Darcy Penick helped scale Amazon's Shopbop to the kind of online fashion destination that Neiman hopes its banners can be.
Asos has partnered with the British High Commission to host an event in Mauritius that seeks to implement a common framework to combat modern slavery. The event – organised as part of Asos’ modern slavery commitments and coinciding with ongoing discussions between the Mauritian and Bangladeshi governments on labour migration and workers’ rights – will bring together local and international stakeholders to discuss the challenges in managing labour migration and agree a common framework for improving worker protection in Mauritius and beyond. Stakeholders in the event include executives from fashion brands manufacturing in Mauritius including Adidas, zLabels, Puma, Woolworths and Whistles, as well as lopbby groups such as the International Labour Organisation, the IndustriALL Union, the Ethical Trading Initiative and Anti-Slavery International
The proportion of money being spent online has increased year-on-year, as shoppers tighten their belts and search the web for the best prices. According to a survey commissioned by Royal Mail, 54 per cent and 53 per cent of respondents said choice and price comparison respectively were the key reasons they go online instead of in-store.
Zalando has said it would push ahead with its strategy to increase market share this year after its preliminary fourth-quarter report indicated sales growth and operating profit in line with analyst expectations. The online fashion retailer said preliminary sales figures for the quarter rose between 21.2 per cent and 23.2 per cent to €1.32 billion (£1.17 billion) to €1.34 billion (£1.18 billion), despite a “challenging” October. READ MORE: Zalando announces ambitious partnership expansion plans It said adjusted EBIT is expected to come in between €107 million (£95 million) and €120 million (£106 million) for the same period, up from €95.6 million (£85 million) in 2016
In an age where magazines and fashion advertising are criticised for presenting a skewed version of women, Missguided has launched a new campaign aimed at empowering body positivity and diversity. The new campaign, Make Your Mark , features nine “babes of Missguided” and aims to empower women and champion unairbrushed models and models with “imperfections”
The opening of its first physical stores as led to Missguided slipping into the red in its annual report, despite sales skyrocketing by 75 per cent.
Asos has expanded its same-day delivery service to Leeds and Manchester. Known as Asos Instant, the service was first launched launched to customers in based in London’s 122 postcodes on October 11. READ MORE: Asos begins “try before you buy” service It is now available in select postcodes for the two northern England cities for orders placed before 10am Monday to Friday, for between £9.95 and £12.95
The co-founder and chief operating officer of online fashion retailer Finery has announced his resignation. Luca Marini said he is due to depart the business, which he co-launched with Nickyl Raithatha and Caren Downie in February 2015, at the end of this month. Less than three years after recording £5 million in sales in its first tear of trading, Finery now rakes in £16 million and operates in 10 countries
Deena M. Amato-McCoy Walmart has tapped a retail veteran to bolster its foothold in its growing online fashion category
Deena M. Amato-McCoy Walmart has tapped a retail veteran to bolster its foothold in its growing online fashion category.