Issue : 7 October 2011
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Luxury British brand Mulberry has issued a plea to the government for funding to help fund a second factory in the UK.
Liz Claiborne to sell eponymous brandSubscription
Fashion group Liz Claiborne has agreed to sell of its eponymous brand to American department store group J.C. Penney in a move to focus on the business’ Kate Spade, Lucky Brand and Juicy Couture brands.
Isabella Oliver appoints new operations directorSubscription
Maternity and womenswear designer Isabella Oliver has appointed Vicky Lovell as its new operations director to help growth the brand both in the UK and internationally.
Republic expands multi-channel offerSubscription
Young fashion chain Republic has boosted its multi-channel proposition with the launch of a Facebook store and extending its deals initiative on the social network to further stores.
Aurora launches first multi-brand siteSubscription
Fashion group Aurora Fashions, the company behind womenswear chains Oasis, Warehouse and Coast, has rolled out its first website selling all three of its brands with the launch of its first dedicated international website in Germany today.
Jones Group looks to sell jeanswear divisionSubscription
US brand house Jones Group, owner of UK footwear retailer Kurt Geiger, is rreportedly in discussions to sell its jeanswear division.
Profits dip at Uniqlo parent company Subscription
Fast Retailing, the parent company of Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo, said that its full-year net profit dipped 12%.
Boxfresh, Johnstons of Elgin and Asos were among the winners of this year’s UK Fashion & Textile Export Awards, held in London yesterday.
Fashion sales stabilise as weather coolsSubscription
Fashion and footwear sales stabilised last week with sales dropping only marginally on last year as retailers breathed a sigh of relief that the unseasonal sun had passed.
Burberry sales soar 30% in first halfSubscription
Luxury fashion brand Burberry saw total revenue surge 30% to £830m in the six months to September 30.