Matalan, the UK discount clothing retailer, is expected to post flat first-half profits this week as speculation continues about a bid from US retail mammoth Wal-Mart. Analysts are forecasting interim profits of between £41m and £44m, compared with profits of £41,2m in the last interim […]

Jewellery designer Philippa Holland has got off to quite an auspicious start in her career. London-based Holland sold a pair of wishbone hoop earrings to the It-girl du jour and gorgeous girlfriend of Jude Law, Sienna Miller. She subsequently wore the earrings to the London premiere of her new movie […]

Hackett, the UK-based upmarket menswear retailer, is drawing up plans for a major expansion into the US, Japan and Germany. The store group, which is owned by Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods company, is in talks with potential retail, wholesale and licensing partners about opening stores or striking […]

There is a new player on the e-tail market. The British www.clothesagency.com is the brainchild of Lady Sara Apsley. The Gloucestershire-based Lady Apsley has provided all would-be wheelers and dealers in fashion with an easy alternative to the sophisticated eBay. The website is dedicated to fashion, […]

Jimmy Choo, a favourite for shoe-loving fashionistas around the world, has appointed investment bank NM Rothschild to look at selling the business. The bank is to review the options for the company, including a sale or float on the stock market that could raise as much as £100m. The brand frequently […]

Ethina, the first retail outlet in the UK to sell high-end couture garments designed and produced by New Delhi's top designers, has opened in the Great Western Arcade, Birmingham. Founded by Harprit Sall, who has a long experience of the New Delhi fashion industry from her frequent visits to India from […]

London's Christmas will kick off in truly incredible style on November 7 when the famous Regent Street Christmas lights are switched in association with the opening of Disney/Pixar's 'The Incredibles'. From the Academy award-winning creators of Toy Story, Monsters, Inc and Finding Nemo, 'The Incredibles' […]

British Vogue is once again searching for the next brightest thing in fashion journalism. All wanna-be Anna Wintours are invited to submit two short pieces to the magazine. The winner will receive the Jackie Moore Memorial Award for Fashion Journalism, in honour of the esteemed fashion journalist who […]

Last night at the Cosmetic Executive Women Awards at Claridges, Vivienne Westwood was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the fashion business. She was presented the award by none other than Sarah Ferguson, who was appropriately dressed in head to toe Vivienne Westwood.

The Spanish fashion chain has proved to be such a success in Europe that it is now set to launch in Canada next year. From there the company plans to enter the US market. Mango reported that it will open five stores in Toronto and Montreal in the first half of next year, with further plans to open another […]

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