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UK: state assistance to exporters reduced   BRITISH trade medium Lingerie Insight reported that many small and medium lingerie brands were up in arms at the news that the government department that subsidizes the cost of exhibiting at foreign trade fair had slashed its budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year. The amount of the budget for such ...

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M Holt

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M HOLT: major UK wholesaler preparing to close   BRITISH trade publication Lingerie Insight reported that one of the country’s leading lingerie, nightwear and hosiery wholesalers, M Holt Manchester Ltd, is disposing of its inventory prior to closure of the business. The move is being made because all three owners of the company are retiring. A director said that attempts ...

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Panache

UK: retailers report strong sales growth in past year   A RECENT survey of 124 British retailers by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) found that 48 per cent had achieved higher sales in the year to September 2014, with only 17 per cent reporting a sales decline. The resulting positive balance of 31 per cent allowed the average quarterly ...

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American Apparel

American Apparel

AMERICAN APPAREL: closure of some UK stores announced   ACCORDING to a report by specialist publication Property Week, a UK retail property specialist has been appointed by American Apparel to dispose of five of its stores in the UK, including a flagship store in the Covent Garden area in London, leaving it with 13 outlets in the country plus a concession in the ...

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Ultimo

Ultimo

ULTIMO: first concession opened in UK store chain   THE FIRST of a planned 12 concessions in the House of Fraser department store chain in the UK was opened last week by Ultimo. The opening in the Glasgow outlet of the chain was attended by the brand’s founder Michele Mone, whose initial business was located in the Scottish city. The brand is now produced ...

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Girls on Film

Girls on Film

 GIRLS ON FILM: swimwear to be added to collection   THE YOUNG fashion label Girls on Film, which is operated by Little Mistress, is to expand in 2015 the swimwear line it launched this year and will complement it with items of beachwear. The swimwear line of 10 pieces that was introduced this year is said to have been sold ...

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UK

Joules

UK: men’s underwear preferences revealed   DEPARTMENT store chain John Lewis said in its annual report into shopping habits that British men in the Midlands area prefer small, tight briefs while those in the most western area, Cornwall, prefer the looser comfort of boxers. Men in the North West area show above-average preference for the more prestigious branded underwear, with the Armani brand as ...

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Calida

Calida

CALIDA: new agent marks return to UK market   LEADING Swiss brand of underwear and sleepwear Calida is reported by trade publication Lingerie Insight to have appointed Straps Ltd as its exclusive agent for the UK and Ireland. The appointment marks the brand’s return to the UK after an absence of nearly 20 years. The new agent plans to launch ...

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