James Norton is featured in Belstaff's ad campaign.


MyWardrobe HQ Rides Into Men’s Wear With Belstaff

The London-based fashion and luxury rental site says there’s pent-up demand for men’s daywear and outerwear.

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Derwent Soho Place, by Tottenham Court Road Station on the east end of Oxford Street.


London Rushes to Revitalize Oxford Street, Post-Pandemic

Westminster City Council plans to pour 150 million pounds into Oxford Street and its environs to transform the area into one of the “most sustainable” districts of its kind.

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Boohoo has bought the final three brands from the defunct Arcadia Group, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton.

Business Features

Boohoo Buys Last of Arcadia Brands: Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton

Just weeks after snapping up the British department store chain Debenhams, Boohoo dipped into its purse once again buying more fashion brands aimed at an older demographic.

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Quavo in a look from his BoohooMAN collection.


Boohoo Ready to Pluck Topshop Sister Brands From Defunct Arcadia Group

After buying Debenhams’ assets earlier in the week, Boohoo is preparing to swoop on Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton, although it isn’t interested in the physical stores.

clock January 29, 2021Samantha Conti

ASos, fashion, collection, sustainability

Business Features

Asos, Boohoo and Next: Britain’s New Retail Rulers

Online giants with deep pockets will alter the shape of the British high street as they snap up ailing brick-and-mortar chains, and recast the retail experience.

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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.

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A sign advertising the opening of Topshop in NY.


Australian Retailer Scoops Up Arcadia’s Plus-Size Brand Evans

Evans is the first Arcadia brand to be offloaded after the British group filed for bankruptcy in November.

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Philip Green

Business Features

Sir Philip Green: A Gambling Man

The tycoon who inhaled and exhaled retail and turned Topshop into one of the high street’s hottest names, has seen his empire evaporate in the space of a few years.

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A sign advertising the opening of Topshop in NY.

Fashion Features

Talking Topshop: A Timeline of Philip Green’s Adventures in Fashion

The once-mighty Topshop has fallen on hard times, and could have a new owner soon. Here, WWD takes a look at the rise and fall of a British retail player.

clock November 30, 2020Samantha Conti and Léana Esch



Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group Files for Bankruptcy

Topshop’s troubled parent had been undergoing a major restructuring, but store closures resulting from two national lockdowns pushed the retail group over the edge.

clock November 30, 2020Samantha Conti

Kylie Jenner had a major makeup collaboration with Topshop.


COVID-19 Could Tip Topshop’s Troubled Parent Into Bankruptcy

Arcadia, which was already forced to shut stores and restructure, could file for administration in the U.K. as early as next week, according to reports.

clock November 27, 2020Samantha Conti

A men's look from Ted Baker's new Made in Britain collection.

Fashion Features

Ted Baker Flies British Flag With Collection Made in London, Leicester

The collection coincides with the arrival of Anthony Cuthbertson as global creative director, a new role.

clock November 5, 2020Samantha Conti

Business Features

Harrods, Topshop, John Lewis to Lay Off Staff as COVID-19 Ebbs in U.K.

Stores may have reopened two weeks ago, but they’ve only just begun to count the cost of lockdown closures, and new social distancing measures.

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Long Tall Sally

Fashion Scoops

Long Tall Sally Closing Forever

The latest retail casualty of the coronavirus.

clock June 16, 2020Kellie Ell

Primark, remake, payup, pressure tactics


ABF, Primark Chiefs Accept 50% Pay Cuts After COVID-19 Slowdown

The move follows that of Arcadia Group, where top bosses’ pay checks were slashed up to 50 percent.

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