS GROWTH AT TAPESTRY INC

Net sales at fashion group Tapestry Inc jumped 31% on a reported basis, to $5.88bn in the 52-week period to 30 June, compared with...

Debenhams shares soar amid rumours of Mike Ashley bid

DEBENHAMS SHARES SOAR AMID RUMOURS OF MIKE ASHLEY BID

Debenhams shares soared yesterday as rumours arose that Mike Ashley could make a bid for the department store.

 
 
 



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