The youth oriented UK brand will feature in a new Matthew Vaughn movie, Layer Cake. The film takes place in a future where narcotics are legalized and sold over the counter in a High Street chemist. Bottles of cocaine and ecstasy line the shelves of the chemist, with the name FCUK printed on them. The […]

Giorgio Armani has expressed interest in using Thai silk in international haute couture. The Italian fashion designer will research the use of this material in order to incorporate it in his designs for fashion and home furnishings. This was decided during Milan Fashion Week, where Armani met Thai Princess […]

The Italian luxury goods retailer's operating profit more than doubled over the second quarter. Its new owner, Pinault Printemps Redoute (PPR), attributes this surge in profits to higher sales and lower losses from Gucci's Yves Saint Laurent brand. Earnings before interest and tax amounted to £ […]

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes and Mauritz is reported to be in talks to acquire Portugese clothing chain Macmoda. H&M, which already has five stores in Portugal, has opened preliminary negotiations with Maconda, which operates Macmoda, the company which owns the 35-strong chain, according to a […]

The UK supermarket chain has launched fashion label "Tu". The new brand has been developed to rival those by competitors like Asda and Tesco. The Tu line is designed as a must-have item, following fashion trends and colours, at affordable prices. It includes clothing for men, women and children, accessories, […]

Tesco's clothing lines, run by former Arcadia chief executive of John Hoerner, are now the fastest growing brands in the UK. The chain has 1.8 per cent of the clothing market and Sir Terry Leahy believes the sky's the limit in terms of growth. He said: "Clothing has more than doubled in three years. […]

Prada, the Italian luxury goods brand, increased sales by 15 per cent to 800m (GBP544m) at constant exchange rates in the seven months to the end of July, according to The Telegraph. The healthy rise in sales is likely to increase speculation that Prada will finally decide to press ahead with plans […]

The French luxury retailer opened a store in Shanghai last week. In itself a risky move in light of the fact that Shanghai is the hub of the forgeries market. Many designer bags are craftily reproduced here, and Louis Vuitton bags are no exception. However, Vuitton is relying on the Chinese authorities […]

We have good news for you! The UK based firm 'Information Initiative' has launched a new edition of the Fashion Directory. This directory provides the avid shopper with up-to-date information about outlets and warehouse and sample sales in the UK. Over two hundred designer brands such as Donna Karan […]

Following a spate of successful sales in the fashion industry - including last week's sale of Jimmy Choo for GBP101 million - Linda Bennett has revealed that she too is interested in selling. Bennett's intention is to sell a majority stake in her shoes and apparel business in order to be able to focus […]

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