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Macy’s becomes biggest US retailer to end fur sales | Business

Macy’s has announced it will end the sale of fur across its stores, notching a major win for animal rights activists. The US retailer joins a growing number of brands, cities and states turning away from the use of products made with animal fur. Prada, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Burberry have already dropped real fur. …

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Going public is ‘certainly our objective as a company’

If StockX has plans to hold an IPO, it now has a person at the helm with experience in pubic markets. StockX, the Detroit-based e-commerce marketplace that started out as an exchange for limited-edition sneakers, in June brought on eBay alum Scott Cutler to lead the privately held company as CEO. In the same month, …

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Uniqlo accused of mocking wartime sexual slavery victims | World news

The Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo has pulled an ad from South Korean TV after it was accused of mocking victims of wartime sexual slavery. The company said it had stopped airing the 15-second ad after critics pointed out that the Korean-language subtitles appeared to question the testimony of women who said they were forced to …

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Fashion chain Bonmarché calls in administrators | Business

The fashion chain Bonmarché has called in administrators, putting nearly 3,000 jobs at risk. The Wakefield-based retailer, which sells fashion for women over 50 and has 318 shops, said it had got into difficulties after a “sustained period of challenging trading conditions and cashflow pressure”. Administrators said they would continue to trade Bonmarché while assessing …

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Asos profits plunge 68% after tumultuous year of IT chaos | Business

Profits at Asos have plunged by nearly 70% in a tumultuous year during which the former stock market darling’s shares plummeted and the online fashion retailer grappled with IT chaos at its overseas warehouses. Sales rose by 13% to £2.7bn in the year to 31 August, but pretax profits fell by 68% to £33.1m. Major …

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How Abercrombie & Fitch ditched its past to try to bring shoppers back

Crafting a brand is hard work. But harder still is reimaging it. Sister brands Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister were the go-to shops for teens in early 2000s. But as Abercrombie cultivated its rebellious image with half-naked models, controversies piled up, and its popularity fell. By late 2013, activist investors arrived on the scene and …

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Ted Baker shares plunge as it suffers £23m first-half loss | Business

Shares in Ted Baker crashed by more than a third after the fashion retailer dived to its first half-year loss in more than 20 years and issued another warning on its full-year performance. The company said trading in the first half had been worse than expected and the second half had started slowly because of …

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Adidas and Nike supply tactics abuse market dominance

An Adidas Store is shown at the Galleria Mall in Houston. Earl Gibson III | WireImage | Getty Images The sales and supply strategies of big sports brands such as Adidas and Nike should face government investigations, U.K. retail giant Sports Direct claimed. In a statement on Monday, the British firm accused global sports apparel …

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The Barbie Store fashion pop up launches in Liverpool

The Barbie Store Fashion Pop up has launched in Liverpool ONE. The 6-week pop-up will debut limited edition clothing for kids aged 3+, adults’ apparel, and fun Barbie accessories for kids and adults that includes tote bags, hair accessories and more! A range of Barbie dolls will also be available at the pop up, including …

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Has the suit and tie had its day? Maybe, says M&S | Fashion

Suits you sir? Maybe it doesn’t any more. Sales of formal tailoring have taken a fresh dive as chinos and trainers replace suits and ties in the office. In a presentation to City analysts earlier this week, Marks & Spencer, the UK’s biggest menswear retailer, said it was cutting back its formalwear ranges and the …

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