Edcon Holdings Ltd. is turning to international brands such as Topshop and Tom Tailor as South Africa’s biggest clothing retailer seeks to restore profit seven years after being acquired in a leveraged buyout.
The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.
As global fast fashion giants arrive in Brazil, the market heats up. BoF reports.
SYDNEY, Australia — David Jones Ltd., Australia’s second-largest listed department store company, rose the most in two months after it said it received a merger proposal in October from larger rival Myer Holdings Ltd. that it rejected.
In the wake of Rana Plaza, it’s clear that voluntary self-inspection of garment factories by brands and retailers is not enough to avoid terrible human tragedy. Workplace health and safety standards must be set and enforced by the workers themselves, argues Tansy E Hoskins.
Plagued by a chorus of naysayers, the proposed Hackey Fashion Hub in East London holds real positive potential, argues Rebecca May Johnson.
LONDON, United Kingdom — Barbadian singer Rihanna on Wednesday won a legal case against British fashion chain Topshop over the use of her image on T-shirts it sold without her approval.
As Turkish police fire water cannons at protestors in Istanbul, is the country’s risk-to-reward ratio shifting? BoF investigates.
LONDON, United Kingdom — Fashion chain Topshop, part of Britain’s Arcadia fashion empire, is looking into opening its first stores in mainland China to tap demand in the world’s second-largest economy, billionaire owner Philip Green said.
HONG KONG, China — Armed with empty suitcases and same-day return tickets, an army of mainland Chinese is descending on suburban outlet shopping malls and international fashion chains in Hong Kong, turning cheap into the new chic as luxury falls out of favour.
LONDON, United Kingdom — On the heels of Downton Abbey’s success on American television, British retailers are banking on a love of all things English to expand their business in the world’s biggest apparel market. Leading the British invasion are Asos Plc, TopShop, Boden, Jack Wills Ltd., and Superdry.