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Lingerie brands female founders

Fashion Scoops

Lingerie Brands Support Female-Owned and Operated Businesses

Smart & Sexy, Curvy Couture, ThirdLove and Pepper are just some of the innerwear firms awarding grants to female-founded and female-run companies.

clock July 31, 2020Kellie Ell

Sarah-Linh Tran and Christophe Lemaire

Business Features

EXCLUSIVE: Lemaire Starts Expansion Drive With New Stores and E-commerce

Building new headquarters on the Place des Vosges, the brand is expanding at home and in Asia, aiming to double sales in the next two years.

clock July 13, 2020Mimosa Spencer

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Fast Retailing’s Sales and Profit Plummet Due to COVID-19

Net profit declined by nearly 43 percent, while sales were down by more than 15 percent.

clock July 9, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Uniqlo Tokyo


Uniqlo Opens Large-Scale Store in Tokyo’s Ginza

Chief executive officer Tadashi Yanai said the store can help to reinvigorate Japan from the coronavirus pandemic.

clock June 18, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Mitsukoshi Ginza


With State of Emergency Lifted, Japan Begins Gradual Reopening

Retailers in Tokyo began opening their doors last week, but some will continue to wait.

clock May 25, 2020Kelly Wetherille

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Fashion Scoops

Lingerie Companies Support Medical Workers During Coronavirus

Brands like Wacoal America and ThirdLove donate bras and underwear to medical personnel working on the front lines of the pandemic.

clock May 6, 2020Kellie Ell



Fast Retailing Confirms Plans to Pay Suppliers

Fast Retailing said it will pay suppliers in full for all orders that have been delivered as well as those currently in production.

clock April 23, 2020WWD Staff



Fast Retailing Slashes Sales and Profit Forecasts Amid Coronavirus

The Uniqlo parent expects its yearly net profit to plummet by 38.5 percent and warns further revisions may be necessary.

clock April 9, 2020Kelly Wetherille



EXCLUSIVE: Former Victoria’s Secret, Lululemon Exec Creates MINDD Bras

The collection is for D+ consumers.

clock February 19, 2020Kellie Ell


Fast Retailing Becomes Climate Action Signatory

The retailer retailer is trying to reduce the volume of greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain.

clock January 16, 2020Sharon Edelson



Fast Retailing Posts Lower Sales and Profit for Q1, Lowers Full-Year Forecast

Weaker business from Uniqlo in South Korea and Hong Kong as well as unseasonably warm weather weighed on results.

clock January 9, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Uniqlo Opens in India


Indian Retail Seen Booming — but Issues Remain

Global retailers feel that while it is important to tread carefully in India, the market is on the cusp of exploding.

clock December 11, 2019Mayu Saini

Mujin intelligent robot


Robots, AI Are Infiltrating Fast Retailing’s Supply Chain

The retailer has entered into partnerships with two robotics companies in order to overhaul its warehouses.

clock November 13, 2019Kelly Wetherille


Fashion Scoops

Harvard Business Review Names Leading CEOs — Bezos Doesn’t Make the Cut

Only four female chief executive officers landed among the top 100 — compared to three women on last year’s list.

clock October 22, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg



Fast Retailing Posts Record-High FY Profit and Sales

Sales of Uniqlo International reach 1 trillion yen for the first time.

clock October 10, 2019Kelly Wetherille

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