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Michelle Russell

Michelle RussellBiography

Starting out as a PA many moons ago, Michelle tired of the secretarial work and tried her hand at positions in marketing and production before moving to the Green Isle and taking up a role with a Dublin drinks distributor.

Three years later and Michelle decided to put her shorthand training and English degree to good use and return to the UK to train as a journalist.

She gained a grounding writing local news, moving on to become a features writer for a glossy consumer magazine before making the move into online journalism with Aroq.

As part of her role as news and insights editor on just-style, Michelle provides news, comment and features on all the latest apparel industry issues.

Articles by Michelle Russell

IN THE MONEY: More licensing and less M&A for Global Brands 27 August 2014

Following its spin-off from Li & Fung last month, fashion apparel, footwear and accessories business Global Brands Group has outlined the firm's strategy as it heads into the second half. Its focus will include more licensing deals and fewer acquisitions.


US: Express Q2 earnings and sales slide 27 August 2014

US apparel retailer Express Inc has booked a drop in second-quarter earnings and sales but said the opportunity remains to drive improvements in both in the second half.


US: Dillard's CFO Freeman to step down 27 August 2014

Department store retailer Dillard's has announced its chief financial officer James Freeman is to step down.


The investment is being made in a bid to support the growth of GapUS: Gap to upgrade and expand Hudson Valley DC 27 August 2014

US apparel giant Gap Inc is to invest US$69m upgrading and expanding its Hudson Valley distribution centre.


Li & Fung is in year one of itSOURCING: Li & Fung looks to new frontiers for growth 26 August 2014

Li & Fung has outlined a number of new frontiers the global sourcing giant is looking to explore as it works through its three-year roadmap, which it hopes will capture new customers in new categories and countries, and increase the group's cross-selling activities.


AUSTRALIA: Pacific Brands divests workwear unit amid FY loss 26 August 2014

Pacific Brands has moved to a net loss in its full-year and announced the divestment of its workwear business in a deal worth AUD18m.


US: Ralph Lauren unveils high-performance Polo Tech shirt 26 August 2014

Ralph Lauren Corp has developed a high-performance Polo Tech shirt that merges biometrics into active lifestyle apparel, and is designed to improve general wellness and increase personal fitness.


Ann IncUS: Ann Inc defends position as investor urges a sale 26 August 2014

Ann Inc has moved to defend its position after a letter from an investor urged the women's apparel group to sell itself, claiming the company is "deeply undervalued".


US: DSW encouraged by sales trend improvement in Q2 26 August 2014

Footwear retailer DSW has said it is encouraged by the sequential improvement in its sales trends in the second quarter as revenues increased 4.5%.


Gap has been focusing on building a more responsive supply chainIN THE MONEY: Gap impressed with supply chain platforming progress 22 August 2014

Apparel giant Gap Inc has said it is impressed with how much progress it has made on its supply chain fabric platforming as it shifts its relationships from vendor-based to mill-based.


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