Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies

Celebrated fashion designer and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85...

1 day ago

Remembering Marie Bata
Remembering Marie Bata

Marie Bata was faced with a terrifying dilemma in 1939 - return to her native Czechoslovakia and face the full fury of the occupying Nazis or watch the Bata company and its workers be decimated by the Third Reich. She chose to return...

Issued by Bata 1 day ago

Zando's coming of age
Zando's coming of age

Zando launched in 2012 as an online shoe retailer when e-commerce in SA was very much in its infancy. Fast-forward to 2019, the business has transformed into an ever-expanding fashion marketplace...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Feb 2019

Garmin signs purchase agreement to acquire Tacx, the leading manufacturer of indoor bike trainers
Garmin signs purchase agreement to acquire Tacx, the leading manufacturer of indoor bike trainers

Garmin has announced that one of its affiliates has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Tacx Onroerend en Roerend Goed B.V ("Tacx")...

Issued by Garmin 15 Feb 2019

SA retail sales slump in December
SA retail sales slump in December

Retail sales declined 1,4% year-on-year in December 2018, with five of the seven types of retailer reporting negative growth rates during the period, according to the latest figures from Stats SA...

14 Feb 2019

The 10 biggest trends from SA Menswear Week A/W 2019
The 10 biggest trends from SA Menswear Week A/W 2019

If fashionistas were looking for a night out there was no better way to celebrate the opening of SA Menswear Week than at the Unknown Union show...

By Meagan Duckitt 14 Feb 2019

Walmart launches online-exclusive furniture brand MoDRN
Walmart launches online-exclusive furniture brand MoDRN

Walmart has introduced its own private label furniture brand called MoDRN, available exclusively online through the Walmart.com's home section...

12 Feb 2019

Miniso launches Adventure Time product range
Miniso launches Adventure Time product range

Retail chain Miniso will be stocking a 264-item collection of accessories and apparel inspired by animated TV series Adventure Time, after entering into a deal with Cartoon Network...

11 Feb 2019

#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign
#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign

Ackermans' latest Valentine's Day campaign, 'I Am Me' (#IAmMe) was conceptualised and produced in partnership with the retailer's lead creative agency 99c and is calling on South African women to celebrate their true selves and each other...

7 Feb 2019

Fitgymwear teams up with Candibod for activewear range
Fitgymwear teams up with Candibod for activewear range

South African activewear retailer Fitgymwear has collaborated with local blogger and influencer, Candice Boddington, to design a limited-edition 'feminine collection'...

6 Feb 2019

LG appoints new president for MEA region
LG appoints new president for MEA region

LG Electronics (LG) has appointed James Lee as its news president of the Middle East and Africa Region (MEA)...

5 Feb 2019

Woolworths pulls "gender stereotyping" Valentine's Day campaign
Woolworths pulls "gender stereotyping" Valentine's Day campaign

#NEWSWATCH: Woolworths has pulled its in-store #LoveAlwaysWins Valentine's Day campaign following social media outrage, this just a few weeks after the retailer's Ubuntu Baba scandal...

5 Feb 2019

Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TV
Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TV

Hisense's new flagship 65" ULED smart television is a declaration of war aimed at the top end TV market. This beautifully crafted and ingeniously designed ULED is the perfection that should be strived for when creating the next generation of televisions...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Feb 2019

Ikea's African Överallt collection to be unveiled at Design Indaba Festival
Ikea's African Överallt collection to be unveiled at Design Indaba Festival

Two years ago Ikea teamed up with a group of designers, architects, artists and creatives from five African countries to collaborate around modern urban rituals and the importance they play in the home...

1 Feb 2019

The tech buzzwords transforming our TVs
The tech buzzwords transforming our TVs

Consumer electronics businesses gather annually at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a global platform for companies to flaunt their latest innovations and battle it out for recognition as the best of the best...

