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M&S is doubling down on brands strategy, sees £1bn potential
M&S is reportedly ready to dive even deeper into selling external fashion brands alongside its own label in a move that would take it even closer to a traditional department store model.
Backlash starts over John Lewis potentially changing staff ownership structure
John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has moved fast with reassurances that any outside investor s brought in won’t mean the end of the firm’s employee ownership model as criticism of what’s not even a definite plan has begun.
Esprit issues profit warning, hit by a mixture of problems
Esprit Holdings has issued a profit warning for the 2022 financial year, announcing to the Hong Kong Stock exchange that it will make a loss for the year compared to the profit of a year earlier.
GOAT Brand Labs partners with THG Ingenuity to take Indian brands global
GOAT Brand Labs has partnered with THG Ingenuity to build, execute localised digital strategies, and help Indian direct-to-consumer brands boost their digital presence in India and global markets.
Net-A-Porter launches SS23 mood-enhancing campaign, details key trends
Luxury e-tailer Net-A-Porter has just unveiled its SS23 seasonal marketing campaign with a focus on “the new-season heroes" to "elevate your look and mood”, and a response to key search trends.
Lifestyle destination Woo names Mullin Fashion Editor-at-Large
Gen Z culture and wellness destination Woo has appointed Callum Mullin as its first Fashion Editor-at-Large, with the fashion writer, model and social media star joining the “genre-defining platform”.
Lands' End swings to loss in 2022, e-commerce hurts revenue count
Lands’ End, Inc. announced on Thursday said net revenues for the fiscal year 2022 decreased 5% to $1.56 billion, on the back of double-digit declines in the apparel company's global e-commerce.
OVS-owned Piombo opens first store in New York
Opened last Wednesday on Spring Street in New York, the first Piombo store in the United States is immersed under a monochrome blue sky. The brand should open its fourth store in Paris next May.
Analysis: as John Lewis mulls ownership tweak, why is it lagging rival M&S?
Not so many years ago, John Lewis was unstoppable while M&S was in an endless turnaround phase. Today, the situation has reversed and John Lewis is even reportedly thinking of changing its prized ownership structure.
North Sails signs new British and Norwegian brand ambassadors for SS23 collection
International lifestyle apparel brand North Sails has unveiled its SS3 editions of its Sailor Jacket and three new brand ambassadors to promote them.
Zadig & Voltaire entrusts its human resources to Jessica Franck
The French premium brand has appointed Jessica Franck has head of human resources. She reports to Rémy Baume, the general manager.
New luxury collaborations for spring are easy-going, chic, unusual
Luxury labels JW Anderson, MM6, Tommy Hilfiger, Giorgio Armani and Patou have dropped collaborations with artists and celebrities, creating unexpected capsule collections, both chic and casual, classic and creative.
Rakuten positions itself as a platform for Japanese design in Paris
Ryo Matsumura, head of Rakuten Fashion, tells FashionNetwork.com about the Japanese e-commerce giant's projects. Sponsor of Tokyo Fashion Week, the platform intends to support and promote Japanese design.
Mango enters rental with new pilot and investment in La Más Mona
Mango has become the latest big-name fashion retailer to invest in the clothing rental sector, specifically in start-up La Más Mona, a party dress and accessories rental platform.
Charles Tyrwhitt is opening in Bristol, marks homecoming for the brand
Charles Tyrwhitt is returning to its retail roots. The UK menswear retailer is to open its first store in Bristol — the city where it was founded 37 years ago.
Coperni moves into rental in deal with Hurr
More and more labels are linking up with specialists to launch rental collections and the latest is hot Parisian label Coperni, which has partnered with Hurr on the project.