Topshop owner Arcadia has given its suppliers notice that it expects a 2% discount on orders, citing the tough retail environment and higher costs, and leading analysts to question how weak current trading might be.
While athleisure is a category most often talked about in association with womenswear, menswear specialist Burton has just jumped into the category with a new range for exercise as well as leisurewear.
Better late than never. Some time after Topshop and Topman were expected to make their first foray into China, and over a year after signing a deal to enter the country, the UK fashion chains will set foot in Shanghai.
John Lewis Partnership has unveiled two major new appointments with the creation of one new role, that of strategy director, at the firm that includes both the John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets.
Debenhams has hired Sara Bradley, who was most recently brand director at BHS International, as its new head of womenswear. The announcement follows the departure of the group's trading director in September.
Arcadia’s Topshop has decided to make all fitting rooms at Topshop and Topman stores across the country gender-neutral after a transgender customer was denied access to a female changing room in a store in Manchester.