French baby and children's fashion brand Petit Bateau announced yesterday that it has entered into a distribution partnership with Fung Kids Limited, part of Hong Kong-based Fung Retailing Limited, to enter China's fast growing babies and children's wear market. The brand, which is privately-owned by […]

The growing demand for 'fast-fashion' continues to spread around the world, leading some apparel retailers to introduce extreme measures. Founder of 'fast-fashion', Spanish holding company Inditex has seen such success and demand in Venezuela since the launch its labels Zara, Bershka and Pull & Bear, […]

Italian luxury leather goods company Valextra has opened its first US store on Madison Avenue in New York this week. Driving the expansion is the newly-minted CEO Alessandra Bettari, who joined the firm a little over a month ago. The new store, which was designed by architect Marco Constanzi, encompasses […]

The London-based internet portal Farfetch.com has launched a new click-and-collect service, which will allow customers to pick up items at any one of over 100 fashion boutiques the world over after ordering them online, perhaps from a store thousands of miles away. Farfetch, through which more than […]

UK retailers struggled throughout the month of October, with less people venturing out to the high street and town center vacancy rates continue to increase. According to the latest data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard, the number of empty stores in UK town centers increased […]

Lifestyle brand Hunter is set to open its first flagship store on London's Regent Street this Wednesday. The 5,300 square foot store, which used to be a Ferrari shop, has been converted into a bucolic retail space by creative director Alasdhair Willis. He designed the store together with design consultancy […]

UK retailer JD Sports is said to be in talks with retail landlords to reduce rent on a number of its Bank stores, as the retailer looks to cut down costs for its loss-making fashion branch. Peter Cowgill, Executive Chairman at JD Sports revealed to Reuters that the firm had spoken to landlords and is […]

British fashion label Hobbs has opened its debut pop-up store in Marylebone, West London, in time for the holiday season shopping rush. The pop-up shop, which opened its doors for the first time Wednesday, will be avaliable for a limited time only. The temporarily store, which can also be found online, […]

REPORT_ Nordstrom reported earnings per diluted share of 0.73 dollars for the third quarter ended November 1, 2014, in-line with company expectations. This represented an increase of 5.8 percent, compared with earnings per diluted share of 0.69 dollars for the third quarter ended November 2, 2013. During […]

Moncler is partnering with South Korean luxury group Shinsegae International to further expand its brand and retail in the Korean market. It is thought Moncler signed a joint venture in which Moncler will hold 51 percent and Shinsegae International, 49 percent. The new company, which will be named Moncler […]

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