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Ecommerce in fashion - October 2012

Retail Week Ecommerce in Fashion

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City analysts have expressed concern over Marks & Spencer and Debenhams because of the warmer weather.

Fears over fashion sector as clothing sales dry up in warm September

Alarm bells are sounding over the fashion sector after a warm September prompted Next to warn on full-year profits.

Unseasonably warm weather in September has hit Next’s sales in its third quarter and said if it continues it will impact full-year profits.

Next warns unseasonably warm weather could hit full-year profit

Unseasonably warm weather in September has hit Next’s sales in its third quarter and the retailer said if it continues it will impact full-year profits.

Consumer confidence is in stasis despite the improving economy

Consumer confidence in stasis as growth in GDP fails to rub off

Consumer confidence has dropped in September as people failed to feel better off despite the UK’s growth in GDP, according to GfK.

Victoria Beckham has opened her first store, on London’s Dover Street, composed of three floors and covering 6,000 sq ft.

Store gallery: Victoria Beckham opens first store on Dover Street

Victoria Beckham has opened her first store, on London’s Dover Street, composed of three floors and covering 6,000 sq ft.

Cos opened its 100th store in Leipziger Platz Mall in Berlin

Cos opens 100th store as owner H&M's profits surge

Premium retailer Cos, which is owned by Swedish fashion giant H&M, has opened its 100th store in the new Leipziger Platz Mall in Berlin.

Zara UK’s operating profit fell by over a third, 34.3 per cent, in the year to the end of January 2014 due to costs increasing by £32.9m while its sales increased by just £15m, up 3.4% on last year.

Comment: UK proving to be a challenging market for Zara

Zara UK’s operating profit fell by over a third in the year to the end of January 2014 because of increased costs, while its sales increased by just £15m.

Marks & Spencer has sold through Alibaba since December 2012

Comment: Alibaba is the perfect springboard for China ecomm expansion, says M&S

According to reports, Alibaba – China’s ecommerce giant – is set to break records with the largest Initial Public Offering (IPO) in history, as it floats its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

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