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Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brands
Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brandsArticle

Nominations are open for the inaugural Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards, which recognise Southern African designers who have implemented a sustainable design approach...

10 Jul 2019

Why AI could boost South Africa's battered retail sector
Why AI could boost South Africa's battered retail sectorArticle

By not considering the benefits of AI, South African retailers risk leaving money on the table...

Vian Chinner 9 Jul 2019

Figure Forms: 3 decades serving the clothing industry
Figure Forms: 3 decades serving the clothing industryArticle

Figure Forms is the number 1 technical and fit mannequin supplier in the Southern Hemisphere...

Meagan Duckitt 24 Jun 2019

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019
The most valuable global retail brands for 2019Article

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold online
H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold onlineArticle

H&M has launched a new transparency initiative that will see the retailer share details on for each garment it sells online. This information will include the country where it's produced, supplier names, factory names and addresses...

25 Apr 2019

#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa
#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to AfricaArticle

The fifth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference kicked off in Cape Town yesterday, bringing some of the biggest names in global luxury to African soil...

Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Apr 2019

New store openings, local collaboration on the cards for H&M South Africa
New store openings, local collaboration on the cards for H&M South AfricaArticle

Global fashion retailer H&M has announced plans for three new store openings in South Africa in 2019, and a greater focus on local partnerships in the sphere of design and social impact...

27 Mar 2019

Reviving Cape Town's clothing and textiles industry
Reviving Cape Town's clothing and textiles industryArticle

The City of Cape Town has plans to commission a clothing, textile and fashion study in the 2019/20 financial year, to unpack the economic contribution of the sector...

19 Mar 2019

Jeans maker Diesel files for bankruptcy in the U.S
Jeans maker Diesel files for bankruptcy in the U.SArticle

Diesel USA, the clothing maker famous for its five-pocket jeans, filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court this week...

7 Mar 2019

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

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

Robyn Cooke 17 Jan 2019

Turkish fashion retailer LC Waikiki eyes growth in South Africa
Turkish fashion retailer LC Waikiki eyes growth in South AfricaArticle

Turkish-based global fashion chain LC Waikiki has just opened its third South African store. The new branch, located at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, follows store openings in Menlyn Park and Sandton City...

Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Dec 2018

Farfetch snaps up streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods
Farfetch snaps up streetwear marketplace Stadium GoodsArticle

Online luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch is acquiring Stadium Goods, a premier sneaker and streetwear marketplace, for $250 million...

14 Dec 2018

Armitage Outfitters: KZN's new one-stop-shop for men's grooming and apparel
Armitage Outfitters: KZN's new one-stop-shop for men's grooming and apparelArticle

After working in the retail trade for 23 years, Neville Armitage has realised his dream of opening his own store...

11 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1Article

The moment you provide the South African consumer with what they need, they will start purchasing whatever you are selling. This was the main message from trend analyst Nicola Cooper...

Maroefah Smith 4 Dec 2018

H&M group shuts down Cheap Monday brand
H&M group shuts down Cheap Monday brandArticle

Fashion retail giant H&M is closing its struggling independent brand Cheap Monday, which is known for its low-priced skinny jeans...

28 Nov 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail
#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retailArticle

The conscious consumer is fast reshaping the retail fashion and textile landscape. Consumers demanding transparency and traceability are changing the ways retailers operate...

Maroefah Smith 26 Nov 2018

Womenswear, footwear and kidswear deliver for merged Superbalist
Womenswear, footwear and kidswear deliver for merged SuperbalistArticle

Just over a month after its merger with Spree, Superbalist says the platform migration went ahead with no major glitches. The merger of two of South Africa's most prominent online fashion retailers...

15 Nov 2018

Hugo Boss and Porsche sign multiyear Formula E deal
Hugo Boss and Porsche sign multiyear Formula E dealArticle

German fashion house Hugo Boss and German carmaker Porsche have entered into a multiyear cooperation that will see the apparel giant outfitting Porsche's Formula E racing team...

13 Nov 2018

It's the experience, stupid!Article

The honeymoon is over for South African retailers. According to figures released by Statistics South Africa last week, retail sales have fallen for the first time in nearly seven years.

