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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.

Sainsbury\'s reports second quarter update

Sainsbury's reports Q2 like-for-likes down 2.8% and warns on second half

Sainsbury’s has reported like-for-like sales excluding petrol down 2.8% for its second quarter, as boss Mike Coupe warns the second half is likely to be as tough.

Zalando, Europe’s largest fashion etailer, has listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange today with a value of 4.9bn euros

Zalando valued at £3.8bn as it floats on Frankfurt stock exchange

Zalando, Europe’s biggest fashion etailer, has listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange today with a value of €4.9bn (£3.8bn).

The Clarks store in Westfield London

Clarks to open first men’s standalone store with London pop up

Clarks is to launch its first store dedicated to men’s footwear with a pop up shop in central London.

Asos is vying to snap up innovative tech companies with its new venture capital arm as its boss predicts tech will revolutionise fashion in the next five years.

WRC: Asos eyes acquisitions of tech companies to drive innovation

Asos is vying to snap up innovative tech companies with its new venture capital arm as its boss predicts tech will revolutionise fashion in the next five years.

John Lewis boss rules out overseas stores as he invests in changing UK market.

WRC: John Lewis boss rules out overseas stores as he invests in changing UK market

John Lewis managing director Andy Street has ruled out opening stores abroad in order to invest in navigating a changing UK market.

Women\'s fashion etailer JustFab is growing quickly

Emerging retailer: $1bn personalised women’s apparel etailer JustFab

It seems a little incongruous to call JustFab an emerging retailer. The US ecommerce site expects to turnover $500 million in 2015, is eyeing an IPO, is valued at $1bn and already operates in seven countries.

Paul Smith was an incredible shopping experience.

Store review: Paul Smith Vs Office

Andy Barwood, creative director of Indicia compares the respective Convent Garden store offers of Paul Smith and Office.

Warm September weather affected sales at Next

Comment: Next’s buying changes probably insulated it from September’s heat

The North wind won’t blow. And never mind snow, there’s barely a sign of autumnal crispness in the air. It’s tough for fashion retailers.

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.

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