German shoe giant Adidas has suffered a painful defeat against its much smaller Belgian competitor Patrick (owned by the Shoe Branding company), as the EU General Court decided three stripes in any direction are famous not enough to constitute a protected trademark.
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Thanks to the use of sustainable resources and production methods, C&A has managed to further reduce its ecological footprint. The retailer aims to increase its organic and recycled cotton use and to produce Cradle to Cradle-certified clothing.
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Irish clothing discounter Primark has doubled the size of its best performing store worldwide, at the Rue Neuve in Brussels.
A small consolation after the tragic loss of its figurehead Karl Lagerfeld, but Chanel has performed exceptionally well last year. The company's turnover is approaching the milestone of ten billion euros, 12.5 % more than the year before.
Swedish fashion giant H&M has seen growth for the fifth consecutive quarter, as turnover rose by 11 %. Still, there is much work left to be done, as the chain readily admits.
Spanish fashion giant Inditex (Zara, Bershka, Massimo Dutti) has increased its sales figures by 5 % in the past quarter, clearly bucking the trend of struggling clothing stores.
The only way for the Dutch branch of Hudson's Bay to get rid of its overly expensive and very long-running rental contracts would be bankruptcy, as the chain's odds of survival are looking slim no matter what.
On Amazon, you can now look for a particular outfit based on a picture. StyleSnap is a new addition to the online retailer's app, which recognises photographs with artificial intelligence.
Schoenen Torfs has been voted "Best workplace" with more than 500 employees. For the Belgian shoe store chain this is a step up after four consecutive second places.
Six years after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, working conditions for textile workers are still sub-par, the university of Sheffield concludes in a new report. Some major chains perform way better than others.
A change of course for Abercrombie & Fitch: the fashion chain is going to close three flagship stores. Its new focus will lie on smaller stores, while 85 stores will be revamped.
Its latest store in shopping centre Belle-Ile in Liège means French children fashion chain Tape à l’œil has opened its 24th store in Belgium.
Orchestra-Prémaman has had an awful financial year, in which turnover went down and losses quadrupled for the children's clothing chain. Especially on its French home market, the situation is dire.
After opening a first Belgian store in Antwerp last year, Danish fashion label Samsøe & Samsøe now heads to Brussels for a second Belgian store.
Belgian fashion retailer LolaLiza says it achieved a first for Europe with a service that lets customers design their own dresses. Afterwards the dresses can be either picked up at a store or delivered at home.
The owner of Lacoste, Swiss holding Maus Frères International, has acquired French fashion brand The Kooples. The new owner immediately appointed its own trusted Romain Guinier as The Kooples' new CEO.