John Lewis continued to struggle with slowing sales in the latest week. On Tuesday the department stores and e-tail firm said that sales for the seven days to January 13 fell 3.8% year-on-year to £85.7 million.
On a freezing Monday morning in Milan, the fashion flock descended to the south of the city to witness the fall 2018 collection of Giorgio Armani and, quite simply, was treated to a masterclass in modern tailoring.
Swedish fashion e-tailer NA-KD is planning to boost its global expansion after a funding round saw it raising $45 million. This will now be used to help it grow in the UK, US and major European markets
Diesel's premium label, headed by Andreas Melbostad, expanded its horizons at Milan Fashion Week Men with a collection displaying multi-ethnic inspirations gleaned from the brand's intercontinental travels.
On 11 January, Dutch department store chain de Bijenkorf announced that it is closing its Woerden-based distribution center. De Bijenkorf plans to merge and outsource all distribution activities to a new partner in 2019.
UK consumers who shop online already are becoming more online-focused than ever and are increasing the amounts they buy via webstores, a new report shows and more than half of women buy clothes online.
Boohoo continued its impressive run in the last months of 2017 with its main brand, as well as PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal, all powering ahead globally. Can surging growth continue? The company thinks it can.