Luxury fashion house Chanel is opening its first freestanding store in Moscow this summer. The new boutique will be located at 14 Stolechnikov Pereoulok. The date of opening has not yet been established, but a spokeswoman told WWD that Chanel is planning an important event this fall. Currently the house's […]

Television shopping is estimated to be a market worth £950 million and high street retailer Next is hoping to extend its Directory market by appearing on tv shopping channels. Next has been in talks with Ideal Shopping Direct to be featured on air with programming to be shown channels such as […]

The future is bright for sunglasses manufacturer Luxottica. The Italian eyewear specialist, who makes sunglasses for brands including Ray-Ban, Burberry, Arnette, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana, has seen a significant sales jump. Consolidated sales rose 20% during the first three months of 2006, compared […]

At first glance the Dsquared2 label may seem a little too sexy, a little too, shall we say, brassy. Think Pamela Anderson in a bustier and bulging muscle-gods in skintight denim and you get the look. But that doesn't seem to be affecting the company's success, or indeed, its popularity. Its current […]

Sexy lingerie brand Agent Provocateur is diversifying with a line of maternity and postnatal underwear. The British brand, which was established by Serena Rees and Joseph Corre in 1994, has always been known for its provocative, ultra-feminine designs, also launched its first collection of bridal lingerie […]

Three top Debenhams directors including chief executive Rob Templeman will make a paper profit of more than £100m if the retailer pushes ahead with its floatation. Debenhams owners will make a £1.8bn return less than two and a half years after they bought the business. Rival private equity […]

High street clothing giant Gap has launched a £300,000 legal action against a graduate whose tiny business organises trips to developing countries for people taking gap years. James Burton, 26, set up Gap Sports and Gap Sports Abroad with his younger brother David in 2004. But Gap claims the companies […]

The season may only just have ended, but the dates for the spring/summer 07 catwalk shows have been set. This time there seems to be less conflict and overlap between cities, however tradeshows dates are still to be confirmed. The women's ready-to-wear shows will commence in New York from September […]

Signs of recovery on the high street are appearing with the release of the results from John Lewis. The department store group reported an increase in sales of 18.9 percent in the week ended 1 April. Total group sales rose 20.5 percent. "Last week produced a really encouraging result and, even allowing […]

The sudden exchange of nearly 10 percent of House of Fraser stock had the industry once again speculating about a possible takeover. A "dawn raid" - which involves a rapid move on the market - caused the department store's stock to surge 8.6 percent. The move was said to be to acquire 6 percent of the […]

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