As Boden, the mass-premium brand beloved of the British middle classes, gets ready to open a high-profile high street store (on the King’s Road in London), the company has reported yet another strong year of trading.
It was something of a historic announcement for H&M Monday as the Swedish fashion retail giant issued its final monthly sales report. The company will issue fewer-but-more-detailed sales reports in future.
Jigsaw has just filed its annual accounts at Companies House and the figures show a fashion chain that’s defying the UK downturn, taking advantage of the migration to e-tail and making the most of opportunities abroad.
LK Bennett has seen some challenges of late but the fashion retailer believes its turnaround is on track, despite more red ink last year. E-sales are surging at home and in the US and it's opening stores in new markets.
Retail entrepreneur Philip Day has confirmed he is the mystery buyer of Jaeger. The billionaire Edinburgh Woollen Mill owner revealed the news as he opened the first of what will be a new chain of UK department stores.
Style Group Brands is urgently seeking backers as its risks an administration filing. The company, formed from the merger of Jacques Vert and Irisa, owns classic womenswear brands including Dash, Eastex and Precis.
Harvey Nichols and John Lewis are among the favourite stores for UK consumers but Topshop and Topman, Peacocks and JD Sports come much closer to the bottom of the list in a new poll from Which that looked at 100 chains.
Retail giant House of Fraser has acquired London-based premium brand Issa for an undisclosed sum. The purchase underpins its strategy “to invest in improving the quality and designs of the most popular house brands.”
John Lewis is taking a deep dive into a new approach to seasonal customer marketing and is launching a summer-long campaign focusing on British life, design and culture. Brands taking part include Mulberry and Hunter.