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The latest on *those* Christina Aguilera for Topshop rumours...

Hold up! Could it be that those speculations back in October actually have some truth to them? News reports claim that along with a penchant for matching his T-shirts with his daughter's, Sir Philip Green is also... Read more »


Psst... Is there a Betsey Johnson for H&M or Target line in the works?

Besides the news that Betsey Johnson is forfeiting her New York Fashion Week show next season, another interesting bit of gossip has let slip. Chantal Bacon , CEO of the brand, has revealed that Betsey is also... Read more »


Stella McCartney goes mobile

Hurrah, now you will be able to get Stella McCartney in your pocket! Okay, not literally but she will be available via your phone. The Brit designer has struck a deal with U.S. mobile media network, Millennial Media, to... Read more »


Newsflash: Kate Moss to stick around at Topshop for the next three years

So really that's why they were so happy the other day ... This probably comes as little surprise to many, but Kate Moss has just signed on for another three years at Topshop . Sir Philip Green knows a cash cow when he... Read more »


Newsflash: Amanda Wakeley resigns from her own label

A shock announcement overnight from British designer Amanda Wakeley . She has been forced to resign from her own label due to a recent takeover by Jason Granite , a former City trader with Deutsche Bank. Wakeley issued... Read more »


Psst... Helen Mirren designing for M&S - could this be on the cards?

So yesterday you'll recall me telling you about Helen Mirren's plea for sleeves to return to dresses? Well, now it appears that a clothing line by the Dame could very well be a future possibility. The 63-year-old actress... Read more »


Psst... Does Alexa Chung have New Look aspirations?

Does witnessing a famous face loitering around the New Look table at this week's British Fashion Awards mean that there is another celebrity clothing line on the horizon? That's what the ladies at Handbag.com seem... Read more »


George Davies to step down at Marks & Spencer and its Per Una brand

George Davies will soon be packing his bags and leaving Marks & Spencer amid a restructuring of the womenswear division. It was announced this week that Davies will step down as chairman of M&S's Per Una brand at... Read more »


Kate Moss for Topshop causes a frenzy in Hong Kong

It looks like that plan to expand Kate Moss for Topshop China's way could be about to pay off. Vogue.com reports that the supermodel's high street label caused a frenzy in Hong Kong on Tuesday when it launched at luxury... Read more »


Sugababes push the button on Oxford Street Christmas lights

"It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas..." Last night Oxford Street came alive with the annual switching on of the Christmas lights led by the Sugababes . The 49th event was held at House of Fraser where the... Read more »


Koh Samui hits the internet, and brings Marchesa along for the ride

How could you avoid temptation when a website greets you with the image above? If I actually had the money to decorate my flat properly, it would look like the above, which is taken from Koh Samui's newly launched website.... Read more »


Veuve Clicquot opens champagne bar inside Harrods

[via BB ] It can't really get any posher than this. Harrods have teamed up with Veuve Clicquot to open a champagne bar inside the luxury department store. Located on the first floor, the bar boasts a lounge area... Read more »

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CQ Gallery: Westfield London Shopping Centre, day one!

One of the best things about the opening day of a shopping centre is that nobody cares if (or wonders why) you're taking photos. We were able to snap away as much as we liked in Westfield, so here's a gallery of shots to give... Read more »


Arcadia posts profit loss while Topshop has record year

Arcadia's profits have dipped with the British parent company recording a 2.8 per cent drop in like-for-like sales over the 52 week period. Overall sales went down 0.6 per cent. However a major bright spot seems to be... Read more »


CQ Preview: Preen for Net-a-porter.com capsule collection

As I mentioned last month, Net-a-porter.com is about to get an injection of Preen , with an exclusive capsule collection. The Brit designers have created six gorgeous dresses especially for the online retailer,... Read more »


Topshop eyes up expansion in Japan

While things seem to be on permanent pause for Topshop in the U.S ., retail efforts in Japan appear to be stepping up a notch. WWD reports that Topshop is expanding by doubling its flagship store in Tokyo, as well as... Read more »


Hundreds queue for Patricia Field's M&S range - were you one of them?

As we already mentioned , yesterday marked the official launch of Patricia Field's new collection for Marks & Spencer . Despite receiving a lukewarm reception from the media (the Daily Mail called it 'cheap, tacky... Read more »


CQ reminder: Patricia Field for Marks & Spencer hits stores today!

With all the celebrity/high street collaborations, here is one that you might actually want to take note of. Patricia Field's capsule collection for Marks & Spencer hits stores today. Although it has been on sale via the... Read more »


Marks & Spencer crowned the UK's most animal friendly retailer

In these environmental and animal-preserving times, being crowned the UK's most animal friendly retailer is surely a string worth adding to your bow. Marks & Spencer has been awarded that title at the RSPCA Good... Read more »

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Sir Philip Green staying positive in the face of an uncertain economic future

He was named one of this year's most influential people in fashion by The Evening Standard earlier this week, and now Sir Philip Green is likely hoping that his influence will reach far and wide in these turbulent... Read more »