Topshop seeks smooth transition with London fashion week show | Fashion

Topshop is a brand in transition but you wouldn’t know it by its catwalk show which consisted of clothes for the customer Topshop has courted for decades – a young woman looking for something to wear on a Friday night.… Read More

How China made Victoria’s Secret a pawn in its ruthless global game | Paul Mason | Opinion

As a movie plot, it would work better for Johnny English than James Bond: the lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret saw its launch in China mired in controversy when the People’s Republic refused to issue visas to invited celebrities and journalists.… Read More

The fashion world speaks out: ‘Without immigration, we’d be selling potato sacks’ | Fashion

There is a new trend greeting shoppers this season but it’s not billowing cords or ruffle blouses: it’s the fashion industry’s attempt to counter hostility towards immigrants since the Brexit vote. Last week the high street chain Jigsaw put its… Read More

Dr Martens gets big in Japan (and bigger worldwide to boot) | Business

Demand for Dr Martens boots is booming, helped by a craze in Asia and new, lighter versions of the traditional yellow-stitched boots. The company, which is now owned by private equity firm Permira, opened 18 stores last year, including two… Read More

‘Shoppertainment’: How department stores are becoming ‘theatres of dreams’ | Business

“We are the controllers of the funfair, of the rabbit hole … of the dreams,” cries an eccentrically costumed showman as a three-dimensional kaleidoscope whirls into life. The ride is one of the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland-themed theatrical “experiences” designed… Read More