The pattern of sales recorded by the British Retail Consortium-KPMG Sales Monitor for the month of March recorded a decrease in retail sales of 0.6% on a like-for-like basis, and a growth of 2.1% on a total basis, compared with a year earlier. The three-month trend rates of growth decreased from 2.5% […]

After the recent launch in London a new fashion store in Copenhagen, Denmark, has now snapped up the DNA label of Auckland designer Doris de Pont. Pia Lund, who is opening Piato, a women's fashion store in central Copenhagen in June, came scouting for labels at last year's L'Oreal New Zealand Fashion […]

This week German fashion house Joop! announced it has been sold to a consortium of its own licensees but did not disclose the sum involved. The company said that the group includes Strellson (Joop! menswear), Egana Goldpfeil (leather goods) and Coty Lancaster, licensee of the Joop! fragrances. Wolfgang […]

British sportswear retailer, JJB Sports, has divulged plans for the launch of a new value-priced kidswear brand. The move is part of a product overhaul. The company has not yet decided on a name for the new brand but said it would go head-to-head with supermarket giant Asda's George label. JJB CEO Tom […]

No decision yet taken on industrial use. Benetton Group, with reference to articles recently published in the press, declares that no microchips (Smart Labels) are present in the more than 100 million garments produced and sold throughout the world under its brand names, including the Sisley brand. […]

High class shoe label Jimmy Choo has announced it plans to open 25 new boutiques all around the world within six months and increase its turnover by 30%. The company, which was founded by Tamara Mallon and Jimmy Choo, is getting ready to invade the markets. Nowadays the brand counts 200 flagship stores […]

Italian fashion giant Benetton reported a sharp drop in net-profits for the year 2002 and at the same time announced that 46-year old Silvano Cassano was named its new chief executive. Turnover for 2002 showed the staying power of the clothing division and a sharp drop in the sports division, with a […]

Sears Canada is relaunching the Vogue Dessous and Vogue Bra intimate apparel brands. The company acquired the trademarks of Vogue Brassiere Incorporated last year and will be the exclusive seller of the Vogue intimate apparel brand in North America. "Vogue had been an important component of the Intimate […]

Boardriders brand Quiksilver has opened the doors of a store at Times Square in New York City in the middle of March. This latest Quiksilver Boardriders Club features 3,300 square feet of retail space with a 20-foot "wave wall" of video screens showing high-impact surfing, skating and snowboarding images. […]

To finace the takeover of 28 Famous Brunswick stores in the UK the Brantano Group has entered into an agreement with the Belgian vastgoedbevak Retail Estates on the sale of 11 Brantano stores for a total amount of 8 million euro. After the sale, Brantano will once again rent all sold stores. With this […]

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