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UK: Topshop crosses the Atlantic with Barneys | 2 Apr 07

Arcadia-owned high street chain Topshop has brokered a deal with 16 Barneys stores in the US to stock the company’s new collection designed by fashion model Kate Moss.

UK: Arcadia opts for Webwasher internet deal | 22 Mar 07

The UK’s largest clothing retailer Arcadia Group has struck a three-year deal to implement Internet access policies from Webwasher by Secure Computing.

UK: Tillman, Shepherdson launch fashion fund for new designers | 12 Mar 07

In her first move since leaving Topshop at the end of last year, former brand director Jane Shepherdson has teamed up with Jaeger chairman Harold Tillman to launch a venture capital fund for new designers.

UK: Fashion students urged to help improve factory conditions | 26 Feb 07

The role played by fashion students in helping to improving conditions for garment workers is the focus of a new conference taking place next month.

UK: M&S to go eco friendly with GBP200m plan | 16 Jan 07

High-street retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced a business-wide ‘eco-plan’ which it says will influence every part of its operations during the coming five years - including the use of recycled plastic bottles to make its polyester clothing and increasing the number of Fairtrade cotton garments on sale.

UK: Topshop expands Fair Trade fashion line | 15 Dec 06

High street fashion chain Topshop is expanding its partnership with ecological clothing firm People Tree by launching a capsule collection that will be available in stores across the UK.

UK: Arcadia, New Look and Barratts sue shopping centre | 11 Dec 06

Topshop and Burton operator Arcadia is one of four retailers suing the owners of a shopping centre in Bournemoth for profit loss caused by temporary closure last year.

UK: Topshop owner Arcadia suffers FY profit plunge | 26 Oct 06

Philip Green, owner of retail group Arcadia, will not pay out a dividend this year following a 20% slump in full-year pre-tax profit.

UK: Topshop brand director Jane Shepherdson quits | 6 Oct 06

Jane Shepherdson, the brand director at fashion chain Topshop, has resigned amid reports of a clash with the chain’s owner, billionaire Sir Philip Green, over the recent appointment of Kate Moss as a Topshop designer.

UK: Bhs FY disappoints, profit more than halves | 29 Sep 06

Retail mogul Philip Green admitted his chain Bhs has suffered "disappointing" full-year trading with profit more than halving and sales slipping.

UK: Topshop confirms Kate Moss fashion deal | 20 Sep 06

Trend-right clothing chain Topshop said it has signed on supermodel Kate Moss to design a new fashion range to be launched next spring/summer season.

Primark’s rise proves value fashion is in its prime | 5 Jul 06

Value retailer Primark has been no stranger to the headlines of late and, with recent estimates that it is now the UK’s fourth-biggest women’s wear retailer, is likely to stay in the spotlight for some time to come. Rebecca Danton asks how this relatively new market star won such faithful fans and such staggering market growth.

US: Topshop eyes Big Apple as next retail conquest | 23 Jun 06

Leading high-street chain Topshop is planning to open a store in fashion hub New York, a spokesperson confirmed to just-style today (23 June).

UK: Retail group Arcadia in disability access row | 6 Jun 06

Leading clothing retail group Arcadia is facing a legal battle after it was claimed that 40% of its stores are inaccessible to disabled shoppers.

Who cares for ethical clothing? | 26 May 06

‘Ethical clothing’ has been a favourite term in the fashion world of late, especially in the UK where a Fairtrade Fortnight was held recently. With big-name retailers such as Marks & Spencer and Topshop playing the ethical card, Rebecca Danton asks if their efforts to tackle the issue are any more than a token scratch at the surface of where their merchandise comes from.

CAMBODIA: Topshop owner dismisses claims of factory abuses | 26 Apr 06

UK high-street mogul Philip Green has rebuffed accusations that a Cambodian factory his stores source from abuses worker’s rights.

UK: Kangol teams up with Topshop | 22 Mar 06

Kangol Ltd is to sell its women’s wear through retailer Topshop in the UK, appointing designer Markus Lupfer to design the new collection.

UK: Marks & Spencer wins favourite retailer award | 20 Mar 06

High street retailer Marks & Spencer has been named the ‘Consumers’ Favourite Retailer’ for the second consecutive year, beating non-clothing retailers such as HMV, Woolworths and B&Q.

UK: High-street fashion stores turn eco friendly | 16 Feb 06

High-street chains Topshop and Oasis are to follow in the footsteps of retailer Marks & Spencer by launching ranges of environmentally-friendly clothing.

UK: SR Gent calls in the administrators | 23 Nov 05

Yorkshire-based clothing maker SR Gent has entered into administration following the sacking of the company’s chief executive and finance director last week over accounting issues.

UK: Philip Green Slates Own Chain BHS's Clothing Lines | 17 Nov 05

Retail tycoon Philip Green has criticised the stock of his store chain BHS as being 'poor', and 'off the boil' in comments reported yesterday.

Footwear specialists fight to survive | 26 Oct 05

Clothing specialists and grocers have already made a major assault on the UK footwear market. New research suggests there is likely to be further encroachment in 2005 from non-specialists attracted by the sector's superior growth.

RUSSIA: Alshaya To Launch River Island In Moscow? | 25 Oct 05

Middle East-based retailer Alshaya Group is planning to open franchised stores of UK fashion chain River Island in Moscow, Russia, according to the Biznes daily.

UK: Green Enjoys £1.2bn Dividend From Arcadia | 20 Oct 05

High-street mogul Philip Green has given himself a record dividend of £1.2 billion after his fashion group Arcadia reported a modest increase in annual profits.

UK: Green Sells Off String Of Etam Units | 19 Apr 05

Fashion chain Monsoon Plc has acquired 47 leasehold stores from Etam Plc, the chain which entrepreneur Philip Green bought from Etam Developpement two weeks ago. Green also said he has sold 20 of Etam’s stores to West Coast Capital.

USA: Visual Communication Tool Makes American Debut | 28 Feb 05

Global Apparel Network is launching its Visuality online collaboration solution in the Americas and setting up a new North American headquarters in New York City.

UK underwear: the naked truth | 26 Jan 05

A recent study on Underwear Retailing in the UK shows that the growth of private label – with its combination of price, quality and speed – is an ongoing challenge to both brands and branded retailers. The latter, though, are fighting back with unique product benefits and strong selling messages that give value for money.

UK: Arcadia Ownership Change To Save £150m In Tax? | 3 Nov 04

Infamous entrepreneur Philip Green is said to have officially handed over the reigns of the retail group Arcadia, which includes high-street chains Topshop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins, to his wife Tina, according to the Guardian newspaper.

Retailers grow into adult clothes | 29 Oct 04

With sales of ladies’ apparel in the 35+ age sectors gaining ever more momentum, several key players are finally waking up to a market niche that has been consistently ignored in recent years.

UK: Green Pays Back £808m Arcadia Loan | 18 Oct 04

High-street entrepreneur Philip Green has paid back the £808 million that he borrowed two years ago to buy retail group Arcadia.








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