Launchmetrics, the data insights company specializing in the fashion, beauty and luxury markets, has partnered up with Pinterest to educate brands and influencers on how to best use the visual search platform to gain insights into their audiences, find the right partners to work with and increase the […]

Luxury secondhand platform The RealReal has been talking to investment banks about the possibility of an initial public offering (IPO), according to international news agency Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the sources, the company has sent out a request for proposals to […]

Foot Locker has invested 2 million US dollars in Pensole Footwear Design Academy, which offers a ‘learn by doing’ curriculum for footwear design. Founded by Jordan design director and educator D'Wayne Edwards, Pensole’s mission is to create a pipeline of new designers for the entire footwear industry […]

British retailer Cath Kidston, widely known for its vintage prints and cutesy florals, has enlisted model and actress Poppy Delevingne to front its spring/summer 2019 campaign, as part of a new strategy to reposition the brand towards a younger audience. The move is being called “pivotal” by the heritage […]

IN PICTURES London - In just over two years since its launch, Scamp & Dude has become one of the most talked about and fastest growing labels in the childrenswear sector. At the end of last year, the British brand opened its first bricks and mortar store in Highgate Village in London, the culmination […]

Footwear brand Skechers is adding more than 175,000 square foot of office, design and showroom space to its corporate headquarters in California as part of its commitment to global growth. The expansion of the Skechers corporate headquarters will span several adjacent buildings in Manhattan Beach and […]

We Are Nations, the Esports (electronic sports) retail and merchandise company, has acquired Sector Six Apparel, an American company specializing in jerseys and custom team wear, with the intention to expand it into Europe in 2019. “With this acquisition we will be given the appropriate resources to […]

CEO INTERVIEWAmazon, Alibaba, Shopify and even Instagram have made it easier for starters to launch a niche fashion brand online. However, the “first mile” of the supply chain hasn’t changed much: the majority of fashion manufacturers still operate according to the traditional model, in which collections […]

Swedish financial tech firm Klarna has confirmed that American rapper, Snoop Dogg, aka Calvin Broadus, has become a minor shareholder in the company, which offers retailers including Asos and Missguided buy-now-pay-later services. “Snoop is not only a rap legend, but also a successful businessman, with […]

Gymboree Group Inc., the parent company of childrenswear brands Gymboree, Crazy 8 and Janie and Jack, has filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court for the second time in two years. The company, which operates hundreds of stores in the United States, Canada […]

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