Outdoor clothing brand Patagonia has named Marty Pomphrey as its new general manager of Patagonia Japan. Pomphrey replaces Takasuki Tsujii who has stepped down from the role after 20 years at the brand.
It’s the end of an era as Karen Millen has disappeared from UK high streets. New owner Boohoo has now closed all Karen Millen stores after running clearance sales since buying the brand, along with Coast, in August.
The American activewear and basics company revealed preliminary sales figures for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2019 on Thursday, predicting strong growth driven by its DTG2Go and Salt Life businesses.
The NRF Holiday Forecast expects U.S. holiday sales to rise between 3.8% and 4.2% year over year in 2019, an increase driven by strong consumer spending power but threatened by ongoing economic uncertainty.
The New Jersey-based owner of Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant and other brands, slipped into net loss in the fourth quarter, reporting a slight dip in sales of 4.3% as it continues to wind down its Dress Barn value banner.
The womenswear collections for next summer presented in New York, London, Milan and Paris showcased 10 main trends, marking a return to a pared-down fashion, though one veined with a yearning for exuberance.
Ted Baker has delivered weak H1 results with a pre-tax loss and a prediction that H2 would be tough too as the weak environment at home and abroad continues to hurt sales. But it still sees strong prospects ahead.