Prices of some Chinese limited edition sneakers soared among collectors and speculators following calls for local consumers to boycott global brands that have said they don't source products or yarn from Xinjiang.
As Fenwick prepares to reopen, its CEO has predicted “ a good opening, but a slow recovery as well”. Yet overall, he’s confident it's on the right track and can do well in the changed retail world of the future.
The UK government has confirmed that non-essential stores, beauty and hair salons will be able to open as planned in England on April 12. And John Lewis is the first big name to share its reopening plan.
The founder of cult NYC-based streetwear label Aimé Leon Dore is taking over the footwear brand’s Made in USA line, becoming the latest high-profile designer to grab a long-term creative role at a sneaker maker.
In a key development following the arrival of its new owners, Clarks has unveiled a new campaign for its Clarks Originals brand that includes content and a collab, all designed to celebrate black female creatives.
Next delivered a profits plunge and lower sales in its latest year. But given the Covid crisis during the period, its results on Thursday still showed it to be one of the more successful businesses in British fashion.
The Denver, Colorado-based owner of brands including Vans and The North Face has announced the appointment of Andreas Olsson, Massimo Ferrucci, Argu Secilmis and Stuart Pond to new roles in its EMEA leadership.
H&M reported its Q1 results on Wednesday and swung to a loss, but it said sales are recovering in March. Yet perhaps even more newsworthy was its ongoing effort to overcome its problems in China and “regain trust” there.