Top stories on just-style this week included a reality check about uncompetitive China, Marks & Spencer admitting to running short of its best-selling women's wear lines during its fourth-quarter, and Uniqlo planning to open a store in San Francisco this autumn. 

The Flanarant: A reality check about "uncompetitive China"
Towards the end of 2011, apparel imports into the US and EU suddenly collapsed. But this had less to do with falling consumer demand and more to do with Asian producers raising their prices, says Mike Flanagan. But many manufacturers still mistakenly believe there is some substantial alternative to Europe and North America as a source of orders. 

Tesco working to improve its clothing offer
Tesco, the UK's largest retailer, today (18 April) revealed that it has been working to improve its clothing offer after it recorded a drop in full-year profit across its UK operations.

M&S admits being caught out by stock shortages
Retailer Marks & Spencer today (17 April) admitted a failure to buy deeply enough on its best-selling women's wear lines led to a decline in fourth quarter clothing sales. 

US: Uniqlo to open West Coast flagship store
Japanese casual clothing retailer Uniqlo is heading to the US West Coast this autumn with a new flagship store in San Francisco, as part of a longer-term goal to expand its presence throughout the country. 

US: Apparel brands "flout" California supply chain act
One-quarter of apparel retailers and brand are flouting a law requiring them to disclose their efforts to combat human trafficking and slavery, according to a study by the University of Delaware.