High street retailer New Look has been announced as a sponsor of the next edition of London Fashion Week; a partnership that will see it host a kick-off party on the eve of the event and launch a curated collection to mark LFW called “The Edit”.
High street giant New Look can leverage its strong online presence to turn around its fortunes, according to a new report from WGSN’s brand tracking tool Barometer.
The creative directors of Topshop and Topman, Kate Phelan and Gordon Richardson, are to leave the business and will be replaced by one creative director across the two brands.
A new start-up is giving brands and designers the opportunity to offer a “you try, we wait” service to its ecommerce customers, similar to those that are starting to come on-stream in the luxury space.
UNIQLO has announced its intention to open a store in Oxford’s Westgate centre this autumn which it says is a significant milestone in its continued UK expansion.
Urban Outfitters has reported a 2% drop in Q2 revenues, which it described as “disappointing”, but said there were encouraging signs of top level growth in future quarters and that Europe had continued to perform well.
The so-called Athleisure trend is here to stay and has been a major contributor to the growth in the UK sportswear market, which is set to increase by 8% to £2.5bn this year.
Premium fashion and lifestyle brand The White Company is to move to a new HQ at the former home of the BBC in White City, West London.