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India's labour law reforms edge a step closer

The Indian government's promised reform of the country's labour laws has moved a step closer with the publication of a list of interim plans...

Retailers voice concerns on Scottish independence

Ahead of Scotland's crucial referendum vote taking place tomorrow (18 September), retailers have weighed into the debate about the long-term...

N Brown H1 trading update: What the analysts say

Home shopping group N Brown this morning (16 September) reported a "mellow" first-half performance, with sales slipping as it continues with...

Improved supplier capabilities benefit Next

After booking a "stellar" first-half performance, UK fashion giant Next Plc has detailed the progress it has made in upgrading the quality a...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Peter Ruis, chief executive of Jigsaw 8 May 2014

Michelle Russell

The arrival of new chief executive Peter Ruis at UK fashion retailer Jigsaw has seen the group shift to a more fashion-led focus. Eight months into the role, he talks to just-style about the group's sourcing ambitions, its focus on innovation, and Jigsaw's international expansion plans.


SuperGroup realigns supply chain to support growth 15 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

UK clothing retailer SuperGroup has had a somewhat buoyant year to date, with strong bottom line growth in its last three quarters, and ambitious plans to extend its international presence. To support this growth, the company has been busy re-aligning its supply chain. COO Susanne Given talks to Michelle Russell about the challenges international expansion brings and the group's position in the competitive youth apparel marketplace.

Latest News

L Brands reaps results of strategic investments 19 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

A sustained focus on cost, inventory management, merchandise, and speed-to-market has helped L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, to buck what analysts say is a sluggish consumer environment.


Pittards optimistic despite H1 declines 19 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Leather producer Pittards has revealed a drop in first-half earnings but offered an optimistic outlook for the second half.


Prada H1 profit falls on Europe weakness 19 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Italian fashion house Prada has booked a drop in first-half earnings due to weakness in Europe, and said there are no signs of improvement in the short term.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Sep 14

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that clothing and footwear is the item most purchased online by UK consumers, Adidas defending its position despite investor unrest, and the latest progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.


French Connection buying head Grainger leaves 19 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Richard Grainer has left UK fashion retailer French Connection, where he was director of retail buying and merchandising, to take up a position at Michael Kors.


Indian Ministry approves plan for 13 textile parks 19 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

The Indian Government's Ministry of Textiles has approved the development of 13 textile parks.

Latest blogs

Back-to-school buoys US imports 15 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.


Responsible development a key requirement 9 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma.

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