'I think the tipping point for Pure was, in 2002, we introduced a dedicated accessories section,' comments Steve Newbold, managing director at Emap Connect. Having been part of the original team putting together Pure, the UK's leading fashion trade show, which this year marks its staggering...

Turbo-ed by these news, the handbag label traded up by 1.69%, entering the FU Top 100 Index winners' group for first time.

+ 119% French Connection + 119% Abercrombie & Fitch + 118% Yoox + 106% Hugo Boss AG + 106% Tiffany & Co. Note: Index' newcomer Mulberry went up by 660% over the past 12 months. Newcomers As to mark its first anniversary, the international fashion index will farewell seven of its

The competition with the fast-fashion chains is likely to be even more fierce in overseas markets like Europe and Asia, where consumers tend to be more fashion-forward than in the U.S., warn Morningstar's analysts. Even putting aside fast fashion retailers, Gap has struggled to...

In London, luxury brand Burberry lost 35p at 1,357p and fashion house Next dipped 15p at 2,252p, whereas in France, French luxury giant LVMH, maker of Louis Vuitton bags and Moet champagne, on Monday reported a 23-percent profit drop for the first six months of 2009 to EUR 687 million. But...

IN Sweden, second quarter results from fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) were a mixed canvas. Group sales, including value added tax (VAT), and increased by 12% year-on-year in local currencies, with like-for-like sales up 2%. Sales excluding VAT grew to SKr.27,632m from SKr.27,033m in...

The Italian fashion house Prada is due to price its IPO on Friday and make its trading debut on June 24. However, recent IPOs have struggled. Samsonite's fall comes even thought it priced its flotation at the lower end of a proposed range. Earlier this month Australian mining company...

Quoting Daily Mail, rumors spread around the market that US rival Abercrombie & Fitch is preparing a bid for SuperGroup, which owns fashion chain Superdry, and rose 21p to 839.73p on Thursday. Far away to the East, in Hong Kong Samsonite shares have tumbled on their debut at the Hong Hong...

"Merging magazine reading and shopping creates the ultimate playground for fashion lovers — an entirely shopable magazine," said Claudia Plant, Net-a-Porter's editorial director, who left Tatler ten years ago, becoming one of the first members of Natalie Massenet's team, pioneering this new...

Like Louise Vuitton and Prada, luxury fashion house Hermès loves a bit of art association. At the company's concept store in Brussels, Hermès has an art piece on display by French artist Lionel Estève. 'There are no Circles' takes up a square space in the Hermès store featuring a dynamic...

 

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