British retailer Cath Kidston, widely known for its vintage prints and cutesy florals, has enlisted model and actress Poppy Delevingne to front its spring/summer 2019 campaign, as part of a new strategy to reposition the brand towards a younger audience. The move is being called “pivotal” by the heritage […]

For the third quarter to December 29, 2018, Burberry Group Plc reported total revenues of 711 million pounds compared to 719 million pounds in the same quarter last year, representing a decline of 1 percent at reported FX and 2 percent and constant FX. Comparable stores sales for the quarter were up […]

Footwear brand Skechers is adding more than 175,000 square foot of office, design and showroom space to its corporate headquarters in California as part of its commitment to global growth. The expansion of the Skechers corporate headquarters will span several adjacent buildings in Manhattan Beach and […]

On a preliminary basis, Hugo Boss Ag said that group sales grew by 7 percent in the reporting currency and 6 percent in local currencies to 783 million euros (889 million dollars) with both the company’s own retail business and the wholesale business recording positive growth. On non-audited basis, […]

ANALYSIS New York - The American group of watches and accessories Fossil Inc. has just announced the sale of its technology for the manufacture of smartwatches to Google. As announced on Thursday evening via statement, the deal includes Fossil’s intellectual property and part of the research and development […]

VF Corporation’s revenues for its third quarter ended December 29, 2018 were up 8 percent or 10 percent in constant dollars to 3.9 billion dollars. Excluding acquisitions net of divestitures, the company said, revenue increased 7 percent or 9 percent in constant dollars, driven by VF’s largest brands, […]

CEO INTERVIEWAmazon, Alibaba, Shopify and even Instagram have made it easier for starters to launch a niche fashion brand online. However, the “first mile” of the supply chain hasn’t changed much: the majority of fashion manufacturers still operate according to the traditional model, in which collections […]

ANALYSIS New York - The giant of affordable fashion has presented its quarterly results for the period spanning the 16 weeks ended on January, 5. The figures, which include Christmas sales, reflect an increase of 4 percent. The market has received the news with joy, sending the shares of Associated […]

Swedish financial tech firm Klarna has confirmed that American rapper, Snoop Dogg, aka Calvin Broadus, has become a minor shareholder in the company, which offers retailers including Asos and Missguided buy-now-pay-later services. “Snoop is not only a rap legend, but also a successful businessman, with […]

For the first quarter to January 5, 2019, sales at Primark, part of the Associated British Foods, were 4 percent ahead of last year, at both constant currency and actual exchange rates. The company said in a statement that with a higher operating profit margin, profit was well ahead and that sales growth […]

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