No decision yet taken on industrial use. Benetton Group, with reference to articles recently published in the press, declares that no microchips (Smart Labels) are present in the more than 100 million garments produced and sold throughout the world under its brand names, including the Sisley brand. […]

High class shoe label Jimmy Choo has announced it plans to open 25 new boutiques all around the world within six months and increase its turnover by 30%. The company, which was founded by Tamara Mallon and Jimmy Choo, is getting ready to invade the markets. Nowadays the brand counts 200 flagship stores […]

Italian fashion giant Benetton reported a sharp drop in net-profits for the year 2002 and at the same time announced that 46-year old Silvano Cassano was named its new chief executive. Turnover for 2002 showed the staying power of the clothing division and a sharp drop in the sports division, with a […]

Sears Canada is relaunching the Vogue Dessous and Vogue Bra intimate apparel brands. The company acquired the trademarks of Vogue Brassiere Incorporated last year and will be the exclusive seller of the Vogue intimate apparel brand in North America. "Vogue had been an important component of the Intimate […]

Boardriders brand Quiksilver has opened the doors of a store at Times Square in New York City in the middle of March. This latest Quiksilver Boardriders Club features 3,300 square feet of retail space with a 20-foot "wave wall" of video screens showing high-impact surfing, skating and snowboarding images. […]

To finace the takeover of 28 Famous Brunswick stores in the UK the Brantano Group has entered into an agreement with the Belgian vastgoedbevak Retail Estates on the sale of 11 Brantano stores for a total amount of 8 million euro. After the sale, Brantano will once again rent all sold stores. With this […]

British retail giant Marks & Spencer this week announced plans for a new "smart-casual" range aimed at men over the age of 35 who find it difficult to keep up with the latest fashions. The new range will be called SP and is about to be in stores this coming September. M&S director of product […]

Luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton has opened its first store in India for Vuitton leather goods brand and revealed it plans to open several more stores there in the future. The world's biggest luxury goods company said the new store, in central New Delhi, brings its global network […]

Supermodel Kate Moss and fashion designer Stella McCartney have been named on a list of Britain's 100 Most Influential Women. The trendy pair share the fashion category with Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, Burberry CEO Rose Marie Bravo and Sarah Doukas who founded the Storm Model agency and is credited […]

Mango reported its sales for the year increased 13 per cent to GBP 656.7m in 2002. The company, which generates 72 per cent of its total turnover outside homeland Spain, entered seven new markets in the year. The chain started trading in Australia, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Moldova and Tunisia. […]

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