JJB Sports has said to talk about the sale of discount retailer TJ Hughes while posting a 26 per cent fall in first-half pre-tax profit to GBP 24 million. JJB said that the board had entered into discussions which may lead to the sale of TJ Hughes, but that talks are in an early stage. JJB acquired […]

The international Apparel Federation will hold its 19th annual World Apparel Convention 2003 on 24 and 25 June in Istanbul and will focus on free trade. The open session of the convention, Before and after 2005, will ask the question of whether the industry is moving towards free and fair trade at an […]

With the UK summer seemingly shorter than your average holiday abroad, there is no time for bikini faux pas and beach conundrums. You want to look good from the first moment your SPF 30 envelops your skin. On a recent trip to a Barcelona beach, I realised I had been going about it all wrong. My first […]

. Photo: AFP The Milan fashion season has gone off on a happy trip. At Prada the audience was greeted with flight maps superimposed on blow-ups of Venice. Showing 1950s style full-skirted dresses and hand-made-esque prints on luxurious fabrics, Miuccia Prada caught the real mood of the season with a […]

Discount fashion retailer New Look, currently subject to a takeover offer from founder Tom Singh, reports UK like-for-like sales have slipped by 3.6% in the first half. The UK's third largest women's clothing retailer, which has around 500 shops across the country, says sales have dipped due to tighter […]

Madonna's latest video 'Hollywood' bears a striking resemblance to 70s fashion photographer Guy Boudin's images. So much so that the estate is suing the rockstar for overtly copying his compositions. With his work recently shown at the V&A in London, Guy Boudin, who died in 1991 was a ground-breaking […]

The new girls only jeans for women by Levi's is a strategy hoping to lift sales of its vital European market. Newly opened, the Levi Strauss jeans boutique for young women is a move to divide the sexes gradually in other stores, with many in the planning just for women, and many just for men. The new […]

In the first top show of Milan Style Week, Giorgio Armani abandoned his minimalist and classic 80s look for a nautical theme. Showing stripes galore, Armani displayed a choreographed collection of vertical stripes on satin trousers, diagonal stripes on fitted jackets and many a blue tone, all in theme […]

That London Style Week is still a force to be reckoned with is obvious. Playing host to some truly international creative talent, the London fashion scene remains as influential as ever from the catwalk to the high street. With designers such as Sophia Kokosalaki, Katharine Hamnett, Sass & Bide […]

Tie Rack is to substantially increase its range of goods, adding leather accessories, hats, chunky knit scarves and jewellery, to appeal to women as well as men. 20 UK stores will receive a makeover in the next 12 months as Italian owner Frangi, which bought the business four years ago, aims to expand […]

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