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Primark removes "fantastically offensive" Walking Dead t-shirt

Wednesday 22 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Discount fashion retailer Primark has pulled a range of t-shirts from its shelves after a minister complained it contained a “racially explicit graphic". The t-shirt bears a picture of a bloodied barb-wired baseball bat, with the phrase “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe” emblazoned on i...


Frenchgate shopping centre to welcome New Look's 21st menswear store

Tuesday 21 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

New Look has announced plans to open its 21st standalone menswear store at Doncaster’s Frenchgate Shopping Centre next month. Taking a 3500sq ft space, the new store will complement the separate 16,000sq ft New Look womenswear store that already exists in the shopping centre. ...


Hugo Boss signing the latest in Intu Metrocentre's upgrades

Tuesday 21 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Shopping centre operator Intu has agreed terms with global fashion brand Hugo Boss to open a new Boss store at Metrocentre in Gateshead. The 4047sq ft store will offer the full range menswear and womenswear collections under the Boss label, including ready-to-wear, shoes and a...


5 Minutes With Eloise Monaghan, Founder & Creative Director, Honey Birdette

Tuesday 21 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

With Australian lingerie retailer Honey Birdette opening its first batch of UK stores in the past few months, the Retail Gazette caught up with Eloise Monaghan, its founder and creative director, to find out what makes her tick. Tell us a bit about yourself and your background...


Clarks to undergo property review & modernisation

Tuesday 21 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Clarks is set to review its property portfolio as part of plans by chief executive Mike Shearwood to modernise its shops. The shoe retailer has appointed agents at Harper Dennis Hobbs to conduct the review, and their task is to ensure all stores are the right size and in the r...


Reiss appoints Next veteran Christos Angelides as CEO

Monday 20 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Fashion retailer Reiss has hired Next veteran Christos Angelides to be its chief executive as part of a “planned succession process”. Angelides will eventually take over the top job from David Reiss, who founded the British retail chain 46 years ago. The announcement comes aft...


Indie of the Month: SilkFred

Monday 20 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

When Emma Watkinson was asked why she devotes her career to supporting and providing a platform for independent brands to sell their wares, her response was simple. “Working with them is an incredibly rewarding thing to do,” she said. “From a business angle it just works. They...


London Fashion Week: Could social media save the fashion industry?

Friday 17 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

London Fashion Week is in full swing as the world's movers and shakers in the fashion industry descend on the capital for a week of catwalks and cocktails. Underneath the celebrity veneer lies another story. The UK’s fashion industry is facing a difficult time. Heritage brands...


Stefanel eyes UK expansion via franchises

Friday 17 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Italian fashion retailer Stefanel is eyeing an expansion in the UK and Irelend through the opening of around 15 franchise stores. The womenswear brand is currently collaborating with franchise consultant Peter Danby, to find potential franchisees, as well as retail property ad...


Kate Spade New York could consider sale

Friday 17 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

American handbag retailer Kate Spade New York has revealed it could be planning a potential sale, following stellar sales results. Craig A Leavitt, chief executive of the fledgling retailer, stated the company was “committed to maximising value and are exploring strategic alte...