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Fashion Features

Marks & Spencer Wants to Become a Fashion Platform, Brand Showcase

The struggling British retailer is bringing brands such as Hobbs, Triumph and Phase Eight on board to broaden its customer appeal.

clock March 11, 2021Samantha Conti

Clearpay rebranded last year and worked with Pantone on a bespoke shade of green called Bondi Mint.

Media

‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Platforms Marching on Fashion Magazine Territory

Payment platforms including Klarna, Afterpay and QuadPay are fast becoming industry players, discovery sites for fashion and beauty, and marketing opportunities for brands and retailers. They’re also speaking to the demands and desires of Millennials and Gen Z.

clock February 11, 2021Samantha Conti

Jaeger Store Marylebone

Mergers and Acquisitions

Marks & Spencer Buys Clothing Label Jaeger Out of Administration

M&S will be Jaeger’s third owner in five years, and said the deal should be finalized later this month.

clock January 11, 2021Samantha Conti

Worcester Stock. Marks and Spencers logo on the High Street, Worcester. URN:55514754 (Press Association via AP Images)

Retail

COVID-19 Lockdowns Weigh on Q3 Revenue at Marks & Spencer

In the U.K., food sales were up 2.2 percent, while clothing and home fell 25.1 percent as large parts of the shop floor went dark due to coronavirus restrictions.

clock January 8, 2021Samantha Conti

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Intimates

Victoria’s Secret Names Martin Waters as CEO

In addition, parent company L Brands has added a number of senior-level executives to the leadership team to help turn the business around.

clock November 25, 2020Kellie Ell

Inside the new John Lewis women's wear floor

Business Features

Trouble Hits the High Street, With John Lewis Layoffs, Losses at M&S

With attention diverted to the U.S. election, British retailers have released gloomy figures as the country heads into national lockdown.

clock November 4, 2020Samantha Conti

London retail reopens following the Covid-19 closures.

Retail

Marks & Spencer to Cut 7,000 Jobs in Next Three Months

Sales of clothing and home goods were down 29.9 percent over the two months ending Aug. 8.

clock August 18, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Harvey Nichols, The Fragrance Room

Business Features

M&S, Ted Baker, Harvey Nichols Set to Lay Off More Than 1,000 Workers

The clothing retailers, which play in different segments of the market, are downsizing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and a slowdown in footfall.

clock July 20, 2020Samantha Conti

Marks and Spencer

Financial

Marks & Spencer Chief Looks to Seize the Moment, Learn From COVID-19

M&S may have seen sales and profits fall in fiscal 2019-20, but the ceo said the business is learning valuable lessons and has already been running a tighter operation since lockdown.

clock May 20, 2020Samantha Conti

The Next flagship on Oxford Street in London.

Business Features

British Retailer Sir David Jones Dies at 76

Jones was a player in the heyday of the British high street, helping to transform the fortunes of the fashion and home retailer Next.

clock December 31, 2019Samantha Conti

Marks and Spencer

Human Resources

Marks & Spencer Nabs Tesco’s Richard Price for Top Clothing Role

Price is currently ceo of Tesco’s F&F Clothing division.

clock November 22, 2019Samantha Conti

Marks and Spencer

Financial

Marks & Spencer Profit Climbs, Revenue Dips in First Half

M&S put a positive spin on the results, arguing that it is on track with a strategy to turn itself into a leaner, more nimble and profitable operation.

clock November 6, 2019Samantha Conti

Meghan Duchess of SussexSmart Works capsule collection launch, London, UK - 12 Sep 2019Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives. Half of Smart Works' clients are from an ethnic minority, long-term unemployed and have been unsuccessful with a large number of job applications. Thanks to the charity's support, 64% go on to get a job following their visit to Smart Works. As well as providing complete outfits of high quality clothes for job interviews, beneficiaries also have access to one-to-one interview training and the opportunity to join Smart Works Network, meeting every month to further their professional and personal development.

Fashion Scoops

What to Know About Meghan Markle’s Fashion Line

“Since moving to the U.K., it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organizations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact.”

clock September 12, 2019Layla Ilchi

Marks & Spencer storeMarks & Spencer, Newbury, Berkshire, UK - 23 May 2018Marks & Spencer the retailer said it plans to close 100 shops by 2022. M&S suffered a big fall in annual profits following a costly store closure plan.

Financial

Marks & Spencer to Drop Out of FTSE 100 After Share Price Decline

The struggling retailer suffered a brutal first half.

clock September 4, 2019Samantha Conti

Kim Kardashian Shapewear SKIMS

Intimates

Kim Kardashian West Renames Shapewear Line Skims

The line comes as growth in the shapewear category continues, taking on longtime leader Spanx.

clock August 26, 2019Kellie Ell

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