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Wolford launches collab with Dell'Acqua's Nº21 label
As Wolford’s turnaround continues, the brand has been making a big impact with some major-name collabs. And its latest has just launched, with designer Alessandro Dell'Acqua and his brand Nº21.
Honey Birdette works with Ellen von Unwerth for new campaign
PLBY-owned luxury lingerie brand Honey Birdette has linked with fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth again for its latest seasonal campaign, titled ‘On the Run’.
Next Q1 sales dip is smaller than expected, but it's staying ultra-cautious
Next released a Q1 trading statement on Thursday, and while sales dipped, they did so by less than had been expected so the result was far from gloomy against the backdrop of a very tough trading environment.
Sainsbury's results show clothing sales dip, but more goods sold at full price
UK supermarkets giant Sainsbury's released its preliminary full-year results on Thursday and said that its total retail sales were up 5.2%, although excluding fuel they were only up 2%.
Fast Retailing opens Uniqlo-Theory Covent Garden flagship
Fast Retailing’s latest joint Uniqlo and Theory store opened Thursday in a historic London building in Covent Garden that previously housed Jigsaw and the defunct The Shop at Bluebird.
M&S invests millions more in London stores
Retail giant M&S has announced a major investment programme in its London stores, with a new 38,000 sq ft store in Croydon’s Purley Way opening this week.
Primark booms in UK, Europe, has plan for Germany, will expand in US
Primark's sales were up 19% to £4.228bn in H1, reflecting good growth in all countries. And it said it saw strong like-for-like sales growth driven both by price and volume, while new stores are performing strongly.
ShowroomPrivé boosts sales by 17% in Q1
After business contracted in 2022, the French event sales group posted a 17% increase in sales volume and a 12% one in revenue in Q1 2023, thanks to the positive impact of various growth drivers.
Lanvin sales reach record level, loss-making group sees path to profitability
Lanvin Group has reported “record sales and continued margin improvements” for last year with its revenues leaping 37%. It remains loss-making, but said that profitability is within reach
The International Lingerie Show renames its summer edition "Curve Paris"
The Lingerie and Interfilière trade fairs, which were taken over by WSN Développement last summer, have announced that their summer edition 2023 will be held at Porte de Versailles in Paris from July 2 to 4.
Uniqlo to unveil global prototype roadside store
Uniqlo is taking big retail step on Friday, opening a new type of store in Japan. It's “a prototype for global roadside stores, and features innovative design elements that are a first-of-their-kind” for the retailer.
Uniqlo bag tops Lyst Index, Prada is star brand, sunglasses, 90s, quiet luxury are key
Prada may still be the hottest brand on the planet — according to the latest Lyst Index covering Q1 — but the top item being searched for globally via Lyst has been a less-than-$20 shoulder bag.
Fast Retailing's Uniqlo China recovery begins, Theory struggled in latest quarter
Uniqlo, GU and Theory owner Fast Retailing has reported H1 profit 16% higher as China — where it has around 900 stores — has begun to recover and sales proved strong in Europe and North America.
Wolford losses widen but it sees pathway to "sustained profitability"
Wolford’s full-year 2022 figures showed sales rising but, as previously flagged, its profitability didn’t improve and it remained loss-making.
Tesco fashion sales dipped last year but began comeback in Q4
The UK's largest supermarket, Tesco, reported preliminary full-year results Thursday, and while it doesn’t always call out clothing within its reports, it shared some news about how that part of its operation has done.
PLBY Group offloads Yandy brand to focus on Playboy, Honey Birdette
PLBY Group, the owner of Playboy and Honey Birdette, announced on Wednesday the sale of Yandy, a retailer of lingerie and costumes, for $3 million.