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

US: Amazon buys in $850m deal
Online retail giant Amazon has moved to acquire internet apparel and footwear seller in a shares and cash deal worth a total of nearly US$850m.


UK: JJB and Sports Direct lock horns in Wigan
 A war of words between leading UK sportswear chains JJB Sports and Sports Direct International took a turn for the worse at JJB's annual general meeting in Wigan.

Nike in leather change

US: Nike to stop buying Amazon leather
Global sportswear giant Nike is to stop buying leather from the Amazon region of Brazil, following concerns that its shoes and trainers could be contributing to the destruction of the world's largest rainforest and a major driver of climate change.

Sunshine warms Next

UK: Better summer brightens Next profit prospects
Fashion retailer Next Plc has raised its internal profit forecasts on the back of improved trading and better summer weather in the UK.

Levi's licensing change

US: Levi Strauss buys accessories partner DC
Levi Strauss & Co is bringing its footwear and accessories business in-house with the acquisition of DC Company, its main footwear and accessories licensee in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia.

CIT in loan deal

US: CIT wards off bankruptcy with $3bn loan
Troubled lender CIT Group, one of the key financiers to the apparel and retail industry, has warded off an imminent bankruptcy threat by agreeing a $3bn loan and begun plans to restructure its liabilities.