M&S is reportedly close to a deal to buy Jaeger, which is part of Philip Day’s failed Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group. But while it’s believed to be taking on the brand and its stock, the stores aren’t part of the deal.
Upscale menswear retailer Pink Shirtmaker is up for sale, according to reports, although owner LVMH has yet to officially confirm the move for what is one of the luxury goods group's smallest enterprises.
Additions to the brand's leadership include Martin Waters as CEO; Laura Miller as chief HR officer; Becky Behringer as VP of North America store sales and operations; and Janie Schaffer as chief design officer.
The Laura Ashley banner is set to return to the UK high street next year in a surprise new partnership with Next. But before its fashion followers raise a cheer, the deal doesn’t include the brand’s clothing.
Eyewear giant Marcolin has named Alessandro Beccarini as its Style & Product Development Director with responsibility for the management and development of all the group’s eyewear collections worldwide.
Fresh from its takeover of Victoria’s Secret’s UK operations, Next is deepening its intimates involvement with the news that Ted Baker has entered into a product licence agreement with Next for lingerie and nightwear.