New York-based Vegan fashion brand Apparis has announced the closing of a 3 million dollar seed round. The brand, which is known for its bold and colorful faux fur coats, said the money would help it establish “a strong digital direct-to-consumer strategy and to continue to aggressively grow the business […]

Home secretary Priti Patel has written to Boohoo urging the fast-fashion retailer to “step up” and ensure its suppliers are “protected and remediated” following allegations of poor working conditions. An undercover investigation by The Sunday Times in July found that some factories in Leicester that […]

Online intimates brand Bare Necessities is to be acquired by global clothing manufacturer Delta Galil Industries. The transaction is expected to close in the next few weeks and be accretive to earnings next year, Delta Galil said in a statement. Established in 1998, Bare Necessities currently offers […]

Clearpay, the retail payments platform known as Afterpay in the US, Australia and New Zealand, is expanding into Spain, France and Italy with the acquisition of Pagantis. The ‘buy now, pay later’ payments provider announced that it has entered into an agreement with NBQ Corporate SLU to acquire Pagantis […]

Topshop-owner Arcadia has been accused of offering some of its staff redundancy pay based on the 80 percent pay they received while furloughed, rather than their regular pay. The retailer confirmed in July it was to cut 500 jobs from its 2,500-strong head office workforce to help mitigate the impact […]

CEO INTERVIEW If any segment of the fashion industry has been hit hard by the corona crisis then it is bridal fashion; or so you would think. "The bridal fashion industry is very resilient," says Amandine Ohayon, CEO of the Pronovias Group, during a telephone conversation with FashionUnited. "Of course, […]

Harvey Nichols has reportedly appointed advisers to weigh up options for the company amid a drop in footfall at its locations which are usually particularly popular with tourists. The luxury department store chain has called in accounting firm PwC to look into the “viability of its store estate and […]

A recession is often paired with a slump in sales and cost-cutting, but brands and retailers looking to reduce spending shouldn’t necessary cut their marketing budgets, according to research published by the Harvard Business Review (HBR). “Companies that have bounced back most strongly from previous […]

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has acquired DW Sports out of administration. The company, which owns brands Sports Direct, House of Fraser, Jack Wills and Evans Cycles, among others, said it has acquired “certain” assets of DW Sports for an initial cash consideration of 37 million pounds. Frasers Group […]

Celine Group Holdings, the holding company for Debenhams, has reportedly called in advisers to prepare its own administration. Philip Watkins and Philip Armstrong from FRP Advisory have been called in as advisers, The Times reports. The move means Celine wouldn’t have to pay overdue interest payments […]

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