Scoop, a new international fashion show created by Karen Radley, is launching in February at the Saatchi Gallery. Compared to trade shows such as White in Milan, the 3-day event already has Kenzo, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino and Givenchy among the list of exhibitors.
Summer 2011 sees the launch of Cos, Collection of Style, on Biblioteksgatan, at the very heart of Stockholm’s key destination shopping area. This first store will carry the complete collection for women, men and children.
Athleta, the women’s sports apparel brand owned by the Gap Inc. group, has opened its first full-scale retail store on San Francisco’s renowned Fillmore Street. The flagship will offer clothing for yoga, running, swim, gym, hiking and skiing - all designed by and for female athletes.
British fashion retailer Jacques Vert Plc posted a 7 percent rise in first-half pretax profit, helped by growth in its online business, but remained cautious about the rest of the year on an uncertain retail outlook.
At this week’s Pitti Uomo, the male fashion tradeshow in Florence, Umbro will be showcasing its new ‘Archive Research Project’ collection, created in collaboration with designer Aitor Throup. The new project shows the British label’s ambition to broaden its audience by moving upmarket.
Executives at top U.S. retailers expect shoppers to keep spending in 2011 like they did in the recently-ended holiday season, looking for good prices for most items and splurging only on the products they want most.
Apparel retailer Anchor Blue has started going out of business sales at its 117 stores after it filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday for the second time in less than two years, according to court documents.