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2015: Welcome to the new fashion consumer

A new fashion consumer with new values and new connectivity is redefining fashion - and the industry is responding with new business models...

Enthusiasm for tech in outdoor apparel on rise

Innovation in materials and performance in the outdoor apparel and footwear category is on the increase as enthusiasm for technology grows,...

New American Apparel CEO sees solid platform

Ten days into her new role as American Apparel CEO, industry veteran Paula Schneider sounded a confident note as she told investors and anal...

Connected sourcing networks ease payment problems

Just as it seemed things couldn’t get any worse for American Apparel, reports emerged earlier this month that the struggling retailer has be...

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Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.

Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.

Latest News

International growth drives Hanesbrands Q4 profit 30 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Strong international sales, fuelled by acquisitions, helped apparel group Hanesbrands to nearly treble third-quarter profit on a double-digit sales increase.

Gap removes creative director Rebekka Bay 30 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

US retail giant Gap Inc has made a number of key leadership changes that it hopes will intensify the brand’s customer focus, but will see the removal of creative director role Rebekka Bay.

Retailers set to consolidate commerce platforms 30 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Retailers are increasingly looking to consolidate multiple systems into unified commerce platforms, according to a survey of companies in the US, Europe and Australia.

Coach Q2 profit slumps on strategic revamp 30 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Luxury accessories business Coach said its transformation strategy was on track despite a 33% slump in second-quarter net profit.

Jones New York latest casualty to shutter stores 30 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Jones New York has become the US apparel industry's latest casualty, revealing it will close all 127 of its stores and end its wholesale business as the women's clothing brand seeks strategic alternatives.

Deckers lifts Q3 profit on Ugg growth 30 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Ugg boot business Deckers Brands recorded a double-digit third quarter profit rise thanks to revenue boosts from Ugg and the company’s other brands.

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