Within days after Richard Thompson sold Jeager to entrepreneur Harold Tillman, he has now also offloaded the Viyella retail chain. Thompson, the former Queens Park Rangers chairman, bought both chains just two months ago from the Coats textiles group for a nominal sum. The new owner of the Viyella chain […]

British retailer Marks & Spencer is shrugging off its image for old-fashioned clothes now its latest collection made it into fashion bible Vogue. The high street chain has undergone a transformation in an attempt to shake its conservative image, and turn round falling profits. Particular attention […]

US apparel giant Liz Claiborne Inc on Tuesday announced it has agreed to buy posh casual apparel maker Juicy Couture, but did not disclose the sum involved in the takeover. New York-based Liz Claiborne said the deal for Juicy's parent, Travis Jeans Inc, is expected to close in the second quarter. Liz […]

Swiss apparel retailer Charles Vögele Holding on Tuesday said its net profit for 2002 improved to CHF15.9m (GBP 7.5m) from CHF 0.8m(GBP 0.4m) in 2001, but net sales fell to CHF 1.5bn from CHF 1.63bn. The company has seen widely varying performances across its international operations. It said revenues […]

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham could launch her own range of lingerie in a GBP 1m deal with UK retailer Marks & Spencer according to the London Evening Standard. Her hubbie, England football captain David Beckham, already has a deal for childrenswear with the store chain. Victoria Beckham met […]

Affluence, internationalisation and creativeness were the key words of the January 2003 session of the Prêt à porter Paris. Never before did the Paris' fair have such an international dimension. During the last session, foreign representation progressed faster than French representation, […]

MODINT, Trade organisation for fashion, interior design and textiles, located in Amsterdam and FashionUnited.com, located in Teteringen have initiated a close collaboration to encourage e-business in the fashion industry. FashionUnited.com is a competition-neutral B2B platform offering electronic services. […]

Donatella Versace ended Milan's fashion week with clingy miniskirts and block-print leggings inspired by front-row guest and the label's new star, U.S. pop pin-up Christina Aguilera. Donatella showed both the younger, diffusion label Versus and the top-line Versace collection back to back, with hair […]

Canton-based athletic footwear maker Reebok International Ltd. has signed a deal with women's clothing retailer Limited Too in an effort to reach the influential "tween-age" girls market. The partnership calls for Reebok to sell its footwear in Limited Too's stores, on its web site, and through its […]

Donatella Versace has launched a new wristwatch in a numbered series. The Versace Precious Items - line was born in1989, and the new watch is the latest in a series of more precious pieces. The "Versace on Fifth" watch boasts 22 diamonds (0.308 carats each) on its dial and has a strap in alligator leather. […]

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