Asos’ latest trading statement shows that the online fashion retailer is back in vogue. Thanks to record Black Friday sales, total sales jumped an impressive 20 percent or more across all geographical regions. Nigel Frith, a senior market analyst at www.asktraders.com, told FashionUnited in a statement: […]

Marks & Spencer is shifting the focus of its kidswear range from “special occasion” to “everyday style” as part of a broader plan to appeal to “busy family customers” and grow market share in kidswear. The shifting focus comes as the British retailer notices changes in buying behaviour across its kidswear […]

As Chinese New Year approaches - this year it falls on 25 January - 22 percent of luxury fashion marketers in the UK are capitalising on the event by launching specific Lunar New Year campaigns, according to new research. In the last two years, there has been a 35 percent increase in UK campaigns targeted […]

OPINION It took me the most of a year to be convinced that parting with my beloved often unworn designer items online was the best method of participating in the circular economy while also freeing up closet space. Choosing from among the many resale platforms involved comparing the product assortment […]

The retail climate is not ideal for department stores at the moment. JC Penny today announced plans to close six stores by April of this year. The retailer currently operates around 850 stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, after having closed 37 stores in 2019. JC Penny has experienced poor sales […]

IN PICTURES International auction house Sotheby's has launched a streetwear collection with Highsnobiety, as part of the media brand’s pop-up concept with Selfridges. The limited-edition Sotheby's ‘Old Masters’ streetwear collection includes T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies featuring highlights from […]

Nordstrom will be the first retail partner of shapewear label Skims. The Kim Kardashian West-owned brand has experienced a successful direct-to-consumer business despite only having launched in September 2019, likely due to the popularity of its celebrity founder and niche market. Skims will launch […]

Luxury womenswear retailer The Shop at Bluebird, Jigsaw’s sister brand, is closing its Covent Garden concept store at the end of January, less than two years after relocating from Chelsea, where it resided for more than a decade. In a statement on its Instagram page, The Shop at Bluebird said: “Time […]

TK Maxx is set to open a store at Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough in March. The fashion and lifestyle brand will be opening a 37,500-square-foot unit on Queensgate’s Upper Mall, which will open formally in mid-2021. The store will have a flexible no-walls design which will allow it to expand […]

Age-inclusive online independent fashion boutique The-Bias-Cut.com has launched a cost-per-wear Calculator across all its products to encourage its customers to more carefully consider the purchases they make. The calculator allows customers to divide the price of the item they are considering buying […]

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