British Airways is not normally associated with mile-high fashion. Their old uniform, a silky geometric print blouse and grey wool skirt designed by Paul Costelloe back in 1993 seems well out of date to most travellers and fashion followers alike. Surprisingly, it was only in the year 2000 that stewardesses […]

What do you get when you cross Bob Dylan with sexy lingerie? No, not another gender confused musician, rather the new face of upmarket underwear range Victoria's Secret' advertising! The new adverts, initially to be seen on American tv, will show his rugged face juxtaposed with shots of model Adriana […]

After two attempts to go public, the Prada Group is launching an initial public offer (IPO) in Milan later this year or in early 2005, Prada chief executive told Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Previous attempts were retracted due to unfavourable market conditions. Net debt for the groups is expected […]

In a bid to secure his business' future, Giorgio Armani is considering a development strategy of working with outside investors L'Oreal and Emaar Properties. To ensure steady growth while not falling prey to luxury-goods groups LVMH or PPR, companies such as L'Oreal would come out favourable as they […]

Ralph Lauren is to introduce a new fragrance later this year. Simply called Lauren Style, the scent has been described as a "sueded floral" containing hints of Moroccan orange flower. The fragrance will be launched in the US followed by an international roll-out in 2005. Bruce Weber has signed up to […]

Retail Events Ltd. has announced the topics of two conferences to be held this Spring. The first, Interactive Kiosks 4 Retailers is to be held on the 18th of May. The second, Strategic Outsourcing 4 Retailers will be held on June 15th.For more information visit www.retailevents.co or contact 020 7430 […]

If ever you felt self-conscious about showing your legs, fret no more. The guru of style, Giorgio Armani, has teamed with Austrian hosiery maker Wolford to great luxury and fashionable leg and bodywear. The new range will be available from select boutiques and department stores this autumn.

Marks & Spencer is aiming to cut 1000 head office jobs. The 58,000 store staff jobs are said to not be affected, the cuts will be focussed at four UK locations over the next two years, saving GBP25m a year of costs in the process. The job losses stem from a review of M&S's head office and financial […]

In a move to go private, high street retailer New Look is to end its stock market listing and will be suspending trading its shares. Founder Tom Singh, who is buying the company by a consortium, will see him hold a 23 per cent stake under the GBP699m deal. The retailer is to seek a delisting of its […]

London is getting funky again with the opening of some hot new stores. Bond St is getting busy with D&G opening at number 53, just a short distance from the tastefully boarded-up Norman Foster/David Mlinaric building for Asprey set to open this May. Sloane Street is trying to keep up with its Bond […]

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