31 Jan 2019

Credit: Ubuntu Baba.
#FutureFit Yourself: Marnus Broodryk and attorney weigh in on Ubuntu Baba

Carmen Murray talks to Roy Taberer, a patent attorney from Taberer Attorneys, Kimberleigh Stark, an actress and producer from Stark SA, Shannon McLaughlin, owner of Ubuntu Baba and entrepreneur Marnus Broodryk of SME Africa to understand the lessons we can learn from this and how can we protect our ideas better...

By Carmen Murray 31 Jan 2019

Prague buckles up for Bata Fashion Weekend 2019
Prague buckles up for Bata Fashion Weekend 2019

Prague, the historic capital of the Czech Republic, is to host the Bata Fashion Weekend 2019. This year, as the brand also celebrates its 125-year anniversary, the event will take place on 12-14 April at Žofín Palace...

Issued by Bata 30 Jan 2019

Under Armour's Connected Fitness comes to SA
Under Armour's Connected Fitness comes to SA

Apollo Brands, the official distributor of Under Armour in South Africa, has just launched connected fitness in South Africa...

29 Jan 2019

Together with Shimza, Bata hands over Toughees school shoes to hundreds of orphaned children
Together with Shimza, Bata hands over Toughees school shoes to hundreds of orphaned children

Bata South Africa stepped in and assisted Shimza as he once again donated Toughees school shoes to hundreds of orphaned children from Tembisa at the Rabasotho Hall in Tembisa on Tuesday, 22 January 2019...

Issued by Bata 24 Jan 2019

Maybelline and Puma collaborate on athleisure-inspired makeup collection
Maybelline and Puma collaborate on athleisure-inspired makeup collection

Maybelline New York has teamed up with global sportswear brand Puma to create a high performance, street style-inspired makeup collection. The Puma x Maybelline collaboration taps into the athleisure trend...

21 Jan 2019

R81m Black Industrialist textile firm set for launch in KZN
R81m Black Industrialist textile firm set for launch in KZN

A multimillion-rand Black Industrialist textile firm, Africa Bespoke Apparel (ABA), is ready to launch on 22 January 2019 in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal. A 100% black-owned company operating in the textile, clothing and footwear sector...

18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now
#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now

Technology is the single most important investment that retailers need to make, in order to ensure that their fashion stores stay relevant...

By Robyn Cooke 17 Jan 2019

You had me at Toughees school shoes...
You had me at Toughees school shoes...

11-year-old Corban Anthony has the potential to become South Africa's next dancing sensation after he was announced as one of the winners of the Toughees Move Maker competition which ran on social media platforms...

Issued by Bata 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 6 Fashion and décor trends that are here to stay and slay
#BizTrends2019: 6 Fashion and décor trends that are here to stay and slay

It's that time of the year again darlings. When I look at my social media comments, take inspiration from runway rages and peek into the mind of Li Edelkoort to bring you my version of what we'll be wearing next summer...

By Kumari Govender 14 Jan 2019

The best parts of me - my drive, motivation and ambition exist because she is in my life!
The best parts of me - my drive, motivation and ambition exist because she is in my life!

13-year-old Storm Boost dances her way into the Toughees telecision commercial motivated by her sister who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy...

Issued by Bata 11 Jan 2019

Madiba's prized Hi-Tec trainers return to SA
Madiba's prized Hi-Tec trainers return to SA

Nelson Mandela's favourite footwear during his 28-year long incarceration on Robben Island was a pair of blue and white Hi-Tec tennis trainers. Upon his departure, he auctioned them off for charity...

11 Jan 2019

Toughees discovers South Africa's dancing talent
Toughees discovers South Africa's dancing talent

Toughees, South Africa's most-loved school shoe brand has discovered South Africa's next dancing sensations!...

Issued by Bata 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping
#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping

Service is the new selling. This dedication towards offering tailored service is what differentiates mass from niche online retailers. We're no longer selling things, but the experience of buying them...

By Graham van der Merwe 10 Jan 2019

Woolworths accused of copying baby carrier design
Woolworths accused of copying baby carrier design

Woolworths has once again been accused of plagiarising the product design of a smaller business. This time, the item in question is a Woolworths baby carrier, which entrepreneur Shannon McLaughlin claims is a copy...

9 Jan 2019

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