Tesco's expansion plans for its clothing offer are likely to put extra pressure on the bottom end of the market, according to analysts. The supermarket grew its YUK clothing market share by 40 per cent in value and 60 per cent in volume terms in 2002, to 1.4 and a 4.4 per cent of the market respectively. […]

Cult Japanese denim brand Edwin is launching across the UK for spring 04. The label, which has been sold exclusively by Selfridges for three seasons, is looking for forty top end streetwear stockists. "We're coming in at a price level that will sit comfortably alongside the likes of Evisu," said UK […]

Criminals have good taste. So says marketing guru Kevin Braddock, who has investigated fashion brands becoming guilty by association. While companies may not care who buys their product - as long as it is bought - marketing managers may be concerned that their brands are spending too much time in bad […]

Retailers had a difficult April and May, and while June proved good for sales as the warm weather inspired shoppers to indulge on the summer fashions, it may be too hot on the high street for Marks & Spencer. Marks & Spencer, who released the first quarter figures last week, could interpret […]

Liz Hurley is to wear a red sari designed by Donatella Versace when she walks down the aisle with her Indian love Arun Nayar. She and Arun have decided to have two wedding ceremonies, one in Mumbai and another in London, and Hurley, 36, is to have asked Donatella to create the sari as well as a white […]

John Galliano and Hedi Slimane are turning out to be the fashion world's dynamic duo, as sales at Christian Dior rose 10 per cent to 236m Euro. The results are bound to put a smile on the face of Bernard Arnault, the luxury goods tycoon who controls Christian Dior, and by extension LVMH Moet Hennessy […]

Avant-garde Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have created a landmark design for luxury group Prada in their Tokyo store last month, continuing to push the boundaries of store design. Reputed to have cost GBP52 million, the new store features technological gadgets that would sit more comfortable […]

Children's footwear brand Start-rite will close its last remaining production facility in Norwich on September 26. The closure will see 28 jobs beings cut. From September, all products will be sourced from overseas in an effort to improve Start-rite's competitive edge in the children's market, the company […]

The UK as a manufacturing source is finished, according to one leading menswear manufacturer.Simon Berwin, managing director of Leeds-based Berwin and Berwin, told Drapers that successive governments had shown no interest in the fate of British clothing manufacturers for the past ten years. Berwin and […]

Marks & Spencer on posted a 5.4 per cent jump in first quarter sales from the year-ago period, which as it was boosted by increased demand for its fashions. Britains largest clothing retailer said same-store sales rose 3.8 per cent in the 15 weeks to July 12 with sales in the apparel and footwear […]

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