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just-style management briefing: Global clothing retail trends just-style.com | 1 Jun 11

For some it was a total disaster, for others a bump in the road, but the recession left no part of the clothing and textile retail sector unscathed. But now, as the economic recovery accelerates, global clothing retail trends are showing great diversity.


UK: Sourcing event to promote sustainable fashion just-style.com | 16 May 11

A showcase of suppliers and manufacturers from all over the world working to fair trade, ethical and organic standards is taking place in London this year, providing an alternative sourcing opportunity for designers, retailers and brands.


UK retailers eye domestic manufacturing skills Joe Ayling | 15 Apr 11

UK retailers including Arcadia Group have made the headlines this week over the possibility of bringing some sourcing back home. Meanwhile, a factory in North London is proving that manufacturing in the UK still has legs, through a tie-up with internet retailer Asos.


UK: Asos sales continue to soar just-style.com | 13 Apr 11

Online fashion retailer Asos today (13 April) revealed that international sales have overtaken those in the UK for the first time, and that profit for the year ahead is likely to be "towards the top end of expectations."


UK: Asos opens its doors to other fashion retailers just-style.com | 1 Mar 11

Online fashion retailer Asos today (1 March) opened its doors to other fashion retailers, with a new platform called Fashion Finder letting shoppers track down brands not available on its main website.


UK: Skillset launches new fashion apprenticeships just-style.com | 8 Feb 11

Training provider Skillset has joined forces with UK fashion companies to provide a growing number of apprenticeships to young people wanting to enter the fashion and textile industries.


UK: Asos Q3 buoyed by international progress just-style.com | 19 Jan 11

Online retailer Asos has more than doubled its third quarter sales after international sales soared.


UK: Asos launches virtual store service just-style.com | 6 Dec 10

UK e-tailer Asos has opened a new service for fashion boutiques to open virtual stores through its website, called Asos Marketplace.


UK: London begins first apparel apprenticeship scheme just-style.com | 26 Nov 10

The first apparel apprenticeship programme for fashion and textiles businesses in London has been launched by Skillset to help bridge technical skill gaps in the capital and provide a boost for garment manufacturing in the UK.


VIEWPOINT: Google's winning formula for online fashion Leonie Barrie | 22 Nov 10

Computer nerds and fashionistas have little in common - or so you might think. But internet giant Google believes it has come up with a winning formula to help people shop for fashion online.


UK: Aurora Fashions expands management on strong H1 just-style.com | 8 Nov 10

Aurora Fashions, the group behind the Coast, Karen Millen, Oasis and Warehouse fashion brands, has strengthened its senior management team in preparation for further growth after posting a 36% rise in first-half earnings.


UK: Asos growth spearheaded by international sales just-style.com | 8 Nov 10

UK fashion e-tailer Asos has nearly doubled its interim sales and earnings thanks in part to its global expansion moves.


October management briefing: Part III - Future fashion predictions just-style.com | 27 Oct 10

Trend forecasters and cool-hunters have spawned a global sub-sector of the fashion industry, with university courses, computer software and academic research making a science out of predicting fashion's 'next big thing.'


Meeting the challenges of the children's wear market just-style.com | 14 Oct 10

A recent seminar looking at specific challenges facing the children's wear market concluded that weight and waist sizes are a better indicator of 'fit' than age; children's wear sales are being boosted by grandparents and fathers; and cross-shopping retail strategies are paying off as consumers prefer to shop under one roof in supermarkets, discount and department stores.


UK: Asos sales boosted by US launch just-style.com | 14 Oct 10

UK e-commerce firm Asos has nearly doubled its group revenues for the second quarter of the year, having launched a dedicated US website last month.


UK: Asos silent on takeover rumour just-style.com | 13 Sep 10

Online fashion firm Asos has refused to comment on speculation it is being eyed up for a takeover bid, following a surge in its share price last week.


ANALYSIS: Gap and Zara enter European cyberspace Joe Ayling | 2 Sep 10

As two of fashion's biggest brands launch e-commerce sites to serve their European consumers, one question remains; what took them so long?


UK: Online fashion search volumes hit May peak just-style.com | 22 Jul 10

Consumer online search volumes for fashion-related terms in the UK reached 9.7m in May – the highest level of the year so far – according to consulting firm Greenlight.


Tracking best practice in online fashion Leonie Barrie | 15 Jul 10

What constitutes best practice on the internet, and why do some sites stand out more than others, keep customers interested, able to find what they are looking for, and ultimately make a purchase? And keep doing it time after time.


UK: Online retailer Asos books 54% jump in Q1 sales just-style.com | 14 Jul 10

The strong sales momentum at online fashion retailer Asos Plc has continued through the first quarter, with the company today (14 July) booking a 54% jump in retail sales.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 11 Jun 10

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


Asos steps closer to weaving a global web Leonie Barrie | 9 Jun 10

Online fashion retailer Asos Plc today revealed a number of new initiatives aimed at moving it a step closer to its goal of reaching sales of GBP1bn (US$1.46bn) from its five main markets in the next five years.


UK: Asos FY profit surges 44% on strong sales just-style.com | 9 Jun 10

Online fashion retailer Asos Plc today (9 June) posted a 44% jump in full-year pre-tax profit, boosted by accelerating sales both in the UK and internationally - and said it sees another year of strong growth ahead.


UK: Asos to launch marketplace “this year” just-style.com | 5 May 10

Online fashion retailer Asos is poised to launch its delayed Marketplace site later this year, allowing consumers to buy and sell unwanted clothes on the web.


ANALYSIS: AGOA keeps African textiles afloat just-style.com | 29 Apr 10

Sub-Saharan Africa is still struggling to make its way in the global textile and clothing industry - but companies are convinced that without the US' African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) the outlook would be bleaker.


UK: Asos eyes strong growth as FY sales jump 35% just-style.com | 20 Apr 10

Online fashion retailer Asos Plc today (20 April) said it expects full-year profit to be in line with expectations after annual sales rose 35%, helped by growth both in the UK and overseas.


The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 22 Feb 10

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


UK: Asos appoints Clare Dobbie as marketing director Joe Ayling | 25 Jan 10

Online fashion retailer Asos has announced that Clare Dobbie will become its new marketing director.


In the money: Retailers boosted by generous December Joe Ayling | 22 Jan 10

Icy weather, a "fed up of being fed up" consumer and Christmas spirit all contributed to healthy retail growth for many fashion stores in December. just-style news editor Joe Ayling now looks at whether the momentum can be maintained.


UK: Asos Christmas sales climb 30% just-style.com | 18 Jan 10

Online fashion store Asos has announced that its sales rose 30% year on year for the five week festive period to 3 January 2010, in line with its expectations.

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