Etam is understood to have approached footwear retailer Barratts to replace its own-bought footwear offer with a concession business. Industry sources have said that the young fashion chain had been looking to out-source selected product categories, and is known to have approached several footwear specialists […]

Alexandra Shulman from Vogue recently wrote they are the coolest thing to come out of America since the hotdog, and every magazine since seems to be dedicating its glossy pages to praise this LA-based über cool t-shirt label called C&C California. This super hot label has gotten Manhattanites […]

Sales at Pepe Jeans London were down 44 per cent to GBP2.8 million for the year ended March 31 2003. Pre-tax losses rose from GBP25,000 to GBP1,1m for the same period. UK managing director Terry Pearman stated the restructuring of the business, including the opening of standalone stores and culling […]

Classic brand Aquascutum is to axe a quarter of its 200-strong workforce in its factory in Corby, Northamptonshire. The company said that the redundancies were essential for the future success of the business following a strategic review of its manufacturing division. There are no plans to close the […]

Streetwear shows London Centre, London Front Cover and London Edge will merge to all take place at Kensington Olympia next season. Show director Carole Hunter said the three shows will occupy the ground floor and level one of Olympia, creating 25 per cent extra floor space for new exhibitors. The decision […]

If bold optics are your thing, you'll love the fact that prints are back this spring. New fashion darling Jonathan Saunders is hugely responsible. His collection of geometric patterns was lapped up by the style world. Pucci swirls will also be big as will paisley (by Etro), op art (by Paul Smith) and […]

London Fashion Week got off to a buzzing start, with the shows and exhibition drawing fashionistas from both the capitol and abroad. The traditional champagne reception at the Duke of York Square had buyers and press alike swarming around the exhibition, with collections such as Madeleine Press, Tata-Naka, […]

The revived Elite Fabric Show is postponing its debut until September as the response from potential exhibitors has been unsatisfactory. Pegasus Trade Communication which sought to bring back the show after a two-year absence said it had been too late in organising the event and now hopes to attract […]

If you like your underwear urban and sexy, newly launched men's and women's label King Underapparel draws inspiration from hip hop, skatewear and all things urban. This spring, wear your underwear as outerwear, as designers like King have put vest-tops, slips and fancy straps back on the catwalks.

International airports group BAA reported excellent growth in UK airport retailing for the last quarter. The maturing new space within Heathrow Terminal 3 and Stansted pushed net retail income 9.5 per cent higher to GBP138 million (GBP126m in 2002). Net retail income per passenger rose by 3.1 per cent […]

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