Gucci's new designer Alessandra Facchinetti was overwhelmed by the ovation for her debut collection in Milan yesterday. Stepping into the spotlight, the 32-year-old looked as slender as the models parading her curvaceous cocktail dresses, glamorous swimwear and intricate jackets. But Facchinetti is […]

JJB Sports has confirmed that it has received am approach from a potential bidder for the group. Responding to movements in its share price and subsequent press reports, the company said: "The Board of JJB Sports plc has noted recent press speculation and announces that it has received an approach which […]

Bare midriffs, utility trousers and wife beater vests are officially last season. The public are rebelling against the tyranny of cool to enjoy the fine art of dressing up. Grown-up, proper and polished or elegant chic, is the new fashion movement in full flow. The seeds were planted some time back […]

David Beckham is to star alongside Scooby Doo in an animated campaign for Adidas. Beckham is to appear as a ghost who is eventually exposed by Scooby Doo and the rest of Mystery Inc. The advert will be aired from Friday on cable and satellite TV throughout Europe.

The strategy to restore the performance of department store group Allders has "reached deeper and taken longer" than expected, hitting the full year performance of owner Minerva. The property company, which backed the takeover of Allders by Scarlett Retail last year, has reported a loss of GBP21.4m […]

Victoria Beckham recently confessed she prefers fashion over music. By admitting she isn't the world's greatest singer her pop career is taking a backseat to fashion design, something she feels she is talented at, as it 'comes natural.' Her recent designs for Rock and Republic are gaining wide media […]

The latest juicy gossip in designerville is that Tom Ford is not completely out of the fashion loop. But it gets better. Not only is he alleged to be chatting up former Gucci Group CEO, Domenico de Sole, but rumour has it that Ford and Sole were in discussions to buy Versace six weeks ago. According […]

For the month of September retail sales fell to their lowest point in 1 ½ years. The Confederation of British Industry stated that 38% of retailers had reported a decline in year-on-year sales, with only 29% reporting a rise. With analysts having expected a balance of +15% this balance of -9% […]

Tommy Hilfiger Inc., said on Friday that it received a federal grand jury subpoena seeking documents relating to commissions that were paid to a non-U.S. subsidiary since 1990. The investigation focuses on the question of whether the commission rate is appropriate, the clothing company said in a news […]

Billionaire boss of BHS and TopShop, Philip Green, is donating £5 million to found UK's first fashion and retail academy. After failing to buy Marks & Spencer earlier this year, he is placing his money in a venture that ought to benefit not only the UK, but also himself. The academy is geared […]

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