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COMMENT: The decline of the buying office

Twenty years ago major garment importers and retailers began to move away from independent agents to set up wholly-owned buying offices wher...

Lululemon confident of turning an important corner

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica says it has turned an important corner and will be relentless about accelerating forward, after...

Bangladesh falls deeper as US apparel imports grow

As retailers made one last push to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute...

Challenge awaits new Abercrombie & Fitch CEO

Abercrombie & Fitch's stock rose 6.7% yesterday (9 December) on the news its long-serving and often controversial CEO Mike Jeffries had step...

Latest Interviews

Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Levis 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

Bureau Veritas develops US trim quality solution 18 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Compliance and quality assurance specialist Bureau Veritas has developed a trim manufacturing quality programme for the US market.

US apparel prices drop even further 18 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Apparel prices in the US fell for the fourth consecutive month in November, registering a deeper decline than the prior month, according to the latest figures.

Hudson's Bay appoints Storch to CEO role 18 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Company has appointed retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive.

Icer Brands selects ERP to support expansion 18 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Apparel licensee ICER Brands has chosen to implement Simparel's Enterprise software solution to help streamline operations, improve process controls and support its expansion.

American Apparel axes Charney, names Schneider CEO 17 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

US retailer American Apparel has appointed industry veteran Paula Schneider as chief executive, to replace ousted Dov Charney.

TIMELINE: Charney ousting from American Apparel 17 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

As the ongoing battle between US retailer American Apparel and ousted CEO Dov Charney continues, just-style is posting a running update of the latest developments.

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