ANALYSISWhat has been named by many as a chronicle of a death foretold, has finally turned into a reality for American Apparel. After months of speculation, internal wars, financial struggles and heaps of polemic, the apparel retailer has called it a day. Now, the fashion business looks beyond the bankruptcy […]

London - Rumour has it that the owners of Valentino Group SPA are currently exploring options for an initial public offering of the Italian fashion house, which could value the fashion house at 2 billion euros. Qatari-owners, investment firm Mayhoola, are said to working alongside with Rothschild for […]

Smiling faces among Cambodian garment workers: After tense negotiations by textile unions, the Cambodian government agreed to raise the minimum wage for garment workers by almost 10 percent to 140 US dollars a month from 2016. This is still short of union demands, which had initially asked for 177 US […]

REPORTNet sales at Gap for the five-week period ended October 3, 2015 decreased 1 percent to 1.46 billion dollars compared with net sales of 1.48 billion dollars for the five-week period ended October 4, 2014. On a constant currency basis, September 2015 net sales increased 2 percent compared with last […]

REPORTL Brands reported net sales of 919.9 million dollars for the five weeks ended October 3, 2015, an increase of 8 percent. This is in comparison to net sales of 853.5 million dollars for the five weeks ended October 4, 2014. Comparable store sales increased 9 percent for the period under review. […]

REPORTThe Fast Retailing Group has said that its consolidated revenue increased 21.6 percent year-on-year for full financial year spanning September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015. Consolidated operating profit increased 26.1 percent and consolidated profit before income taxes for the year rose 48 percent […]

UPDATE In response to the allegations against ElevenParis brought forward by Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams, the fashion retailer said the following: "Following the announcement yesterday regarding The French ready-to-wear company Eleven Paris and a dispute with celebrities regarding […]

REPORTZumiez has said that total net sales for the five-week period ended October 3, 2015 increased 1.5 percent to 67.3 million dollars, compared to 66.3 million dollars for the five-week period ended October 4, 2014. The company's comparable sales decreased 1.8 percent for the period under review compared […]

British sporting goods chain Sports Direct has announced that it will acquire the remaining shares of Irish department store Heatons. Sports Direct currently holds half of the stock in the latter. Sports Direct, founded by billionaire football club owner Mike Ashley, said it has entered into a 47.5 […]

REPORTBritish designer Stella McCartney aims to add new retail locations to the existing store portfolio. The move comes after the company reported 11 percent rise in sales to 31.6 million pounds (48.2 million dollars) and increase in profit before tax to 5.6 million pounds (8.5 million dollars) for […]

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