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Ecommerce in fashion - October 2012

Retail Week Ecommerce in Fashion

Read the Retail Week & Fits.me Ecommerce in fashion supplement as a fully digital edition.

Mamas & Papas considers store closures amid talks with BlueGem

Mamas & Papas boss Chris Yates steps down as retailer returns to profitability

Mamas & Papas’ boss Chris Yates has stepped down from his role as chief executive, as the retailer says it has returned to profitability.

Porter

Net-a-Porter and Yoox to merge in luxury fashion mega deal

Italian etailer Yoox and Net-a-Porter are to merge, creating an online luxury fashion giant with combined profits of €108m (£78.7m).

Sports Direct

Sports Direct board labelled “dysfunctional” by Institute of Directors

The Sports Direct board has been labelled “dysfunctional” because it does not provide “sufficient check” on owner Mike Ashley’s powers.

Italian etailer Yoox has entered the running to acquire luxury fashion business Net-a-Porter after tabling a bid that could value the London-based firm at more than £1.3bn.

Italian etailer Yoox enters running to acquire Net-a-Porter

Italian etailer Yoox has entered the running to acquire luxury fashion business Net-a-Porter after tabling a bid that could value the London-based firm at more than £1.3bn.

Desert Boot 50s

Clarks uses WhatsApp to tell the story of its Desert Boot

Clarks is using messaging platform WhatsApp to engage with customers by telling the story about how its Desert Boot came into existence.

Actor Idris Elba is to design a premium range for Superdry

Comment: SuperGroup’s tie-up with The Wire star Elba should enhance appeal

You don’t need to look very far to see that fashion retailer SuperGroup’s flagship Superdry brand has appeal beyond its target customers.

Next\'s Lord Wolfson was cautious about prospects

Nick Bubb’s verdict: Next – sensibly cautious or crying wolf?

Nobody believed the boy who cried wolf all the time, but could Lord Wolfson be right to be cautious about the outlook for 2015/16?

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