Issued by DMX 26 Oct 2018

Versace acquisition: Michael Kors needed to boost its credibility to make it in the luxury market
Versace acquisition: Michael Kors needed to boost its credibility to make it in the luxury marketArticle

By acquiring the prestigious Italian fashion house, Versace, American group Michael Kors enters the luxury world, despite a lack of experience in the sector...

Stéphane J. G. Girod 12 Oct 2018

Moschino x H&M collection hits SA stores in November
Moschino x H&M collection hits SA stores in NovemberArticle

Cartoons, shiny metallics, over-the-top accessories and statement-making prints are what characterise the much anticipated Moschino x H&M collection...

12 Oct 2018

The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry's problems
The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry's problemsArticle

How could you go from winning awards for "Store Design of The Year" and "Best Shoe Ever" to selling nothing?

Jessica Pallant and Sean Sands 4 Oct 2018

This Cape Town startup delivers restaurant-grade meat directly to your door
This Cape Town startup delivers restaurant-grade meat directly to your doorArticle

Buyfresh is online butchery supplying ethically-sourced, top quality meat at affordable prices to discerning Cape Town omnivores as well as the city's restaurant trade...

Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2018

FNB Business Women's Breakfast in association with Smile 90.4FM: Be unstoppable
FNB Business Women's Breakfast in association with Smile 90.4FM: Be unstoppableArticle

In celebration of Women's Month, Smile 90.4FM have invited four accomplished and dynamic businesswomen to share their insights and experiences at the FNB Business Women's Breakfast...

Issued by Smile 90.4FM 25 Jul 2018

SA fashion brands Donna and The Fix now shoppable online
SA fashion brands Donna and The Fix now shoppable onlineArticle

TFG has launched two new online fashion stores, Donna and The Fix, marking the 16th and 17th online stores for the retail group since it started its e-commerce journey in 2014...

18 Jul 2018

#YouthMonth: Zaid Osman on his sneaker hustle turned roaring success
#YouthMonth: Zaid Osman on his sneaker hustle turned roaring successArticle

Entrepreneur and social innovator Zaid Osman is one of the driving forces behind South Africa's vibrant sneaker culture...

Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jun 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: WGSN forecasts bright, hybrid menswear for spring/summer 2019
#SourceAfrica2018: WGSN forecasts bright, hybrid menswear for spring/summer 2019Article

WGSN's trend forecast for menswear spring/summer 2019 sees a focus on hybrid styling, mixing and matching, and bolder, brighter colours...

Maroefah Smith 27 Jun 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: 3 macro trends for spring/summer 2019
#SourceAfrica2018: 3 macro trends for spring/summer 2019Article

WGSN's director of retail and buying Sara Maggioni presented a spring/summer 2019 trend forecast at Source Africa 2018, held in Cape Town last week...

Maroefah Smith 25 Jun 2018

Local startup takes Veldskoen from SA to the world
Local startup takes Veldskoen from SA to the worldArticle

Cape Town e-commerce startup, Dorp (Digital Online Retail Products), has launched its reimagined version of the classic South African Veldskoen leather walking shoe in the UK and Europe...

22 Jun 2018

Global modest fashion brand Haute-Elan enters SA with Cape Town pop-up
Global modest fashion brand Haute-Elan enters SA with Cape Town pop-upArticle

Global modest fashion brand, Haute-Elan, has marked its entry into the South African market with a pop-up boutique in Artem Galleria in Sea Point set to run until 18 December 2018.

21 Jun 2018

Spree and Superbalist merge to form single, focused fashion platform
Spree and Superbalist merge to form single, focused fashion platformArticle

Spree and Superbalist, two of South Africa's most popular online fashion retailers, will merge into a single platform, Media24 and Takealot.com announced today...

18 Jun 2018

Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubator
Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubatorArticle

Aspiring and existing fashion entrepreneurs wanting to take their business to the next level are encouraged to enter the Truworths Fashion Incubation Programme...

12 Jun 2018

Source Africa 2018 to tackle trends, tech and trade in clothing and textile sector
Source Africa 2018 to tackle trends, tech and trade in clothing and textile sectorArticle

Source Africa 2018 will open its doors at the CTICC on 21 June for a 2-day exhibition with free-to-attend seminar sessions aimed at the continent's textile, apparel and footwear sector...

