British private equity investment group fund Apex Partners may soon sell one of its best-known portfolio brands, namely Karl Lagerfeld. The Lagerfeld company consist of Karl, its online cosmopolitan collection, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, its premium womenswear line, and Lagerfeld, its menswear brand. Apex […]

REPORT The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased by 14 percent in local currencies in January 2015, compared to the same month previous year. The total number of stores amounted to 3,541 as of January 31, 2015 against 3,184 on January 31, 2014. The three-month report, covering the period December […]

In its latest report, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) confirmed that the organic cotton acreage in the US has been on a "slow but steady growth trend" over the last few years, reaching its highest in almost 20 years. According to the "2013 and Preliminary 2014 U.S. Organic Cotton Production & Marketing […]

Luxury online retailer Moda Operandi has raised another 60 million dollars in Series E financing, as it looks to continue growing its presence in key markets like Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The round was led by Fidelity Investment with participation from existing shareholders including New Enterprise […]

The Milan stock exchange said earlier this week that it had given a green light to the initial public offering of Italian retail chain OVS. The Italian fashion group will float with a price tag of 400 to 540 cents apiece. OVS Industry, the Italy-based clothing retailer owned by BC Partners-backed Coin […]

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, the fashion-to-textiles retailer that owns the eponymous fashion brand, as well affordable apparel Peacocks chain and homeware retailer Ponden Home, has had a brilliant Christmas. The retail group has posted strong sales across its brands during the five weeks to January […]

Shanghai-based La Chapelle Fashion Co., Ltd (6116.HK), one of the largest fashion apparel companies in China, has announced it has entered an equity transfer agreement and a capital injection agreement with the ever-expanding online fashion retailer Hangzhou Anshe E-Commerce Company Limited, better […]

REPORT VF Corporation for the full year ended January 3, 2015 reported revenue rise of 8 percent to a record 12.3 billion dollars, compared with 11.4 billion dollars in 2013, driven by continued strength in our Outdoor & Action Sports coalition, and international and direct-to-consumer businesses. On […]

REPORT Columbia Sportswear Company announced net sales of 677 million dollars for the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 143.9 million dollars, or 27 percent, compared with net sales of 533.1 million dollars for the fourth quarter of 2013. Full year 2014 net sales increased 415.6 million dollars, […]

European stocks were set for a slightly lower open on Thursday, with investors focusing on a big batch of quarterly results from blue-chip companies. However, the announcement of a ceasefire in Ukraine managed to lift the trade near to the close. On a positive note, Hermès posted Thursday a 9.6 percent […]

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