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Boohoo Group remains unfazed by Covid-19

Boohoo Group has raised its revenue guidance for the full year after posting a 40% sales hike for the four months to the end of December. An...

Asos is a Covid-19 winner once again

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N Brown recovery continues in Q3 15 Jan 21

Beth Wright

Online clothing, footwear and homewares retailer N Brown Group says it is trading in line with expectations after product revenue continued to recover in the third quarter – with strong growth in apparel categories that have proved popular during the pandemic, including leisurewear.

US holiday sales in brief – Nordstrom, Target Corp, Zumiez 15 Jan 21


It's been a mixed bag of holiday sales filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers as they continue to navigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Target Corp has reported a 17.2% jump in comparable sales for the combined November/December period, while Genesco has posted a 3% comparable sales decline for the eight weeks to 26 December. Elsewhere, Urban Outfitters has reported an 8.4% decline in total company net sales, and L Brands said the group's holiday results significantly exceeded initial expectations.

Top stories this week on just-style... 15 Jan 21

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on apparel industry challenges and opportunities in 2021, and a look at four major changes manufacturers must make to ensure they survive and thrive after Covid-19. Elsewhere, VF Corp is rejigging its Asian sourcing operations, concerns continue to mount over potential Vietnam tariffs, and Marks & Spencer buys the Jaeger fashion brand out of administration.

Boohoo ups FY guidance on peak trading sales surge 14 Jan 21

Beth Wright

UK online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group has raised its revenue guidance for the full year on the back of strong peak trading which lead to a 40% rise in group sales for the four months to the end of December. 

December rounds out "dismal" year for UK online clothing sales 13 Jan 21

Beth Wright

UK online sales growth remained solid throughout December, driving the annual figure to a staggering 13-year high, but 2020 proved a dismal year for apparel with clothing sales, with footwear particularly hard hit.

UK government takes tougher stance on Xinjiang 13 Jan 21

Hannah Abdulla

The UK government has announced tougher restrictions for companies to prevent goods linked to China's Xinjiang region from entering the supply chain.

Latest blogs

The secret of becoming a preferred sourcing base 11 Jan 21

Beth Wright

From capacity to price, stability, sustainability and quality, various sourcing factors affect the choice of apparel sourcing destinations. But which matter most to fashion brands and retailers? And what's the secret of becoming a preferred sourcing base?

Happy New Year! 4 Jan 21

Michelle Russell

Welcome back, and a very Happy New Year to you all.

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