Plus-size label Universal Standard has filed a trademark infringement suit against Target Corporation. Target launched an inclusive denim-based line in January, called “Universal Thread”, which includes plus-size and adaptive clothing, apparel and accessories. Universal Standard argues that Target’s […]

Luxury Italian jeweller Bulgari is to expand its Hotel and Resorts division, which to date counts six locations in its portfolio. The company, which is part of the LVMH group of brands, is planning to open 15 new hotels including Paris in 2020, Moscow 2021 and Tokyo 2022. Bulgari's CEO Jean-Christophe […]

INTERVIEW Founded in 1994, the Porto-based Parfois is one of the most successful brands in the accessories market. The company currently operates 900 stores across 65 countries, and aims to reach the mark of 1,000 stores by the end of the year. FashionUnited spoke to Susana Coerver, Parfois’ Director […]

International online retailers who sell in Australia will have to start collecting Goods and Service Tax (GST) on all products sold to consumers in Australia valued at 1,000 Australian Dollars or less. The tax, applicable to international retailers if they have a GST turnover of 75,000 Australian Dollars […]

Five years after Rana Plaza,the demands of Bangladeshi garment workers were finally invited to address their minimum wage concerns at a national Minimum Wage Board meeting, set to take place on July 8th. Workers propose an increase of the minimum wage from 5,300 taka (63 US dollars), some of the lowest […]

After Randa Accessories made a bid for Perry Ellis with an all cash deal of 444 million dollars, Perry Ellis announced this morning that they are stressing their investors to stick with the original Feldenkreis deal of 437 million dollars that would be done through debt and equity. The news was reported […]

Italian luxury fashion brand Ermenegildo Zegna announced on 26th June that it picked up a minority stake in Indian designer brand Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur, thus investing in “Brand India”. The Milan-based company made the move together with its Indian retail partner, Reliance Brands Limited, the […]

Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring, and investment firm, has acquired the Bench brand and all of its related intellectual property assets, following the brand falling into administration in April. Bench, was founded in Manchester in 1989 and was hailed as one of the first streetwear […]

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