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CQ First: Pixie Geldof models for New Look's Limited Edition collection

You may recall those rumours that Pixie Geldof is the latest it-girl to design a collection for New Look . Well, they were kinda true. She isn't so much as designing a collection, but is the new face of the retailer's... Read more »


Newflash: Anthropologie coming soon to Europe

This will be music to many ears I am sure, with reports that Anthropologie will be coming soon to Europe . The US retailer is tipped to head our way after the recent appointment of James Bidwell to managing director... Read more »


Newsflash: John Lewis taps Karen Elson for autumn/winter '08

John Lewis's autumn/winter campaign is about to get a little fiery with the news that Karen Elson has climbed on board as the brand's newest face. According to Drapers , at £1.5 million, it will be the biggest... Read more »


CQ First: Patricia Field for Marks & Spencer - check it out!

We first told you about Patricia Field designing a capsule collection for Marks & Spencer , waaay back in May at the height of SATC movie buzz. Now we can show you a preview of that range, thanks to Elle . The famed... Read more »


She's baack... Alice McCall returns to Topshop with Atari-inspired collection

Alice McCall must know she is onto a darn good thing after her debut collection for Topshop became their fastest selling line so far. Kate Moss who? There is more good news for fans of the Aussie designer - she has... Read more »

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Mamma Mia! The West End comes to Harrods

As if you needed one more excuse to visit Harrods (well, actually...) the department store has signed on cast from some of the West End's biggest musicals to entertain shoppers. In what could be a possible win-win... Read more »


ASOS wants to become the Amazon of fashion

Things just seem to be getting better and better for ASOS right now. Reporting a 95 per cent rise in first-quarter sales in June, ASOS boss, Nick Robertson has up the anti by claiming that the e-tailer was aiming to... Read more »


Topshop's charitable collaboration for West Africa

Topshop has joined forces with AfriKids and Humankind to launch a summer capsule collection, all in aid of supporting communities in Northern Ghana. The six-piece collection features dresses and camisoles in... Read more »


Zara overtakes Gap as the world's favourite retailer - Is it yours?

The retail world is buzzing with the news that Zara has overturned Gap as the world's number one clothing store . How? Well due to an global expansion, the Spanish retailer has managed to reach parts of the world... Read more »


Mango sticks with Penélope and Mónica Cruz for a fourth season

Mango obviously knows it is onto a good thing by asking Penélope and Mónica Cruz to remain on board for next season. The celebrity siblings will stay put at the Spanish label for autumn, where they are set to be... Read more »

CQ Preview: Comme des Garçons for H&M

CQ Preview: Comme des Garçons for H&M

The first pictures of the highly-anticipated Comme des Garçons for H&M diffusion collection are slowly leaking onto the web. Our mates at Fashionista got the low-down from an advance copy of September's W magazine ,... Read more »


Show me the money: Kate Moss for Topshop eyes up China

Could Kate Moss for Topshop soon be coming China's way? That is the buzz right now, after the Daily Mail reported that Sir Philip Green is in the midst of signing a deal to rent a space at the Shanghai Superbrand... Read more »


Psst... Has Target bagged Alexander McQueen for its GO International program?

Not another one... humph! Britain seems to be losing designers to the U.S. like it is about to lose medals at the Olympics. Alexander McQueen looks set to be Target's next GO International designer. Word on street is... Read more »


Saved by the bell: FrostFrench avoids closure

A rescue deal has saved FrostFrench from closure, after its creative directors, Sadie Frost and Jemima French (pictured right), were forced to put their business into administration. According to Drapers , the pair... Read more »


Liberty teams up with Gap and Oasis

Liberty appears to be on a roll at the moment, with a brand spanking new transactional website , and now two lucrative collaborations with high street chains Gap and Oasis . Now your favourite retro prints can be... Read more »


New e-commerce websites for Liberty of London and Whistles - live now!

British retailers are upgrading their online presence with two of our favourite stores launching new websites. First up, we told you that Liberty of London was going transactional in March , now their e-commerce... Read more »


Giles does it again for New Look - check out his fifth 'Gold' collection!

Click image to enlarge. For the CQ staffers, Giles for New Look's 'Gold' label has been a bit hit-or-miss. There have been some wonderful buys on offer, and there have been some... well, not-so wonderful... Read more »


M&S plunging sales down to plunging necklines?

When it comes to the business of fashion, can a plunging neckline equate to plunging sales? The female shareholders of Marks & Spencer seem to think so, and have reportedly accused M&S executives of offering up designs... Read more »


New denim department to open at Topshop, Oxford Circus

It's good news for denim fans who have been looking for a one-stop-shop for all their favourite designer brands. Topshop has announced that it will build a new premium denim area at its flagship Oxford Circus store. The... Read more »


Warehouse to launch first eco-range

It is always good to see more High Street retailers jumping on board the green wagon, and the latest chain to do so is Warehouse . It has announced plans to launch its first eco-range called Ware-Eco . The... Read more »