Topshop selling a stake to J. Crew owners?


Sir Philip Green is rumored to be in talks to to sell a stake of up to 25% of Topman and Topshop to the private equity owners of J. Crew.

Oxford Industries cuts FY outlook despite Q3 profit

Oxford Industries

Oxford Industries has cut its full-year earnings target despite booking a 85.3% jump in third-quarter net profit.

DLS Outfitters new directors of the BATA group

DLS Outfitters has become the official new directors of the BATA group, a national member-owned consortium of about 80 retailers who feature big and tall apparel in their stores. For more information, contact Fred, Lee or Virginia at DLS. Their new address is 65 West 55th Street, NYC, 10019. Phone: 212-399-0750, email:

Schmoozing: Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze fragrance launch

Ermenegildo Zegna Launches ESSENZE COLLECTION Hosted by Gildo Zegna and Fabrizio Freda

Ermenegildo Zegna held an event to launch their Essenze Collection of fragrances, co-hosted by CEO Gildo Zegna and Estée Lauder CEO Fabrizio Freda.

OUTERWEAR WEEK: Tailored outerwear at retail

Schneiders Salzburg

Warm weather hasn’t stopped most retailers from being optimistic about the tailored outerwear business.

Vibram and Fila settle patent infringement case

Footwear rivals Vibram and Fila have reached a settlement resolving a patent infringement lawsuit.

Sequential Brands names former Iconix exec CFO

William Rast

Sequential Brands has poached its second former Iconix executive in a month, appointing Gary Klein as CFO.

OUTERWEAR WEEK: Casual outerwear at retail

Moose Knuckles

Based on early fall 2012 selling the key word in outerwear is items.

Will the strength of the suit business continue?


A readers asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt how long growth in suit sales will last.

Iconix Brand Group completes Umbro acquisition


Iconix Brand Group has completed the acquisition of UK soccer brand Umbro from Nike for $225 million.