4 Jun 2018

TFG CEO Doug Murray
TFG group turnover up by 21.4% to R28.6bnArticle

TFG has reported that group turnover rose 21.4% to R28.6bn in the year ended March, while headline earnings were up 9.6% at R2.5bn...

25 May 2018

Push for H&M to support SA suppliers
Push for H&M to support SA suppliersArticle

Since launching in South Africa in October 2015, H&M has become a dominant force in the local clothing retail industry...

Lauren Hartzenberg 15 May 2018

MaXhosa by Laduma takes Zara to task for alleged design knock-off
MaXhosa by Laduma takes Zara to task for alleged design knock-offArticle

Celebrated South African fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo, creator of the MaXhosa by Laduma brand, is taking legal action against Spanish fashion retailer Zara over an alleged case of copyright infringement...

25 Apr 2018

New technologies are invading fashion boutiques. Credit: Pinsetti/Pixabay
Digital by design: how technology is breathing new life into the fashion businessArticle

Marketplaces, online platforms, customised offerings, virtual fitting rooms and other innovations are all examples of the "phygital" transformation of fashion retail...

Céline Abecassis-Moedas and Valérie Moatti 25 Apr 2018

Adidas store numbers to contract as focus shifts to online
Adidas store numbers to contract as focus shifts to onlineArticle

Footwear and apparel brand Adidas will be closing stores as it ramps up investment in online retail, with an aim to more than double its digital sales to €4bn by 2020...

9 Apr 2018

Social shopping with #SpreeGallery
Social shopping with #SpreeGalleryArticle

Online fashion retailer Spree has launched #SpreeGallery - a new social shopping hub that invites customers to share images of themselves wearing products bought on Spree...

9 Apr 2018

H&M and Woolworths score top marks in customer centricity rankings
H&M and Woolworths score top marks in customer centricity rankingsArticle

With economic conditions in South Africa likely to remain weak, the apparel retail industry growth forecast for 2018 is muted...

19 Feb 2018

Woolworths CEO Ian Moir. Image credit: Financial Mail
Woolworths 'in need of a shake-up'Article

Analysts are divided on whether Woolworths CEO Ian Moir should fall on his sword after the retailer was forced to impair the value of its Australian department store chain, David Jones, by nearly R7bn.

Michelle Gumede 29 Jan 2018

Bata SA plans retail restructuring to focus on manufacturing and wholesale
Bata SA plans retail restructuring to focus on manufacturing and wholesaleArticle

As it continues to grow its wholesale, manufacturing and online presence nationwide, shoemaker Bata South Africa has announced the rationalisation/restructuring of its retail division...

24 Jan 2018

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Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?Article

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018

Missibaba sets up shop at the Watershed
Missibaba sets up shop at the WatershedArticle

Handcrafted leather accessory label, Missibaba, has opened a new store at the Watershed in the V&A Waterfront...

15 Dec 2017

#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers
#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailersArticle

While the demise of physical retail abroad is sure to cast a shadow on the plans of local counterparts, Brett Kaplan believes the long-term outlook for local apparel retail is a good news story...

Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Dec 2017

Superbalist boosts offering with Cotton On partnership and new categories
Superbalist boosts offering with Cotton On partnership and new categoriesArticle

Local online retailer, Superbalist, has expanded its offering with the addition of a Sport and Kids category, as well as an exclusive partnership with Cotton On...

26 Oct 2017

Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer
Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailerArticle

Deacons East Africa Plc has received board approval to enter into negotiations for the sale of the Mr Price franchise in Kenya...

10 Oct 2017

Luxury activewear brand Plein Sport opens first SA store
Luxury activewear brand Plein Sport opens first SA storeArticle

International luxury active sportswear brand Plein Sport has opened its first South African store in Johannesburg at Sandton City...

4 Oct 2017

Woolworths expands food division but clothing remains biggest profit driver
Woolworths expands food division but clothing remains biggest profit driverArticle

Woolworths' clothing division remains its biggest profit centre, despite flat sales and squeezed margins...

Robert Laing 25 Aug 2017

Sandton City adds five athleisure stores
Sandton City adds five athleisure storesArticle

adidas recently opened its ‘HomeCourt' performance store at Sandton City. Over the next two months, more boutique sportswear brands will be joining...

24 Aug 2017

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