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Jack Wills sold; Hong Kong stores closed

Struggling UK fashion chain Jack Wills has been bought by Sports Direct for £12.75 million after being placed in administration.

Buyers line up for troubled Jack Wills

Prospective suitors are lining up to bid for troubled fashion retailer Jack Wills.

White knight investor sought for Jack Wills

A buyer is being sought for troubled fashion retailer Jack Wills, which looks like having to close stores to survive.

Struggling fashion label Jack Wills wins cash injection

Creditors of fashion label Jack Wills under HSBC have ordered an assessment of the firm’s finances.

Jack Wills makes Asian online debut via Zalora

British clothing brand Jack Wills has made its Asian online debut on Zalora.

Jack Wills fails to maximise Christmas opportunity

British fashion retailer Jack Wills has reported an unexciting Christmas

Jack Wills sold as profit slumps

British apparel retailer Jack Wills has been sold after another set of dismal figures.

Jack Wills cancels IPO

The founder of menswear brand Jack Wills has returned to its helm as the board postpones a planned IPO.

Inside China: retailing’s new powerhouse

Shanghai might be inside China – but the modern, affluent, westernised city with its glitzy architecture, expensive cars and countless luxury retailers is not the real China. China is a tale of two economies: the fast, flashy city, and the hinterland where the majority of people remain relatively poor and eke out an existence waiting for their inevitable migration to the cities. Which explains why you can walk around a gleaming new mall packed with expensive brands like Burberry, Louis Vui…

Jack Wills lands in Singapore

UK fashion brand Jack Wills has opened two new stores in Asia within a week. Last Saturday it opened its first store in Singapore and this weekend it will open another in Macau. The new Singapore store is located in the Raffles City shopping centre. Bizarrely, the brand has not yet revealed the location of its Macau store, which opens today or tomorrow. Long queues were visible outside the Singapore store before the doors opened. Prior to the opening, Jack Wills built momentum and a…

Jack Wills looks to Asia for growth

British heritage-inspired apparel brand Jack Wills plans an Asian expansion to continue its growth. According to CEO Wendy Becker, Jack Wills is winning favour in Asia, helping it achieved 5.2 per cent sales growth to £129.3 million ($210.6 million) in the year to February 2. Capitalising on its brand appeal, the company plans to open its fourth shop in Hong Kong. And it will also debut in Singapore and Macau within the next three months. “There is strong demand for our brand and …

Jack Wills’ Asian foray

Two stores set to to open in Hong Kong.