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What Marks & Spencer's FY means for clothing

Today's (23 May) full-year results from Marks & Spencer have once again emphasised the challenges it faces in reinvigorating its clothing bu...

Six ways retailers can keep up with digital trends

Online fashion sales appear to be on an upward trajectory, generating GBP16.2bn (US$22bn) in 2017 and expected to jump 79% by 2022. Here we...

Seven trends changing the face of online retail

Online clothing and footwear sales are set to continue to rise at a rapid pace over the next few years – yet constant innovation is key if r...

Tackling the apparel industry's digital skills gap

As the apparel industry wakes up to embracing digitalisation as a way of delivering on speed, customisation and transparency, it is also see...

Latest Interviews

Innovation the name of the game for Delta Galil CEO 7 Mar 2018

Joe Charlaff

If there is a quality that gives many Israeli companies an edge internationally, it is innovation. And this trait certainly runs through the work of Israeli apparel major Delta Galil, as CEO Isaac Dabah tells just-style in an exclusive interview.


Why Primark is working to do "the right thing" – Interview 31 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Unlike many other major apparel firms, value fashion chain Primark chooses not to openly set targets for its sustainability and ethical commitments, but instead "just get on and do it," as Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style. Yet in recent years the retailer has started to open up about its work to engage more closely with its supply chain: in particular, turning its focus to ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably.

Latest News

Gap reaffirms FY despite namesake brand struggle 25 May 18

Beth Wright

Gap Inc has reaffirmed its full-year guidance on the back of higher first-quarter profits and revenue, but one analyst warns while the US speciality clothing retailer is in a better position than it was a year ago, management talks a better game than it is actually playing.


Shop Direct swings to loss despite sales growth 25 May 18

Michelle Russell

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has moved to a loss in the first nine months of the year after incurring GBP100m in costs related to Payment Protection Insurance claims.


Deckers Brands ends fiscal 2018 on "high note" 25 May 18

Beth Wright

US apparel and footwear group Deckers Brands moved to a profit in the fourth quarter, closing fiscal 2018 on what CEO Dave Powers hailed a "high note", as the firm enters fiscal 2019 with optimism.


Cath Kidston taps former Tapestry exec Paraie as CEO 25 May 18

Beth Wright

Global lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston has named former Tapestry executive, Melinda Paraie, as CEO, succeeding outgoing boss Kenny Wilson.


US Q1 in brief – Foot Locker, The Buckle, Shoe Carnival 25 May 18

just-style

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Macy's upped its guidance on the back of higher than expected earnings and sales, while Differential Brands widened its net losses. TJX Companies booked growth in both earnings and sales, while Kohl's booked a strong start to fiscal 2018.


Top stories this week on just-style... 25 May 18

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how companies under pressure to get products to market faster must jettison traditional sourcing models in favour of more agile methods of production, why Marks & Spencer is "perilously close" to losing its status as the UK's number one clothing retailer to Primark, Target taps Bill Foudy as its new sourcing chief, and how purchasing practices impact apparel supply chains.

Latest blogs

The disruption of digitisation 21 May 18

Leonie Barrie

There's currently a lot of talk about how the digitisation of key processes along the clothing supply chain can bring benefits ranging from faster decision-making to improved efficiency, transparency and compliance. At Helly Hansen and VF Corporation, digitising the quality process is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the way for a move from inspection towards in-process quality management.


US retailers stock up amid tariff threat 14 May 18

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US took a tumble in March, with double-digit declines from three of the top ten supplier countries. While the results reflect Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in Asia, China – the US's largest clothing provider – still managed to book growth for the month.

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