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H&M names 10 Global Change Award winners, has doubled the prize fund
It’s been a busy few weeks for award winner announcements and on Thursday, H&M Group named the winners of its Global Change Award, its “early-stage innovation challenge seeking bright minds that can transform fashion”.
Interview: Hamilton + Hare's eight steps to brand-creation success
Celebrating its 10th anniversary next year, upscale menswear business Hamilton & Hare has become a fixture on London’s Chiltern Street.
Coach rolls out Coachtopia via Selfridges' Worn Again project
Tapestry’s Coach brand is further rolling out its major circularity initiative Coachtopia in the UK with a debut outside of London.
FatFace expands to Canada
Hungry for further international expansion, UK-based fashion retailer FatFace has debuted in Canada with three stores, and plans to expand its physical presence there while adding a country-specific website in 2024.
Joe Browns opens first new store in four years
Lifestyle fashion and home retailer Joe Browns continues its physical store rollout opening a store in Bowness-on-Windemere “putting the affluent lakes area firmly on the fashion map”.
Puma to open at Gloucester Quays
Sports giant Puma is set to open a store at the South West UK outlet destination Gloucester Quays in the coming weeks.
Wales Bonner scoops another prize, wins 2023's BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has named Grace Wales Bonner, founder of the Wales Bonner fashion label, as the winner of the 2023 BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund.
Some ASOS suppliers cut links with e-tailer for now, Frasers raises stake
Some suppliers of online fashion retail giant ASOS are pulling back from supplying the company with goods following the withdrawal of credit insurance for the firm, according to a newspaper report on Wednesday.
Safilo to launch Etro eyewear for SS24, renews Kate Spade deal early
Safilo is having a busy week with the Italian eyewear giant having announced a new deal with Etro and the early renewal of its longstanding Kate Spade agreement
Weekday goes phygital with The Fabricant via limited-edition drop Artifact 001
With Weekday now being H&M Group’s key youth-focused brand, it’s interesting that the Swedish fashion retail giant has announced a new digital link-up with The Fabricant for the label.
Marcolin Stories is new online lifestyle content series
Eyewear giant Marcolin has unveiled a new editorial project with the launch of its own online lifestyle brand magazine, called ‘Marcolin Stories’.
Retailers battle uncertain back-to-school demand after ‘unstable’ quarter
Stocking shelves, slashing prices on low-priced notebooks and sneakers and uniforms, major retailers including Walmart, Foot Locker and Marks & Spencer are bracing for a challenging back-to-school shopping season.
Primark to land in Maryland, bolsters people and culture team
International value fashion retail giant Primark announced on Tuesday the opening of a new store at Arundel Mills in Hanover, Maryland, marking the first Primark store in the state.
Simply Be owner N Brown struggles in tough environment
Struggling e-tailer N Brown will have been hoping that better results in the fourth quarter could boost its full-year numbers after Q3 had seen revenues falling in the face of the cost-of-living crisis.
Garrett Leight choose Los Angeles’ Eastside for third store in the city
Los Angeles-based eyewear brand Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) opened its third boutique in Los Angeles last weekend, following Venice and La Brea. Six other stores are set to open before 2025.
UK May fashion spend is weak say Barclays and BRC
Britain's retail and consumer spending was sluggish in May, two reports showed on Tuesday, with the latest figures from the British retail Consortium and from Barclays offering up bad news for the fashion sector.