British womenswear retailer Topshop is to launch its first store in China this week in Hong Kong, as the Arcadia brand continues with its international expansion. Set to open its doors on June 6, the 14,000 square foot store will be launched with a series of activities including live music, giveaways, […]

Environmental organization Greenpeace has found toxic chemicals in 89 of the 114 garments it investigated. The organization took a close look at fashion items from brands like Levi's, Esprit and Tommy Hilfiger. According to Greenpeace, Zara produces the most toxic items for both humans and the environment. […]

Gap Inc has appointed named Rebekka Bay as Creative Director and Executive Vice President for Gap Global Design. Bay will be responsible for product sold online and in the nearly 1,600 stores in 42 countries in which Gap operates. Bay, who previously launched the COS brand in 2006, will be expected […]

After issuing a profit warning Tuesday, Burberry’s stock tumbled by 21 percent in London Stock Exchange, provoking the so-called domino effect within the quoted luxury companies. It was the case of PPR, LVMH or Financiere Richemont, all of them seeing their value shattered. Analysts warned that the […]

Hugo Boss and Safilo, a leading eyewear company, have announced an early renewal of their license agreement. The contract will see Safilo design, produce and distribute Hugo Boss eyewear until 2020, including its BOSS Black, BOSS Orange and Hugo spectacles and sunglasses collections. Claus-Dietrich […]

Not only is the fashion industry one of the world's greatest environments to work in, it is also an industry in which you can become very rich. The FashionUnited Top200 most wealthiest fashion professionals lists 200 people who have made at least 70 million US$ up to 41 billion US$ while working in […]

Net-A-Porter Group Limited, the global online luxury fashion retailer, has acquired the Chinese discounted, members’ only luxury e-tailer Shouke.com, and has confirmed that it will be integrated into the company. The acquisition forms the first phase of the luxury retailers emergence into the Chinese […]

Collective Brands Performance + Lifestyle Group announced the appointment of Rick Blackshaw as president of the Keds brand. Blackshaw has extensive footwear experience with brands including Converse, Timberland, and the former division of Reebok, Avia, and most recently served as vice president and […]

January is the month for the annual World's Top 100 Most Valuable Luxury Brand awards, organized by the World Luxury Association in Beijing. Dubbed as the "Luxury Oscar Awards", the association aims to bring together the top 100 luxury brands in such diverse fields as aircraft, yachts, cars, jewelry, […]

Wellington boot maker Hunter has a new controlling shareholder after an undisclosed investment by private equity group Searchlight Capital Partners. Existing shareholders will retain a stake. Despite financial terms weren’t announced, Hunter Boot Limited, the UK manufacturer of the iconic Wellington […]