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Indie store vacancies rise says LDC report

Indie store vacancies rise says LDC report

It’s proving tough going for many small retail businesses with almost 2,000 more UK independent stores left empty in the first half of 2023.
Beauty
Next signals end of price rises, but says don't expect pre-pandemic-style prices

Next signals end of price rises, but says don't expect pre-pandemic-style prices

Next’s half-year results this week were followed by its CEO suggesting an end to the period of marked fashion price rises is in sight. Simon Wolfson said prices are easing faster than expected in its supply chain.
Fashion
Fashion and World Cup help UK's sunny August retail sales to edge upwards

Fashion and World Cup help UK's sunny August retail sales to edge upwards

The UK’s August retail sales figures proved to be better than expected and fashion — aided by warmer weather — had a big part to play in this.
Fashion
Tom Ford: Red carpet, real life, hit show

Tom Ford: Red carpet, real life, hit show

So, there is life for Tom Ford after Tom Ford, and seemingly a very healthy one. Judging by the slick, sleek and sophisticated debut by his long-time design director and successor, Peter Hawkings.
Fashion
Steve Madden chief defends appeal of Oxford Street

Steve Madden chief defends appeal of Oxford Street

The ongoing bid to revitalise one of London’s key shopping areas — Oxford Street — has received strong support from a major global retailer.
Fashion
Secret Sales acquires Spain's Dreivip.com

Secret Sales acquires Spain's Dreivip.com

​Off-price specialist Secret Sales — the UK-based retailer that claims it’s “solving the problem of excess inventory” — has acquired Spanish peer Dreivip.com as it continues its expansion into mainland Europe.
Fashion
Next expects higher profits as sales prove better than expected

Next expects higher profits as sales prove better than expected

​Next delivered its usual very long report covering its half-year performance on Thursday and it showed that the company is continuing to see rising sales and profits. And it revised guidance for the full year upwards. 
Fashion
Post-purchase specialist Shipup launches in UK, names new CEO

Post-purchase specialist Shipup launches in UK, names new CEO

Post-purchase business Shipup has launched in the UK following its acquisition by Global Blue. And along with its arrival in the country, the company has named Agop Ashjian its new Chief Executive.
Fashion
British Land upgrades forecast for retail parks' performance

British Land upgrades forecast for retail parks' performance

British Land has hitched its waggon to retail parks as the sector of choice to deliver success. So how’s that going for the UK property giant?
Fashion
TJX UK sees surging profits as TK Maxx chain recovers

TJX UK sees surging profits as TK Maxx chain recovers

​TJX UK has filed its accounts with Companies House, covering the year to the end of January, and it’s reported a jump in both sales and profits.
Fashion
More Britons running up credit card debt, report

More Britons running up credit card debt, report

As the cost-of-living crisis grinds on, UK families have been using more debt to cover their bills as inflation has been stretching household finances, according to new research.
Fashion
Philipp Plein wants to grow via e-tail, sportswear, luxury hotels

Philipp Plein wants to grow via e-tail, sportswear, luxury hotels

The German designer is targeting a 2023 revenue of €225 million driven by global retail growth, aiming to broaden his reach via the Plein Sport premium sportswear brand, a golfing line and a first luxury hotel in Milan.
Luxury
Simone Rocha to design next Jean-Paul Gaultier couture collection

Simone Rocha to design next Jean-Paul Gaultier couture collection

Simone Rocha is to design the next Jean-Paul Gaultier couture collection, which will be staged in Paris in January, succeeding Chitose Abe, Glenn Martens, Olivier Rousteing and most recently Haider Ackermann.
Luxury
China outbound travel may take another year to fully recover

China outbound travel may take another year to fully recover

The world’s tourist hotspots may need to wait another year before Chinese visitors return in any great numbers, the World Travel & Tourism Council predicts.
Fashion
British Land prepares for sale of Meadowhall mall

British Land prepares for sale of Meadowhall mall

Property giant British Land is preparing to sell Meadowhall in Sheffield, one of the country’s major shopping centres, for around £750 million.
Fashion
Quiet No More: Fenwick launches first ad campaign

Quiet No More: Fenwick launches first ad campaign

When it comes to advertising, Fenwick has been quiet for 221 years. But that’s about to change. Under the banner tagline ‘Quiet No More’, the UK department store group is launching its first-ever ad campaign.
Fashion