Groupe Christian Dior, which controls the Christian Dior Couture fashion design business and luxury product giant LVMH, reported on Monday that first-half profits had surged by 58.6 percent. Net profit after minority payments was 157 million euros from 99 million euros in the same period of last year. […]

Christian Dior Couture, the fashion and accessories division of Christian Dior, enjoyed a very profitable first half, with operating profits climbing 37%. This despite a stock dip of 0.10% for the company. Christian Dior Couture sales rose by 20% at constant exchange rates for the first half. The strength […]

News of British retailer French Connection's severe profit warning has the industry speculating about the cause of the once popular fashion chain's approaching demise. People bandy about the terms "branding" and "not sufficiently attractive product range". However, "pricing" appears to play the bigger […]

British fashion chain French Connection announced a drastic profit warning last week, sending both the City and the industry into a tailspin. Conjecture regarding the company's appalling performance was endemic. The company blamed an unattractive winter range - with too many basics and not enough fashionable […]

Forty years ago, in its heyday, the London fashion and lifestyle emporium was the place to shop. Biba, founded by husband-and-wife-team Barbara Hulanicki and Stephen Fitz-Simon in 1964, rapidly became an iconic brand on the London fashion scene. Known for its anti-establishment attitude to fashion and […]

The US-based lingerie company is set to cross the Atlantic for the first time to make her debut at various London airports. Victoria's Secret will introduce her beauty line to the European market this November. The company will reveal these plans during a press conference in London this week. Victoria's […]

The total losses from retail crime in the UK fell by £700m to £1bn in 2003, down from £1.7bn in 2002, but retail employees are at an increased risk of violence. The British Retail Consortium's eleventh annual Retail Crime Survey, sponsored by ADT, shows a rise of 78 per cent in the […]

London Fashion Week kicked off with some of the biggest names in British contemporary fashion showing on Monday night. Paul Smith, Giles Deacon and Victim all presented their Spring/Summer 05 collections to international press and buyers alike. But fashion week isn't just about the clothes any more; […]

Yet another Inditex clothing brand is set to launch in the UK and Ireland. Next month Bershka, a brand that targets 15-27 year olds, will open it's first UK shop in Newcastle's MetroCentre. Its next shop will open on London's Oxford Street, next to Mango. Ireland will follow suit in 2005. Bershka currently […]

Burberry is to launch a new fragrance, Burberry Brit Red, in October. Scented with notes of jasmine, mandarin, rose and gingerbread, it will come in the signature Burberry Brit tartan bottle, designed by Fabien Baron. Developed as a special-edition fragrance for limited distribution, Burberry Brit Red […]

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