UK Clothing

The Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Style
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

We are also seeing a new generation of highly-talented designers such as Elie Saab, Robert Abi Nader Abed Mahfouz, Walid Attalah, Essa from the UAE and others who continue to impress the international fashion world with their fusion of modern and Muslim-inspired elements into their ensembles.

Is Shopping a Nightmare for You?

Irina Quintela | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Style
Irina Quintela

Have you ever left home with your credit card ready and completely confident that you're going to find new awesome clothes for your wardrobe... and after several hours in multiple retail stores and trying on lots and lots of pieces, you didn't buy anything?

Charlie Thomas

Oh FCUK - £7.2m Loss For French Connection

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

French Connection has revealed a £7.2 million pre-tax loss after the retailer struggled with a bloated property portfolio, heavy leases and an increa...

Hate Crime Is Only Funny When It's About Women

Lee Chalmers | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Chalmers

It's not been a great few weeks to be a woman. Against the backdrop of recent allegations of sexual misconduct in politics and a thoroughly sexist Oscars ceremony, Twitter was all a flutter over the past weekend as it discovered t-shirts being sold through Amazon with the slogan 'Keep Calm and Rape Her'.

Can Anything Stop Primark, King Of The High Street?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

Christmas onesies and fluffy jumpers helped Primark continue its meteoric rise, after the retailer's parent company revealed its sales were expected t...

Charlie Thomas

Sports Direct Continues Its Winning Streak

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

Sports Direct continues to buck the high street trend, after it revealed sales rose 21.1% to £589.5 million on Thursday, with gross profits jumping 2...

London Fashion Week - Are You Cool Enough?

Scottee | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Style
Scottee

It's London Fashion Week - #LFW is trending on twitter, the BBC are pretending to have a clue what 'on the bias' means, everyone who's anyone is in the front row of something or other and I'm at home listening to Radio 4.

My Introduction - My Dream

Robert Mills | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Robert Mills

My design philosophy is rich, luxurious and desirable, in the sense of a woman see's it, wants it and has to have it. I want my name to associate with this feeling. I want my graduate collection to be on the same level as Haute Couture, when I design I want my clothes to be segmented with this category.

My London Fashion Week

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Style
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

There are two ways to watch a fashion show at fashion week. Either seated or standing, usually if you have a personalised invitation or a coloured sticker on it; then you are seated, If not then you join the scrum that is the 'standing queue' which being only 5'4" fills me with dread.

Spring Wardrobe Ideas

Zahra Razavi | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Style
Zahra Razavi

It might still be freezing cold outside but spring is on its way. If you're anything like me, with the changing of the seasons comes the desire to give your clothing collection a makeover to match. Here are a selection of my favourite fashion picks for this year's springtime.

Charlie Thomas

Supergroup's Super Success Continues

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

Clothing brand Supergroup, which owns the iconic Superdry clothing range, reported a 14.4% rise in sales for the final quarter of 2012, with Christmas...

More Retail Woe As December Records Show A Drop In Sales

Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

Analysts were taken by surprise on Friday after the Office for National Statistics revealed retail sales fell by 0.1% after remaining flat in November...

Charlie Thomas

Michelle Obama's Favourite Asos Sees Sales Rocket By 41%

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

British online fashion retailer Asos has revealed its retail sales rose by a whopping 41% in its third quarter globally, with 10% of that coming from ...

Charlie Thomas

All Hail Primark - New King Of The High Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Primark has emerged as one of the big winners from the Christmas shopping period, as cash-strapped consumers continue to vote with their feet in value...

Worse Than Expected Christmas Sales For M&S

PA | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Marks & Spencer has revealed a bigger-than-expected slump in clothing sales over Christmas. Non-food sales at the retail bellwether were down 3.8%,...

Charlie Thomas

What Recession? Ted Baker Reports Stellar Sales Over Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

High end fashion retailer Ted Baker has reported a 20.9% increase in retail sales for its eight-week Christmas trade period from 11 November 2012 to ...

Next Pre-Christmas Sales Help Lift Profits Prediction

Charlie Thomas | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

Next's pre-Christmas sales, excluding VAT sales tax, rose 3.9%, prompting the clothes retailer to increase its profits forecast for its year end at th...

Charlie Thomas

Dinertainment, Facebook Gifts And Tequila: Trends To Watch Out For In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK

2012 has seen some significant business trends - the rise of the business of lending, rather than buying goods, the rise of the electronic cigarette a...

TM Lewin Secures New Lifeline As Recession Hits Its Profits

Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Shirt retailer TM Lewin has successfully negotiated a refinancing deal, including deferring its loans payable to lenders. According to a report in...

Charlie Thomas

Mike Ashley's 'Retail Juggernaught' Continues

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

Specialist sportswear retailer Sports Direct has produced a record-breaking first half of results after enjoying the benefits of an Olympics boom and ...

Charlie Thomas

Why Zara Is Outperforming The Rest Of The High Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

Inditex, owner of the Zara brand and the world's largest clothes retailer, has reported a huge jump in profits, fuelled by a fast international expans...

Don't Make Shopping Online a Mystery

Jan Shure | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

The words were balm to a soul tortured by a lack of information from internet shopping sites: "Model is Tegen, 5'10 wearing a UK 12. Note Tegen normally wears a UK 10; this is slightly small to size."

The Politics of School Uniform

Andrew Moore | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Moore

Supermarkets have, over the years, become a favourable destination for all back to school shopping needs, providing the convenience for mum to buy all the things she needs in one go.

The Dress Burning

Ana Tzarev | Posted 20.01.2013 | Home
Ana Tzarev

I was just thirteen years old, a girl in Communist Yugoslavia growing up under Tito. We all lived in constant fear. At this time, everything was in short supply and I was pleading with my mother for a dress, any dress. I had no new clothes, ever, in my young memory.

Weekend Shopping: Stuff to Keep You Warm at Work

Sarah McGiven | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Why can offices never get their heating systems right? Has anyone ever worked anywhere where it wasn't permanently freezing or practically tropical? I once worked in an office so cold I had to wear fingerless gloves all day just to maintain enough circulation to type.