Mulberry is attempting to raise GBP3.5m which will be invested in the business, by way of an open offer underwritten by its largest shareholder Challice. If no other shareholders take up the offer of new ordinary shares at 28p per share, Challice's stake in @Mulberry will be increased from 41.5 per […]

Two of Harrods' top buyers have left the Knightsbridge department store to set up their own fashion label. The brand, called Milla, is to be launched for spring 04. The duo teamed up with Paul Dass, brother of CCDK boss Barry Dass, who will be responsible for the label's production. The 35-piece collection […]

Whoever said English tradition is frumpy and out of date, can rest assured our treasured heritage is making its way into high fashion. This is evident when no-one other than Miuccia Prada was inspired by the bold geometric designs of traditional mens-outfitters Holliday & Browne, and adapted the […]

Marks and Spencer Group has appointed Barbara Cassani chief of London's 2012 Olympic bid, as a non-executive director. Cassani is chairman of London 2012, which is developing London's bid to bring the Olympic Games to the capital. She will take up her new role with the UK's best known high street retailer […]

It is not easy for retailers to make the trans-Atlantic leap. British designers setting up shop in the US face different barriers than their European counterparts. Similarly, for Americans to bring their brands to this side of the Atlantic requires more than a few chief executives and disposable marketing […]

New Look's New London flagship store is a 15,000sq ft futuristic space, due to open August 21st. The shop design was done by Future Systems, the hip architects that have been commissioned to turn the Marble Arch store into an ultra modern shopping experience. First to gain your attention will be the […]

A week of record temperatures has hit shopper numbers in the UK, according to the latest figures from FootFall. The number of shoppers across the UK during last week's hot weather was down 7.3 per cent compared to the same week in August 2002. This equates to a 9.3 per cent week-on-week drop, the largest […]

Early last year, Foot Locker announced it was cutting its Nike orders to protest restrictions on shoe prices and selection. Nike responded by slashing its planned 2003 shipments to Foot Locker by $400 million, withholding some of the most popular Nike shoes. As both companies have reported recent losses […]

According to fashionistas, the lifespan of a shoe is a debating matter. A killer heel, if classic and understated, may be worn a few seasons, but a fashion statement like this summer's silver wedges, should, according to trend-followers really not be worn after September. So too are the new breed of […]

European diplomats have lashed out at a Hong Kong fashion company for using swastikas and other Nazi party symbols. The firm,, designed a range of clothes with Nazi symbols and launched new decorations this past week in its 14 stores. The company's marketing manager, Deborah Cheng, […]

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