Pringle is to launch its first full accessories collection, coming full circle in the lifestyle and luxury brand sector. In addition it will also start wholesaling a golf collection, currently sold in their newly opened Sloane Street store. The accessories collection, consisting of handbags, belts and […]

Trendsetting denim brand Evisu is joining forces with Italian laundry Martelli in a new conceptual jeans collection. The 20 piece European range, called Triple E, was presented yesterday at Pitti, Florence, and saw dyed garments, washed, treated and finished by Martelli. Retail prices will be GBP 150 […]

To see the latest in creative design and fashion talent from Europe, head to Pure Spirit. Held in August, it now has its own hall at Pure Exhibition, Olympia. Pure Spirit is strictly for fashion's brightest brands with the kind of fashion you want to see on the catwalk. Pure London 17-19 August 2003 […]

Watch out Men! If the recent flashbacks of retro fashion didn't tickle your fancy, the trend gets even more prominent next season. The major fashion houses are hoping the 1960s inspired menswear will go straight from the catwalk into your closet. Suits are cut slim and boxy, and proportions shortened. […]

In a bid to cut costs and offer a better service to customers, MaxMara UK is to move its wholesale distribution of the Italian designer label in-house from current UK agent Robert Danielli as of July 1st. The UK subsidiary already runs the MaxMara standalone shops in London's Bond Street and Sloane […]

Italian jeans brand Replay is to launch a new, high-end range at Pitti Uomo in Florence.The new men's and women's label, to be called We R, will include badging inspired by vintage pieces and limited-edition merchandise.Replay's UK sales director Terry Bates told Khabi Mirza: "While the collection draws […]

Joining the Euro would be beneficial for British consumers. Getting rid of the pound would increase price transparency and encourage competition amongst companies, as was confirmed by the Treasury on Monday. Price studies in the EU have demonstrated that British consumers pay more for their products […]

Visa has confirmed that over 4,000 European retailers have now signed up for the Verified Visa scheme, aimed at improving consumer confidence in online shopping. The initiative, was launched in April 2002, alongside 30 acquiring banks and 35 issuing banks. Verified by Visa is designed to improve security […]

Italian Vittorio Radice has joined Marks & Spencer as head of its home furnishings business. Well respected for his turning Selfridges into a modern and glitzy department store, M&S is hoping for a similar turnaround in their Furnishings division. In an interview with Sue Lawley on BBC Radio […]

This autumn will see the launch of the new Jil Sander fragrance, Pure, as unveiled by the Lancaster Group. The scent will be in tune with Sander's minimalist tradition and has been described as "a scent pared down the purest essence." Geneva based Fragrance and flavour developers Firmenich composed […]

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