Jeans manufacturer and retailer Levi Strauss is replacing its chief financial officer with a corporate recovery specialist as the company continues to try and restore it's standing. Levi Strauss, which recently warned that full-year sales would drop by around 7 per cent, has replaced Bill Chiasson with […]

Luxury goods group Gucci said on today it had obtained a 460 million euro multi-currency revolving credit facility from 15 institutional banks for general purposes and to cut debt.

Value retailer Matalan is looking to forge a tie-up with a designer for its premium women's tailoring range Et Vous. The retailer is hoping to bring in a designer that it would market in association with the brand for autumn 04.

In case you haven't been to the West-End in a few weeks, be warned: Christmas mayhem is in full throttle. Frenzied shoppers ready to boulder you over in order to purchase the next item on their family's Christmas list. Shopping for a suit on a Monday afternoon quickly turned into a need for post-retail […]

As the sale period nears, retailers should be taking note of the weather. If the torrential rain and high winds of the past two weeks are anything to go by, the British are in for a long and depressing winter. The crazy situation the fashion retail industry has allowed itself to get into, with selling […]

Out-of-town footwear retailer Brantano reported pre-tax profits up to 12.6 per cent to GBP5.8million across the group for the first nine months of 2003. Sales rose 0.9 per cent to GBP159.8m. The UK, including five Middle East stores, accounted for GBP75.5 million.

Mintel consumer research shows that attitudes towards fashion and style vary dramatically across Europe. The British are the least fashion conscious in Europe, with just one in four agreeing with the statement 'I like to keep up with the latest fashions'. This compares to almost two in five, 38 per […]

What do you give at Christmas if your partner is a high-flying power player or successful businesswoman? Low-key, luxury presents that are practical and understated, is the answer. For her, try a Chanel handbag for those power meetings (from GBP500, Chanel 020 7493 5040), or a stylish personal organizer […]

Ben Sherman will front the young fashion area called Pure Spirit at womenswear show Pure next season. Other newcomers to the section include O by Isabell Kristensen, Designers Re-Mix and Punk 77. In addition Fenn Wright Manson, Naf Naf, Aideen Bodkin and Sarah Watters Design also join the show, while […]

Microzine, the lifestyle store devised by former Reebok creative director Chris Lee, has opened its door in Islington, North London. The store's fashion offer is an eclectic mix that includes everything from Dunhill and Gieves No.1 at the top of the range through to streetwear labels Cockfighter and […]

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