The first woman to head up the Fashion Design Council of India, Rathi Vinay Jay, has big plans for India's fashion industry. Jay revealed that more fashion-related events were going to be organized and that there would be a concerted effort to expand training and education possibilities. She also admitted […]

Lots of little girls want to grow up to become ballerinas and in a world where we are told to tap into our inner child, wouldn't it make sense for us to perpetuate that dream? Of course, most of us won't have the talent, posture or discipline to be a dancer, but that can't stop us from sporting those […]

The new managing director for the British outdoor clothing company Berghaus has indicated that he will continue the growth strategy of his predecessor. Lewis Grundy, who was previously marketing and product director, follows in the footsteps of former managing director Tony Wood by forging ahead with […]

Almost 90 per cent of UK travellers shop during a visit to the US, according to a new survey by Taubman Centers, a leading US shopping centre developer, and the US Department of Commerce. The study compares and contrasts shoppers and cultural shoppers visiting the US in 2003 versus 1997 and examines […]

Despite reports of a seasonal slowdown, some shopping centres have reported record-breaking trading in the last weekend before Christmas, with many beating last year's figures. Annie Walker, director of London's Regent Street Association, which includes some of the capital's flagship stores, said Saturday […]

Any UK retailers pinning their Christmas trading hopes on a late shopping surge could be disappointed, according to the latest figures from KPMG. Data from the third and final study of Christmas shopping trends, undertaken by YouGov on behalf of KPMG, shows that many people are still planning to complete […]

A painting of supermodel Kate Moss, painted by artist Lucian Freud, is expected to sell for GBP3.5 million. The painting, which depicts Kate in naked splendour while pregnant with her daughter Lila Grace in 2002 is to be auctioned by Christie's in London in February. The auction house revealed that […]

The British discount retailer Primark is reputedy considering purchasing some of Allder's department stores.Allders, the troubled department store chain, was put on the market by the property group Minerva. It consists of 25 department stores and 20 home furnishing stores. It is believed that Primark, […]

Fashion retailer New Look is to close its flagship store for a complete revamp only 18 months after its launch. The Oxford Street shop cost £3m to transform into a space age, colourful fashion store and was praised by design critics. And while sales targets surpassed expectancies, the warehouse […]

Debenhams suppliers fear the imposition of a retrospective discount will be one of the first steps taken by Baroness Retail, which took over the business last week. The retrospective discount, a favourite tactic of recent successful buyers of fashion retailers, is believed by Debenhams suppliers to […]

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