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Superga to open its doors in Westfield London

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Italian footwear retailer Superga has added Westfield London to its property portfolio, with plans to open in April. The 884 sq ft space on the upper floor of Westfield London will now become the retailer’s eighth UK property, alongside branches in key London locations like Ca...


Matches Fashion boasts 61% revenues rise

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Matches Fashion has reported strong growth across the board in what’s being hailed as “a year of impressive delivery”. In the year to January the fashion retailer posted a revenue rise of 61 per cent to £204 million, alongside an EBITDA of £19 million, up from just £3.4 millio...


Topshop boss quits after 11 years to head up White Company

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The managing director of Topshop has left the fashion retailer to take on a similar role heading up lifestyle and fashion retailer The White Company. Mary Homer, who has been managing director of the Sir Philip Green-owned chain for 11 years and has worked for the billionaire ...


Jacamo partners with Asos

Tuesday 28 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Jacamo has launched a partnership with Asos in an effort to attract more millennial shoppers and reposition its image. The menswear retailer was selected to test out its parent company N Brown Group’s scheme, offering curated ranges to partner websites like Asos. The partnersh...


Moss Bros full year profits skyrocket

Tuesday 28 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Menswear retailer Moss Bros has revealed skyrocketing full year profits “in spite of continuing tough market conditions”. In the year to January 28, pre-tax profits shot up by 20.3 per cent to £7.1 million, while EBITDA climbed 8.8 per cent to £13.6 million. Like-for-like sale...


Hands On with Ted Baker's interactive campaign

Monday 27 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

What is it? Ted Baker has launched a new advertising campaign for its spring 2017 range called Keeping Up with the Bakers, based around a fictional family living in a 1950s-styled suburbia. The campaign has various elements, including its centerpiece 360 degree shoppable adver...


Brantano shuts down online trading

Monday 27 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Brantano has ceased online trading just days after falling into administration. The retailer’s website, which sells major footwear brands including Reebok, Sketchers and Rocket Dog, now redirects online shoppers to a list of 73 physical stores which are still trading. Followin...


New Look owner cancels London listing ahead of Brexit

Monday 27 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

New Look’s owner Brait has announced it has withdrawn plans to be listed on the London Stock Exchange “in light of the uncertainty” brought about by Brexit. Brait was incorporated in Malta, but is listed primarily in Luxembourg and has a secondary listing in South Africa where...


Jones Bootmaker rescued in last-minute pre-pack administration deal

Monday 27 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Heritage retail chain Jones Bootmaker has been rescued from complete collapse after private equity firm Endless acquired 72 of its stores in a pre-pack administration deal. The deal, which was confirmed on Saturday, means around 840 jobs at the footwear retailer will be retain...


Ness acquired by Kiltane, saving 4 stores & 35 jobs

Thursday 23 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Property group Kiltane has purchased four Ness shops, saving the retailer from total collapse. Ness first went into administration last December, when it operated 15 stores in Scotland and England, four concessions, and employed 105 people. Administrators BDO were appointed du...