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Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

2 days ago

Sales of Ivanka Trump products soar in 2016

NEW YORK - Sales of Ivanka Trump's clothing collection soared by nearly 61 percent in 2016, the company that manufactures products for the president's daughter's line and other brands said on Monday...

11 Apr 2017

Posh on a budget: Victoria Beckham teams up with Target

NEW YORK - The Victoria Beckham clothing range for Target is flying off the shelves, the latest high-fashion, high-street collaboration seeking to widen market appeal - even if not everyone is impressed...

11 Apr 2017

Denim through the seasons

In 1969, a writer for African Fabrics magazine declared denim as “one of the world's oldest fabrics, yet it remains eternally young.” Donna McPherson, buying manager at value retailer Ackermans, agrees...

Issued by Ackermans 11 Apr 2017

14 highlights from #MBFWCT17

So, irrespective of a change in venue halfway through the shows due to forces of nature, the Cape Town Fashion Week was a huge success!

By Meagan Duckitt 11 Apr 2017

Why TFG partners with startups

Here, a Q&A with TFG CIO Brent Curry on the retailer's strategy for partnering with startups for mutual gain...

11 Apr 2017

Think knitting is just for geriatrics? Think again

Created by Spanish designer Gerard Rubio, the Kniterate is a knitting machine that turns digital designs into fully realised garments...

By Lindsay Samson 7 Apr 2017

Cape Town Fashion Week makes a come-back

The final day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 was postponed due to the weather. Organisers African Fashion International, however, are determined that nothing will stop the designers...

6 Apr 2017

Ralph Lauren to close flagship Polo store in Manhattan

Ralph Lauren Corp. plans to shut its flagship Polo store on New York's Fifth Avenue and cut some staff as it shifts more resources to e-commerce...

5 Apr 2017

Taste to focus on food in future

Taste Holdings has announced a strategic restructuring that will result in the group focusing in future on food, and probably selling its luxury goods division...

5 Apr 2017

Levi's returns to 60s feel with remastered Orange Tab Collection

Embracing the 60s and reinterpreting it for the youth of today, Levi's South Africa chose Sydney Davy and William Kuna as the fresh, local faces...

4 Apr 2017

Shoppers desire degree of control over retail technology

Consumers are most willing to engage brands with new technology if they feel that they are in control of their experience...

3 Apr 2017

H&M sales rise in SA bad

Swedish retailer H&M has continued on its winning streak in SA, dodging the malaise to which domestic retail players have succumbed...

3 Apr 2017

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International

Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

FRANKFURT, Germany - German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the €1bn-barrier and upping its forecasts for the year.

1 day ago

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

NEW DELHI, India - With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

20 Apr 2017

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