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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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... | 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 | 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” | 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 | 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% | 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% | 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.

INSIGHT: Sustainable fashion struggles to bridge price gap Leonie Barrie | 30 Nov 09

Even though consumers are increasingly aware of ethical fashions, they are still reluctant to spend more money on products that have been sustainably sourced, according to industry executives in Sri Lanka this week.

UK: Asos first-half profits rise 9% | 16 Nov 09

Online fashion retailer Asos has today (16 November) reported a 9% rise in profit for the six months to 30 September 2009.

SRI LANKA: Gears up for first ever Design Festival | 3 Nov 09

Sri Lanka is gearing up to hold its first annual Design Festival at the end of this month in a bid to put the country on the map as a source of design as well as a manufacturing destination.

UK: Asos tops fashion web searches | 28 Oct 09

The most visible websites in UK Internet searches during July 2009 were Asos, Debenhams and House of Fraser, found latest research.

UK: Asos and Clarks among e-commerce award winners | 21 Oct 09

Fashion site Asos and the online operations of footwear firm Clarks both received accolades at the e-Commerce Awards for Excellence 2009.

In the money: Fashion brands flock online Joe Ayling | 20 Oct 09

The evolution of the Internet has created a fresh competition platform for clothing and footwear companies. Joe Ayling reports on a frenzy of developments in the online fashion sector.

Top ten online retail developments this year Joe Ayling | 20 Oct 09

The roll-out of high-speed broadband, a social networking frenzy and high-tech mobile devices have all served to bolster online fashion retailing in recent years. Joe Ayling lists some of the top developments making the headlines on just-style.

UK: International expansion fuels Asos H1 sales growth | 30 Sep 09

Online fashion retailer ASOS reported 47% sales growth in the six months to 30 September, largely thanks to a near-doubling of its international markets.

INSIGHT: John Lewis plans major fashion push Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 09

Department store retailer John Lewis is making a renewed push into the fashion market with a number of new initiatives designed to boost its online fashion sales as well as in its stores, where a focus on upmarket labels is planned.







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