US-based casual and active apparel retailer Aeropostale has signed a licence agreement with Arvind Lifestyle Brands and will start opening a store by March 2016. Aeropostale's expansion plans in India include the opening of 50 standalone stores, 150 shop-in-shops in select locations, and e-commerce […]

The Hurun Research Institute’s latest release of ‘UK Engaging the Chinese Private Sector Report 2015’ covers investments made by the Chinese private sector into the UK, as well as the UK brands that have had the greatest impact on the Chinese luxury consumer. The report highlights key points of engagement […]

The list of innovative materials that can be turned into fibres, yarns and thus clothing has just been extended by one: gelatin. Associated first by many with colourful gummi bears, gelatin can indeed be turned into yarn and thus clothes. If used on a large scale, it could reduce the amount of agricultural […]

ANALYSISThe British department stores chain has charmed the analysts after reporting a slightly better-than-expected third quarter. Consensus rating over Debenhams´shares is ‘hold’, with the likes of Deutsche Bank sharing its trust in the potential of the stock. Deutsche Bank’s current 87 pence target […]

Italian fashion label Twin-Set has kicked off the summer with a shareholding and management reorganisation. The Carlyle Group has increased its stake in the company up to 90 percent, while the remaining 10 percent rests in the hands of the firm´s creative director. The Carlyle Group has upped its 72 […]

After taking the industry by storm earlier this week with its rumoured sale, Sergio Rossi – up to now property of the luxury group Kering – would reportedly had not one, but three potential suitors. The designer show brand is allegedly considering offers to purchase proposals from three investors, namely […]

London - RewardStyle, the affiliate platform used by the world’s top bloggers, founded by husband and wife team Baxter Box and Amber Venz Box in 2011, has raised 15 million dollars in a Series A round of funding. The American-based platform, which works with 9,000 content creators and 4,000 retail partners, […]

Amazon is extending its business loan programme, Amazon Lending, to the UK, to assist small and medium-sized companies that trade goods via its Marketplace division. The e-tailer launched Amazon Lending in 2012 and initially offered the service in the US and Japan, the programme will now be extended […]

The Pentland Brands division — which owns footwear brands such as Ted Baker, Kangaroos, the Hunter Boots, and Lacoste Chaussures — noted a 5 percent jump in revenue, up to 618 million pounds. “Ted Baker footwear had another record sales year, delivering double-digit growth with strong performance in […]

Private equity firm Brait said on Friday that it had completed its acquisition of 90 percent of UK fashion retailer New Look for 780 million pounds. The founders and management of the British retailer had purchased the remainder. South African billionaire Christo Wiese’s Brait said in a statement that […]

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