Accessorize is due to open a new flagship store on Regent Street, London, in July. The store is the chains biggest yet and has 1,492sq ft trading area split over two floors. It will also carry the largest dedicated area for Monsoon childrenswear of any Accessorize store.

Liz Hurley is to wear a red sari designed by Donatella Versace when she walks down the aisle with her Indian love Arun Nayar. She and Arun have decided to have two wedding ceremonies, one in Mumbai and another in London, and Hurley, 36, is to have asked Donatella to create the sari as well as a white […]

Marks & Spencer has agreed a GBP 114.7m sale of its prime office and retail building in Fenchurch Street in the City of London. Chris Williams, property director and Marks & Spencer said: "The sale of the scheme, including the offices, to Gracechurch Property Limited, allows us to recognise […]

Swedish high street success chain Hennes & Mauritz announced sales of USD 3.5bn for the first half of 2003 ending May 31, up 9% on the year previous. H1 operating profit rose 27.5% to USD 521m. Turnover for the second quarter increased 7% to USD1.68bn on like for like sales, while operating profit […]

Today's Marks & Spencer is more confident and fashionable because it has listened to its customers, according to Steve Longdon, M&S director womenswear. Longdon states: "Customers told us three years ago that M&S wasn't fashionable enough and wasn't fast enough, so we had to build fashionability […]

Rumours that Harrods, the notorious Knightsbridge store owned by Mohamed Al Fayed, is for sale continue to circulate and be denied. Whoever takes on the luxury retailer will need a long-term strategy to return it to its former glories. At present the store stocks some of the best brands known to man, […]

A Harvey Nichols magazine advertisement has been withdrawn and described as 'irresponsible' by the Advertising Standards Authority.The ad, part of the fashion victim campaign, featured a man in danger of being hit by a car while a woman drive applied lipstick in her rear-view mirror.

Trendy fashion retailer Reiss is planning to explore the wider international market after opening its first store in Dublin late last year. The company is using the store to judge its performance in a market where it is not well known. Owner David Reiss said its strong trading had prompted it to look […]

T. Singh, a non-executive director of New Look plc have notified the Company that the family have sold 408,452 ordinary shares of the Company at a price of 81 pence per ordinary share. The sale was obligatory as a result of the exercise of options granted to certain senior employees in 2000 pursuant […]

Royal Ascot protocol states formal wear should cover shoulders, skirt length below the knee and hat covering the crown of the head. Zara Philips, arguably the most fashionable royal of the moment, attended the evening in a Gharani Strok dress split to the thigh. The red leaf print and black dress is […]

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