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WGSN press event in Cape Town
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...

25 Apr 2017

Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Boutique inside Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan.
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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

Victoria Beckham's line is seen for sale at Target on April 10, 2017 in New York.
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
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
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

Brent Curry
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
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
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 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

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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
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
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
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

Woolworths launches home-grown fashion collaboration at #SAFW17
Woolworths launches home-grown fashion collaboration at #SAFW17

Woolworths launched its highly-anticipated ‘StyleBySA' seasonal campaign at SA Fashion Week, showcasing the creations...

31 Mar 2017

H&M launches new upmarket brand as profits slow
H&M launches new upmarket brand as profits slow

Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) on Thursday announced the launch of its eighth fashion brand...

31 Mar 2017

Scottish Leader teams up with Dennis Chuene in #NewPerspective video
Scottish Leader teams up with Dennis Chuene in #NewPerspective video

Scottish Leader recently joined forces with South African designer, Dennis Chuene to produce a video that demonstrates what the popular blended Scotch whisky...

30 Mar 2017

Coca-Cola collaborates with Gavin Rajah at MBFWCT17
Coca-Cola collaborates with Gavin Rajah at MBFWCT17

During the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, designer Gavin Rajah partnered with Coca-Cola to unveil four limited edition bottle designs...

30 Mar 2017

Christopher Kane's Crocs and Prada's Teva style sandal.
Fashion faux pas(s): The ‘pretty ugly' shoe

1990s nostalgia has brought back the popularity of the unfashionable fashion shoe, also known as the ‘pretty ugly' shoe...

By Maroefah Smith 29 Mar 2017

This kids clothing range literally grows alongside your child
This kids clothing range literally grows alongside your child

Today's fashion industry has long been embroiled in a sustainability challenge. Constantly contributing to the depletion of fossil fuels through its relentless use of natural resources...

By Lindsay Samson 29 Mar 2017

Woolworths to combine Country Road Group and David Jones into one group
Woolworths to combine Country Road Group and David Jones into one group

Woolworths is combining its Australian subsidiaries Country Road Group and David Jones into one group called WHL Australasia...

By Robert Laing 27 Mar 2017

Busby to shut Nine West and Mango
Busby to shut Nine West and Mango

Nine West will walk out of SA and Mango will follow suit as the House of Busby alters its portfolio to match domestic needs...

23 Mar 2017

All bets on House of Kallie
All bets on House of Kallie

In 2015 I decided to do a short eight-week beginners course in jewellery-making. I ended up with torn nails, bruised hands and an appreciation of the hard work done by creators behind this artform...

By Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2017

Swiss watch exports tumble ahead of Basel trade fair
Swiss watch exports tumble ahead of Basel trade fair

The world's biggest watch fair will open in Switzerland this week, even as slumping exports of luxury Swiss timepieces appear to dash hopes...

22 Mar 2017

Inside story - Mark Gieljoumie Jewelvest gemologist
Inside story - Mark Gieljoumie Jewelvest gemologist

Meet Mark Gieljoumie, one of Cape Town's leading certified gemologists...

Issued by The Diamond Works 22 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality
#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2017

Luxury online shopping platform Italist launches in SA
Luxury online shopping platform Italist launches in SA

Italist, a large online shopping portal dedicated to selling luxury goods from Italy's multi-brand independent fashion retailers, has launched in SA...

20 Mar 2017

Sinakho graduates sew their way to financial security
Sinakho graduates sew their way to financial security

The 15 women of the 2016 Sinakho Women and Youth Development Programme are ready to enter the world of fashion, after graduating this week...

17 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention
#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention

Millennials are known to be tech-savvy, socially engaged, have zero tolerance for delays and are always on the go...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Mar 2017

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Zara owner Inditex profits up on international drive

Spain's fashion retail giant Inditex, owner of popular brand Zara, said on Wednesday that its drive to expand internationally helped push up profits last year...

17 Mar 2017

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