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Aurora Fashions unveils encouraging performance in its first financial update

Aurora Fashions, the clothing retailer behind womenswear brands Coast, Karen Millen, Oasis and Warehouse, has reported a positive start to its first 11 months. The group has managed to consolidate its operations and reduce its net debt, while investment in new stores and multi-channel developments have created a strong platform on which to expand.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2010
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Ralph Lauren looking to maintain its brand value online with luxury e-retail experience

Premium US clothing retailer Ralph Lauren has launched a UK version of its e-retail website ralphlauren.com, 10 years after the launch of its US site. Luxury brands have historically been reluctant to expand online due to concerns over diluting their brand value; however, Ralph Lauren has strived to maintain its air of exclusivity by offering additional services to customers.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Oct 2010
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Converse: heightening consumers' brand experience through customization

Converse has launched an in-store product customization service, highlighting the growing importance of creating engaging retail experiences for consumers. Although such initiatives have thus far been led by manufacturer brands, they will increasingly be offered by multi-brand retailers as well, as heightened consumer expectations require all physical retailers to compete for footfall.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jan 2011
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Saks: extending its grip on the luxury-for-less market

Saks has extended the reach of its discount operations by launching an online flash sale site, in a move which reflects the growing provision of discount luxury from US department stores. Verdict expects the platform to be successful given consumers' demand for value and the continued sales growth of existing flash sale sites, but Saks must be careful not to undermine its luxury proposition.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2011
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Social media: US department stores reap the rewards

Department stores are leading the way in terms of e-commerce, m-commerce, and social media, according to a recent survey. This has allowed them to boost their top lines after years of declining sales, while also capturing the attention of younger target consumer segments. Verdict believes that comprehensive digital strategies such as these would benefit luxury and specialist retailers alike.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Aug 2011
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Topshop's South African expansion highlights potential of market

With growth slowing in more mature markets, Arcadia is set to launch Topshop/Topman franchise stores in Johannesburg and Durban later this year demonstrating the attractiveness of the country and the market entry potential for other UK clothing brands.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2012
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Blue Inc looks east as international expansion gains momentum

Value clothing retailer Blue Inc, with financial backing from its new chairman Sir Stuart Rose and high-profile investors the Reuben Brothers, plans to expand its international presence. The retailer, which already has a growing online operation in the US, Russia, and the Baltic and other Eastern European states, plans to open stores in Ukraine, Latvia, and Lithuania later this year.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2012

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