Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) and Austria’s Signa Holding have signed a deal that would see HBC selling around half of its European business to Signa. The development would bring two major German department store chains Kaufhof and Karstadt together, reports Reuters quoting German magazine WirtschaftsWoche. […]

Seafolly, Australia’s largest swimwear brand, is expanding to China. Its products will be launched on Alibaba’s e-commerce platform, Tmall Global, later this month. While China is not the first country that comes to mind when we think of sunbathing and bikinis, it is actually a promising market for […]

Authentic Brands Group LLC (ABG), has announced the completion of Nine West and Bandolino acquisition from Nine West Holdings, Inc. Through this purchase, the company said, ABG increases its footwear and accessories business to over 2 billion dollars in global retail sales, further establishing its […]

BC Partners has announced that, through its participation in Pronovias Group, the company has reached an agreement with Carlo Cavallo, Alessandra Rinaudo and Luigi Cavallo to acquire Nicole Fashion Group SpA, a leading European bridal fashion firm. Commenting on the development, Amandine Ohayon, CEO […]

INTERVIEW Mandeep Singh is a busy man. FashionUnited catches the CEO and co-founder of e-commerce platform Trouva on the phone in between meetings and a heavy schedule of appointments. Nevertheless, Singh is chatty and evidently in a good mood. He has reason to – Trouva has just hit a big milestone […]

INTERVIEW Liu Jo, the Carpi-based pret-a-porter brand, recently launched broke into the Chinese market with the launch of its first shop in Shanghai. The aim of the brand’s newest expansion is to gain more international experience in order to make its debut on the runways at Milan Fashion week. Speaking […]

June 2018 same-store sales including online sales at Uniqlo Japan, part of the Fast Retailing Group, decreased by 4 percent year on year. The company said in a statement that sales at the company-owned stores decreased by 4.7 percent and total sales including online sales decreased by 3.6 percent. The […]

Perry Ellis International’s board of directors has confirmed receipt of a non-binding, unsolicited proposal from privately-held Randa Accessories Leather Goods LLC to acquire 100 percent of the fully diluted common stock of Perry Ellis for 28 dollars per share in cash. Recently, on June 16, Perry Ellis […]

The competition for who will claim Perry Ellis is heating up. Randa Accessories has made a 28 dollars per share offer for the menswear company, which is 50 cents more than the current offer on the table from the apparel brand’s founder George Feldenkreis. This could derail what could have been smooth […]

Pentland Group Plc, for the year ended December 31, 2017 recorded total group revenue increase of 25 percent to 3.6 billion pounds (4.7 billion dollars), which the company said was driven by a record performance from JD Sports Fashion Plc. Group operating profit, before amortisation of intangibles and […]

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