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Online to account for 53% of retail sales by 2028

Online shopping is set to double to account for more than 50% of UK retail sales in the next decade – powered by the changing demographic of...

Central American surge lifts US apparel imports

US apparel imports regained their upward trajectory in April with retailers stocking up on their summer merchandise. Both Honduras and El Sa...

An exciting chapter for new just-style magazine

We've stepped into an exciting new chapter at just-style, with the launch of the first issue of our new just-style magazine. Each quarter th...

Gap, Children's Place in strategic Gymboree buy

The decision by US speciality retailers The Children's Place and Gap Inc to acquire Gymboree's namesake, Crazy 8, and Janie and Jack brands...

Latest Interviews

Omega Compliance committed to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.

Interview: Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.

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Gap works to mitigate tariff threat as Q2 profit tumbles 23 Aug 19

Beth Wright

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has reported another fall in comparable sales for the second quarter with negative results across nearly all segments of the business – and says it continues to closely monitor tariff discussions with contingency plans in place ahead of the upcoming List 4 tariffs.

Laura Ashley swings to FY loss 23 Aug 19

Beth Wright

UK fashion and homewares retailer Laura Ashley says it continues to invest in its website after blaming a re-platforming exercise as one of the reasons behind a year-on-year drop in profit.

US Q2 in brief – Ross Stores, Dick's Sporting Goods, L Brands 23 Aug 19


In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, department store retailer Target Corp has reported a 17.4% jump in earnings, Urban Outfitters booked a drop in both earnings and revenue, while Weyco warned it expects the extra 10% tariff to be imposed on $300bn worth of US imports from China to increase the overall cost of its shoes. Elsewhere, JC Penney CEO Jill Soltau said she is pleased with the results the retailer has delivered in the quarter.

Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Aug 19

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style continue to be dominated by the US-China tariff war. With research showing more than three-quarters of all apparel and footwear products imported into the US from China will be hit with the additional 10% tariff, we've taken an updated look at the products on the hit-list. And while the US cotton industry appears to be paying the price for Trump's actions, the intensifying saga is proving to be an opportunity for some larger Chinese clothing manufacturing firms. 

Li & Fung swings to H1 profit but turnover falls 22 Aug 19

Beth Wright

Sourcing giant Li & Fung moved to a profit in the first half of fiscal 2019 although customer bankruptcies continued to weigh on turnover.

Tailored Brands sells corporate wear business in $62m deal 21 Aug 19

Beth Wright

US fashion group Tailored Brands – operator of the Men's Wearhouse, Jos A Bank, and Joseph Abboud brands – has sold its corporate apparel business for US$62m in cash to a group led by the unit's existing UK executive team.

Latest blogs

How brands are mitigating the potential impact of new China tariffs 12 Aug 19

Beth Wright

US apparel brands and retailers may be caught between higher costs and raising prices when it comes to navigating an extra 10% tariff on clothing and footwear imported from China from the beginning of next month – but analysts suggest some are managing to mitigate the potential impacts.

Looming US tariffs on China apparel 5 Aug 19

Leonie Barrie

US fashion and footwear brands, retailers and importers were rocked last week after a surprise tweet from US President Donald Trump announced that a punitive 10% tariff will be imposed on $300bn worth of US imports from China – including all textiles, apparel and footwear – from 1 September. 

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