Starting this February, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) will be hosting an exhibition exploring the influence of the centuries-old art form of classical ballet on modern high fashion.
Primark continued to progress in the first quarter of its new financial year with new stores boosting the UK, while France and Italy looked strong and its US stores turned in a a positive like-for-like performance.
The American retailer specialized in streetwear and action sports apparel has announced a solid increase in comparable sales for the 2019 holiday period and increased its financial outlook for the fourth quarter.
Ongoing underperformance at its Australian operations has led to the exit from his group post of Woolworths Holdings’ CEO Ian Moir, the South African company replacing him with an executive from Levi Strauss.
Retailer Anthropologie is continuing the rollout of its smaller, ‘local store’ concept with a third location under the local umbrella having opened. The new store is the second local shop to open in the UK.
Boohoo continued its rapid sales ascent in the four-month period to the end of December and while there was no information about sales at its newly-acquired brands, its existing portfolio went from strength to strength.
With many in UK retail reporting sales falls for the Christmas trading period it was encouraging on Friday to see JD Sports Fashion talking about “positive like-for-like trends in the group's global fascias”.
We’ve become very used Joules reporting a succession of upbeat sales and profit figures so it was something of a shock when on Friday its Christmas trading update was less than rosy and included a profit warning.
Circumstances conspired against Fast Retailing in Q1 with the firm having faced several obstacles in the Asia market. And its Uniqlo chain was also at the mercy of the weather last month as high temperatures hit sales.
Trading stayed challenging at M&S in Q3 with the retail giant reporting just a 0.2% like-for-like sales rise and a total UK sales fall of 0.6%. Yet while Clothing & Home was down, at least the rate of decline slowed.