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UK inflation rises as womenswear prices jump
UK inflation has risen again, a sign that we’re not out of the woods yet and consumer activity is still being hurt by surging prices with fashion prices rising faster than they've done in over a decade.
Fursac's Elina Kousourna is new CEO of Maje
SMCP has named a new CEO for one of its star brands, Maje, with Elina Kousourna set to take the helm as of April 17. It will see her move from heading the Fursac brand for the company after three years.
Nobody's Child to add new premium collection
UK women’s fashion brand Nobody’s Child is rarely out of the news these days given its link-up with M&S. But the latest headline is about the brand expanding its offer to launch a new premium collection from 24 March.
Charity Super.Mkt to open at Oracle after Brent Cross success
No wonder Charity Super.Mkt is back with a new pop-up store. It had raised over £300,000 for UK charities at Brent Cross, London, last month (and reinvented charity shopping in the process, it says).
Greenwashing: As EC prepares key proposals, MTLC issues warning and plea
As the European Commission prepares to announce key proposals for legislation to tackle greenwashing this week, a key advocacy group has a clear wishlist of what its wants to see.
Vinted report claims big CO₂ savings for secondhand compared to buying new
Vinted — the peer-to-peer secondhand fashion marketplace — has released a new report backing up its sustainability claims and saying that it's "a better choice for the climate than buying new".
Alibaba rival Pinduoduo sees revenue fall short on weak China consumer spending
PDD Holdings Inc, which owns discount e-commerce platforms Pinduoduo and Temu, missed expectations on Monday for fourth-quarter revenue as China's post-reopening consumer recovery remains patchy.
Hilfiger kicks off Shawn Mendes capsule launch with Regent St event
Tommy Hilfiger has a major new collab partner for a new age of sustainability. The US label has teamed up with singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes with the new collection and global campaign launched in London on Monday.
Fashion retailer Scotch & Soda seeks bankruptcy for Dutch operations
Privately held retailer Scotch & Soda, which is based in Amsterdam, has filed a bankruptcy request for its Dutch operations, newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad (FD) reported on Monday, citing a company statement.
Cos opens first Edinburgh Store in flagship development
Fashion retailer Cos has debuted its very first store in Edinburgh, with the H&M Group brand located in the £1 billion retail and entertainment destination St James Quarter.
Moschino announces that Jeremy Scott is stepping down as creative director
The house of Moschino announced on Monday afternoon that Jeremy Scott is stepping down as creative director of the Milan-based marque, after a decade long rein.
TK Maxx to open in former Debenhams at Westfield London
TK Maxx’s ambitious London expansion plans have seen the fashion and homewares retailer striking a key flagship store deal. It will open in Westfield London this autumn in the former Debenhams store.
Frasers Group completes Luton's The Mall buy, is confident for physical retail
Frasers Group’s well-documented commitment to physical retail has taken a big step forward with the company buying a shopping centre – The Mall in Luton -- for £58 million.
Reactive pricing platform BlackCurve gets funding injection
Pricing website BlackCurve has secured an additional £750,000 in new funding, bringing its total raised to £3.7 million, to fund expansion into core online markets.
Mango launches new premium line, 'Capsule'
The Spanish brand has unveiled a new Spring/Summer 2023 women's collection. Entitled "Capsule", the formal wear line is now available online and in select shops.
M&S is doubling down on brands strategy, sees £1bn potential
M&S is reportedly ready to dive even deeper into selling external fashion brands alongside its own label in a move that would take it even closer to a traditional department store model.