REPORT Kering posted revenue of 5,512.5 million euros (6,108.7 million dollars) in the first-half of 2015, representing a rise of 17 percent on a reported basis and 3.5 percent on a comparable group structure and exchange rate basis. Exchange rate fluctuations during the six months had a positive impact […]

British Casual clothing brand Crew Clothing is accelerating its store expansion after enjoying a steady 12 percent increase in annual sales last year. The company currently runs 76 stores in the UK as well as concessions in John Lewis. “The expectations of our customer are changing rapidly and therefore […]

ANALYSISeBay is taking its quest to become a big player within the fashion industry quite serious. The giant online retailer has acquired Twice, an online secondhand clothing marketplace, to help power eBay Valet, an assisted-selling service connected to eBay's marketplace. Founded in 2012, Twice is […]

For those who are still recovering from the end of indie fashion label Band of Outsiders, which FashionUnited reported on last month, perhaps there is a small glimmer of hope. Last Thursday, a notice in The Wall Street Journal and WWD announced that all of Band of Outsiders remaining intellectual property […]

REPORT In the second quarter of 2015, Puma’s consolidated sales improved by 7.6 percent currency adjusted to 772.7 million euros (844.8 million dollars). This positive development was primarily driven by the growth in footwear sales across all regions. In reported terms, consolidated sales rose by 18.5 […]

REPORT Reporting its financial results for the second quarter, VF Corporation said that revenues rose 10 percent on a currency neutral basis driven by growth in Outdoor & Action Sports and Jeanswear coalitions, and international and direct-to-consumer businesses. On a reported basis, revenue increased […]

Personalised shopping app designed by the UK start-up Mallzee has raised new funding. The investment round has been led by the Royal Mail and consecrates nowadays’ shift at postal deliveries from letters to parcels. Total amount raised was up to 2.5 million pounds. Other new and existing investors include […]

Mothercare has turned into the last big-name at the Irish high street in seeking court protection and examinership. The company explains that its aim is to achieving a restructuring of the company, save as many jobs as possible and minimise store closures. Ireland's largest maternity, baby, nursery […]

REPORT Mothercare, for the 15 week period to July 11, 2015 said that overall trading is in line with expectations with the UK making a good start to the year. UK continued to benefit from strategic initiatives with gains in gross margin, online sales growth of 24 percent and like-for-like sales growth […]

Shareholders in the Yoox Group have given the go-ahead to the proposed merger with the Net-a-Porter Group, which was announced back in March but was pending the shareholders vote. Yoox shareholders approved the appointment of Net-a-Porter’s founders and existing chairman, Natalie Massenet, to the board […]

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