The long-running saga around House of Fraser stores continues to rumble on and news emerged on Friday that its new owner Sports Direct is to acquire the freehold of the Frasers building in Glasgow in a £95m deal.
Coast became the latest casualty of the tough UK fashion environment on Thursday with an administration filing, although large parts of the business were quickly bought out of administration by Karen Millen.
In a short statement on Monday, French Connection confirmed what had been rumoured for some time with the company saying that it’s looking at its strategy options and one of those could include a sale.
Ted Baker continues to power ahead in e-tail but the hot summer hurt its retail stores and the company admitted the environment is still challenging, although it remains one of the top performers in the fashion sector.
News this summer that struggling Australian department store chain Myer was looking to sell its designer label Sass & Bide, appears to have been premature with a report on Friday that the firm has called off its plans.