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Myer store

Mergers and Acquisitions

Australia’s Premier Investments Takes Strategic Stake in Myer

Monday’s raid triggered speculation that Australia’s largest department store chain is in play.

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Australian natural colour line Inika Organic

Color Cosmetics

Australia’s Inika Organic Eyes U.S. Expansion

The organic cosmetic line aims to be in 150-200 U.S. doors by the end of 2017.

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Australia’s Premier Investments Sees Slight Uptick in H1 Profit

Strong growth at the group’s fashion stationery and premium sleepwear brands offset headwinds in the Australian retail market.

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Myer store


Australia’s Myer Lifts H1 Profit

Australia’s largest department store chain said it is on track to deliver its first full year profit in seven years.

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Robb Report now features augmented reality capabilities.


Robb Report Australia Launches Augmented Reality Application

The free app was launched on the App Store and Google Play.

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The cover of the first issue of the relaunched Grazia Australia.


Grazia Australia to Relaunch in Print Format

For its digital-to-print reboot of the magazine, Grazia’s new Australian publisher is pursuing a largely retail-focused distribution strategy.

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Ethical Consumers Australia's ethical fashion rating app Good on You, has just launched into the U.S. market.


Australian Ethical Fashion Rating App Launches in the U.S.

The startup aims to connect consumers with brands based on the latter’s policies regarding labor, the environment and animals.

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Melbourne Fashion Festival National Designer Award 2017 winner Kacey Devlin (center) flanked by models in her winning collection.

Designer and Luxury

Kacey Devlin Wins National Designer Prize in Melbourne

The 28 year-old Sydney designer will be promoted by the David Jones department store chain in Australia and by the Australian Fashion Chamber in Paris.

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Billabong's Warhol Surf collection


Billabong Widens H1 Loss

The surf wear company’s profits soared in the Americas, but results were weighed down by challenges in Asia Pacific and Europe.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Billabong Sheds Tigerlily in $46 million Deal

The swimwear brand will go to Crescent Capital Partners, as Billabong continues to hone its brand portfolio

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Australia’s Scentre Group Sees 10.4 Pct Uptick in 2016 Profit

The Australian operator of Westfield said it is seeing the results of jettisoning off-strategy malls to focus on a higher-quality offer.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Elevate Brandpartners Buys Australian Eyewear Company

The seven month-old San Francisco-based company, which is backed by Boston growth equity firm Summit Partners, has acquired a majority stake in Quay Australia.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Qatar’s Al Alfia Launches Bid for Australia’s Specialty Fashion Group

The investment company is valuing the retailer at 134 million Australian dollars or $102 million at current exchange.

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An image from Marcs' fall-winter 2017 campaign

Ready To Wear

Australian Chains Marcs and David Lawrence Enter Administration

H&M, Zara and Uniqlo are all showing strong sales growth in the country.

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Malcolm Turnbull and Paul Vasileff


Couturier Paul Vasileff Named Young Australian of the Year

The award was presented by Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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