SMCP, the parent company behind fashion luxury retailers Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot has taken the first steps for a potential initial public offering (IPO). The company has filed a registration document with the French stock market regulator, the AMF, beginning the process for a possible IPO. […]

After closing the year saying that the plans to take the company public wouldn´t be implemented any time soon, Valentino is having second thoughts and wouldn´t rule out an IPO for 2017. The Italian fashion house has had quite a positive kick of the year as it has just announced that profit for fiscal […]

REPORTUrban Outfitters announced net income of 73 million dollars and 224 million dollars for the three months and year ended January 31, 2016, respectively. Earnings per diluted share were 0.61 dollar and 1.78 dollars for the fourth quarter and whole year, respectively. Total company net sales for […]

London - Yoox- Net-a-Porter (YNAP), online luxury fashion retailer has joined forces with technological firm IBM to form a long-term strategic partnership which aims to enhance YNAP platform, share technology and develop a new think-tank. The new partnership aims to focus on enhancing YNAP omni-channel […]

As many analysts and fashion insiders have been noting in the past months, formerly considered the new ‘Eldorado’ for retail, Brazil is losing its luster. The rapidly growing economy has put the break. C&A has come forward as the last international apparel chain closing stores in the Latin-American […]

ANALYSISThe athletic apparel group released its full-year 2015 results and 2016 outlook earlier this week. The German sportswear giant happily shared its full-year 2015 figures: net income at the Adidas Group grew 29 percent year-on-year. The group - which includes Adidas, Reebok, and TaylorMade brands- […]

Despite the national economy’s slowdown, truth is that both local and foreign analysts still believe in the luxury market appeal for Chinese shoppers. In this vein, research by Bain & Co. points to a sailing on the momentum of double-digit growth in recent years. The Fortune Character Institute's research […]

The owners of struggling British high-street retailer, British Home Stores (BHS) may have to shut a quarter of its current stores if landlords are unwilling to work with them on a rescue deal to lower store rental fees, which places numerous jobs at risk. Together with advisor KPMG, BHS has proposed […]

REPORTIn 2015, Moncler recorded revenues of 880.4 million euros (962.6 million dollars), an increase of 27 percent at current exchange rates and an increase of 19 percent at constant exchange rates. “2015 was another year of solid, double-digit growth for Moncler which means we have achieved the results […]

ANALYSISFormerly the leading athletic apparel and footwear retail destination, Sports Authority has succumbed to mounting debt and decreasing margins pressure and sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Sports Authority announced Wednesday that it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will be closing […]