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Galeries Lafayette eyes digital growth with La Redoute buy

31 August 2017 | Beth Wright

In a bid to accelerate its digital transformation, French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has outlined plans to acquire a majority shareholding in mail order firm La Redoute.... read more


Galeries Lafayette launches 100% traceable clothing line

26 August 2016 | Michelle Russell

French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has taken a step forward in its responsibility policy by launching a 100% traceable fashion collection.... read more


PLM to streamline processes at Galeries Lafayette

26 February 2016 | Katie Smith

French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) as the plaform to support the development of its collections.... read more


Triumph sells Hom brand to Huber Group

20 January 2015 | Katie Smith

Triumph International has sold its Hom men's underwear brand to Huber Group, as the lingerie maker looks to refocus its portfolio on its biggest global brands and on female consumers.... read more


LVMH investment arm acquires Seafolly swimwear

2 December 2014 | Katie Smith

L Capital Asia, the private equity firm backed by luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has acquired a controlling stake in Australian swimwear company Seafolly.... read more


FRANCE: Lectra appoints Microsoft director Elalouf as MD

16 June 2014 | Michelle Russell

Technology solutions provider Lectra has appointed Microsoft executive Karen Elalouf as its managing director for France as the firm looks to accelerate growth in its home market.... read more


UK: House of Fraser silent on hire of IPO advisers

7 January 2014 | Katie Smith

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has remained tight-lipped on reports it is to hire advisers ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO).... read more


FRANCE/UK: House of Fraser tight-lipped on takeover talks with Galeries Lafayette

18 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

House of Fraser has declined to comment on reports it is in advanced discussions with French department store group Galeries Lafayette over an acquisition of the UK department store retailer.... read more


In the money: Fifth & Pacific hit by weak growth at Lucky Brand

9 August 2013 | Petah Marian

US clothing company Fifth & Pacific has admitted its second quarter results were weaker than expected as sales growth slipped at its denim label Lucky Brand.... read more


FRANCE: Qatari investors finalise Printemps acquisition

1 August 2013 | Katie Smith

Qatar-backed Tamburi Investment Partners (TIP) has completed its acquisition of French department store chain Printemps, in a deal that is estimated to be worth EUR1.8bn (US$2.4bn).... read more


FRANCE: Qatari investors near Printemps and Borletti acquisition

5 April 2013 | Stuart Todd

Qatari investors are on the verge of acquiring 100% of the French department store chain Printemps for an estimated EUR1.6bn as well as purchasing the Borletti Group which owns Italian retail chain, La Rinascente. ... read more


FRANCE: Galeries Lafayette chief's son to head department stores

19 March 2013 | Stuart Todd

The son of Galeries Lafayette's chairman, Philippe Houzé, is to head the French retail group's department store division in what is widely-viewed as an unexpected announcement.... read more


FRANCE: Galeries Lafayette in counter-offer for Printemps

26 February 2013 | Stuart Todd

Galeries Lafayette has made a counter-offer to acquire its French department store rival Printemps, after an earlier EUR1.8bn (US$2.35bn) bid was turned down.... read more


FRANCE: Ugg to open first French store in Paris

15 October 2012 | Stuart Todd

Deckers-owned sheepskin boots brand Ugg is set to open its first French store in Paris this week. ... read more


FRANCE: Joe's Jeans inks new distribution agreement

19 June 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Apparel maker Joe's Jeans Inc has inked a new multi-year international distribution arrangement with Advanced Retail for France.... read more


FRANCE: Carrefour FY sales up 0.5% after “dire” year

19 January 2012 | Richard Woodard

Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer, posted a small increase in full-year sales after what one analyst described as a “dire” year.... read more


MOROCCO: Casablanca's Morocco Mall to join world's best

29 November 2011 | Petah Marian

Casablanca is set to join the ranks of the world’s leading shopping destinations with the opening next week of The Morocco Mall, which boasts 350 stores and covers more than 70,000 square metres.... read more


UK: Marks and Spencer returns to French retail market

1 April 2011 | just-style.com

UK clothing giant Marks and Spencer has revealed that it is planning to return to France with a flagship department store in Paris.... read more


UPDATE: Analysts see M&S expansion in Europe as likely

1 November 2010 | just-style.com

Marks and Spencer is reportedly considering re-acquiring stores it sold when it exited the European Continent in 2001. ... read more


SYRIA: French retailer Monoprix opens store in Damascus

8 October 2010 | Stuart Todd

France’s Monoprix, which is jointly-owned by Casino and Galeries Lafayette, has opened its first store in Syria within the framework a franchise agreement with Lebanese retailing group ADMIC.... read more


FRANCE: Rising fashion labels backed by LVMH chief

21 September 2010 | Stuart Todd

Private equity fund L Capital, which is owned by LVMH chief Bernard Arnault and his family and Florac, has taken a 51% stake in SMCP, the holding company of rising French fashion labels Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot. ... read more


UAE: Pure London launches Dubai fashion event

13 August 2010 | just-style.com

Trade fashion event Pure London has joined forces with French trade show Who's Next and Premiere Classe to host a buying event in Dubai.... read more


UK: Jaeger eyes global markets on FY earnings hike

19 May 2010 | just-style.com

Luxury British fashion firm Jaeger Group Ltd is planning "significant" international expansion after booking a 16% jump in annual earnings.... read more


FRANCE: Monoprix and Mabrouk extend partnership

22 July 2009 | just-style.com

French retailer Monoprix has extended its partnership with Tunisian counterpart, Mabrouk, as part of its international development strategy.... read more


Brazil ramps up efforts to take its fashions worldwide

15 May 2009 | just-style.com

Brazil is determined to raise its presence on the world’s fashion stage, with a trade show in Belo Horizonte claiming to challenge the high profile Fashion Weeks in Sao Paulo and Rio. But, as Jozef De Coster reports, the task ahead is a daunting one.... read more


FRANCE: Chabal puts name to new sportswear brand

6 March 2009 | just-style.com

French rugby union star, Sébastien Chabal, who plays for English club Sale has put his name to a new sportswear brand launched by Avignon-based baby and kids wear firm, Norprotex.... read more


SPAIN: El Corte Ingles implements Oracle solution

12 January 2009 | just-style.com

Department store chain El Corte Ingles has implemented Oracle Retail's planning applications for product lifecycle management (PLM) across its 99 department stores in Spain and Portugal.... read more


MOROCCO: Galeries Lafayette set to return to Casablanca

1 December 2008 | just-style.com

French department store chain Galeries Lafayette has signed a partnership agreement with Aksal which gives the Moroccan retail group exclusive operating rights to its brand in Morocco.... read more


COMMENT: It's not too late to enter China

10 April 2008 | just-style.com

One of the strangest questions pitched at the World Retail Congress so far has been as to whether it's too late to set up shopfronts in China.... read more


FRANCE: Galeries Lafayette eyes China store

9 April 2008 | just-style.com

French luxury goods chain Galeries Lafayette is looking at launching a department store in Shanghai, China, just-style has learnt.... read more


FRANCE: Galeries Lafayette set to develop stores in China

3 December 2007 | just-style.com

French department store chain Galeries Lafayette and Hong Kong-based fashion retailer IT have entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of department stores under the Galeries Lafayette name in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).... read more


FRANCE: Galeries Lafayette plans online fashion store

1 October 2007 | just-style.com

The retail chain Les Galeries Lafayette is opening a store in Lille focused on fashionwear, its first new outlet in France since 1977.... read more


UK: Debenhams looking for European investment - papers

2 July 2007 | just-style.com

Department store chain Debenhams has made approaches to European retailers for investment reported UK press.... read more