ANALYSISCompanies in the luxury, fast fashion, and lifestyle categories have seen the largest growth over the first half of 2017. LVMH, Inditex, and Nike have secures the first, second, and third position respectively within the FashionUnited Top 100, the leading benchmark index comprehended of the […]

Galeries Lafayette is eyeing up La Redoute for a future take over. The retail company is set to acquire a 51 percent stake in the French brand, and plans to expand its share in La Redoute to 100 percent in the future in order to strengthen its e-commerce division. ​ “The combination of the two businesses […]

Oxford Industries’ consolidated net sales increased to 284.7 million dollars compared to 283 million dollars in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Earnings on a GAAP basis were 1.36 dollars per share compared to 1.44 dollars in the same period of the prior year. On an adjusted basis, earnings were 1.44 […]

Lululemon Athletica reported diluted earnings per share of 0.36 dollar for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 against 0.39 dollar reported in the same quarter last year. Excluding the impact of the Ivivva restructuring, the company said adjusted diluted earnings per share were 0.39 dollar compared to […]

Private equity is reportedly nearing a deal to acquire Matchesfashion. War of bids over the British luxury multi-label business has lifted the price tag from 600 million pounds to 800 million pounds. Sources close to the fashion company pointed out that over the holiday weekend three different private […]

Jimmy Choo has reported overall revenue growth of 4.5 percent on a constant currency or 16.5 percent on a reported basis to 201.6 million pounds (260 million dollars). In the first half year ended June 30, 2017. Profit before tax increased by 11.5million pounds (14 million dollars) and adjusted consolidated […]

Consolidated revenue for 2016/17 at IC Group amounted to 2,749 million Danish krona (439 million dollars) corresponding to a growth rate of 3.2 percent or 4.3 percent measured in local currency compared to 2015/16. The company’s gross margin declined by 1.5 percentage points to 55.3 percent and the […]

Shoe Carnival reported net sales of 235.1 million dollars for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, a 1.4 percent increase, compared to 231.9 million dollars for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Comparable store sales increased 0.4 percent, while gross profit margin remained flat at 29 percent for the […]

Vera Bradley’s net revenues totalled 208.6 million dollars for the six months to July 29, 2017 compared to 224.4 million dollars in the same period, last year. For the current year six months, the company posted a net loss of 1.9 million dollars or 0.05 dollar per diluted share compared to 7.5 million […]

London - Marks & Spencer may be pulling out of certain loss-making international markets, but that has not stopped the British department store from strengthening its relationship with its established franchise partners. M&S revealed on Wednesday morning that it has begun talks with its long-running […]