One of the UK’s highest profile high street fashion names is believed to be seeking a new minority investor or possibly even a new owner with Jigsaw as the UK fashion retail sector faces ongoing weak sales.
N Brown may not be powering ahead on the profits front yet but sales are rising and market share is growing for its Power Brands. It's also boosting e-tail and has plans to grow its business in the US.
First it was Shop Direct calling off its mega-billions sale and now Kaupthing is believed to have ended the bidding process for its trio of key (but far less valuable) UK fashion brands, Oasis, Coast and Warehouse.
Chitose Abe is the most influential designer out of Asia this century; the woman who single-handedly revived Japanese fashion and current star of Colette and Dover Street Market, but her style is pure jumbled-up Tokyo.