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, […]

Model and actress Laura Bailey has followed in the footsteps of 60s icon Audrey Hepburn and is officially the new face of Jaegar, the fashion retailer. Bailey, 31 will promote the revitalized Jaeger as it embarks on an ambitious global expansion plan. The 120-year-old brand, once famous for its classically […]

USC, the fast-growing Scottish fashion retailer, is projecting turnover for the current year of £100m and profit of up to £7m. Angus Morrison, the company's co-founder, said USC's core customers - 15- to 24-year-olds - are expected to grow in numbers by about 6% up until 2006. "There is […]

Denim brand Lee is opening its first European store in London's Carnaby Street this November. It will house the brand's men's and women's ear collections over two floors, including Lee's Originals, 101s, Union Alls and selected seasonal collections.

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