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Boohoo set to buy Karen Millen and Coast – updated

Fast-growing pure-play online fashion retailer Boohoo is preparing to acquire the Karen Millan and Coast brands.

Lenders take control of Debenhams

Debenhams plc, the top holding company of the struggling UK department store chain, Debenhams, has gone into administration.

Chinese owner Nanjing Cenbest loses House of Fraser

House of Fraser’s rescue deal leaves Nanjing Cenbest – which brokered the failed C.banner International investment – with nothing.

New investment ‘should save’ House of Fraser

House of Fraser has filed a Company Voluntary Arrangement and plans to use the breathing space afforded to close stores.

Debenhams to launch in-store fitness centres

British retailer, Debenhams is to trial in-store fitness centres with gym specialist Sweat! as its partner, in three of its locations.

Debenhams Indonesia to close by Christmas

The Debenhams Indonesia department store will close by the end of this year, local brand partner MAP as announced.

The ‘axe needs to fall’ on Debenham brands

The Debenhams brands portfolio needs revision after another underwhelming set of numbers from the UK-headquartered department store group.

House of Fraser profit soars under new management

Following a senior team shake-up over the last year, UK department store House of Fraser profit has nearly doubled.

John Lewis fashion sales soar

John Lewis fashion sales rose 7.2 per cent over Christmas – eclipsing the UK department store’s rivals.  

US investor buys into Mitra Adiperkasa

US private-equity company General Atlantic has made its first investment in Indonesia by buying into lifestyle retailer Mitra Adiperkasa (Map).

Selfridges shines; Debenhams flounders

Debenhams full-year results underwhelm analysts, while upscale rival Selfridges thrived.

Pantaloons adds Izabel London to portfolio

Indian fashion retailer Pantaloons has added another international brand, Izabel London, to its exclusive portfolio.