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Annual Apparel Index At 2.56 points, it’s the lowest growth in four year…

Annual Apparel Index  At 2.56 points, it’s the lowest growth in four years

POINTERS • Lowest growth this fiscal year in four years • The annual index value dipped to 2.56 FY 2017-18 from 3.43 points in FY 2016-17 • The entire fiscal year was marked by low business sentiment • Even the festive period did not bring much cheer • Q4 was the best quarter, reflecting a recovery In all four quarters thi... Read more

Giant brands lead growth while small brands struggle

Giant brands lead growth while small brands struggle

CMAI’s Apparel Index for Q4 Jan-Mar FY 2017-18 indicates a growth recovery at 2.88 points. All the three sized brands termed as Big brands (Mid, Large and Giant) together recorded a growth of 7.61 points. Amongst these, Giant brands, with an impressive growth at 10.00 points led the way. While mid and large brands too were not far behind with... Read more

RCM positive about organic clothing’s growing popularity

RCM positive about organic clothing’s growing popularity

Indian consumers have started understanding organic food and are even willing to pay extra. RCM’s motive is to educate consumers about organic clothing. “The premium is not very much that the consumer can’t pay,” believes Rajat Jaipuria, MD, RCM and adds, “When one wears an organic T-shirt, the person is helping the pl... Read more

HRX to push up sales in women’s wear, spread retail through MBOs, EBOs

HRX to push up sales in women’s wear, spread retail through MBOs, EBOs

The activewear segment in India is estimated at a whopping Rs 8,500 crore and expected to continue growing at CAGR of 12 per cent and touch sales worth around Rs 54,000 crores by 2020. Activewear is normally studio to street clothing meant for exercising and as the name suggests meant to be worn during activity. Performance wear, however, are cloth... Read more

Duke's collection' 18 is for work and play

Duke's collection' 18 is for work and play

Inspired by the fashion culture of New Zealand, Duke has established an impressive collection of various styles, colors and sizes in Shirts, Trousers & Denims in its summer’18. The collection’18 offers relaxed office wear and weekend casual wear. It includes a complete array of fine-crafted washed cotton shirts and formal trousers ... Read more

Plus size fashion gets momentum from e-com

Plus size fashion gets momentum from e-com

For decades, plus size fashion has been a neglected segment.With the rise of e-commerce and dedicated fashion portals, this segment is gradually evolving. Oversized, wide and broad are features that are often neglected in fashion, with clothes mostly advertised and sold through slim models. In a welcome change, however, a new breed of online retai... Read more

Junior’s Fashion Week comes to Pune

Junior’s Fashion Week comes to Pune

Junior’s Fashion Week, India’s favourite destination for kids’ fashion, will showcase the Spring 2018 collections of international brands on May 20 at JW Marriott, Pune. With the modish and trendy collection showcase of brands like U. S. Polo Assn. Kids, The Children's Place, Flying Machine Boyzone, Marks & Spencer, JFW is al... Read more

Arvind Internet expands omnichannel services internationally

Arvind Internet expands omnichannel services internationally

Arvind Internet is expanding its omnichannel services to customers in South East Asia, West Asia, and the US. For the financial year ended March, Arvind Internet’s revenue was up 91 per cent. It is moving out of India and expanding into Malaysia, Hong Kong, Kuwait, among others. In October last year, Arvind Internet started providing techno... Read more

Mustang to reach out to customer directly through e commerce

Mustang to reach out to customer directly through e commerce

Divulging on the new collection, Lubeina Shahpurwala, co-founder, Mustang Socks & Accessories, says, “We are currently looking to set up and develop our e-commerce platform through which we want to be able to reach out to customers of all age – men, women and children. We aim to be one of the best apparel brands.” For the cur... Read more

Mumbai to host Junior’s Fashion Week Runway on May 13

Mumbai to host Junior’s Fashion Week Runway on May 13

Mumbai is ready to host the next edition of Junior’s Fashion Week Runway on May 13. The gala to be held at The Westin, Goregaon, will mark the presence of top kids’ brands including USPA Kids, The Children's Place, Flying Machine Boyzone, Marks & Spencer who will showcase their Spring ’18 collections at the runway. The JFW Run... Read more

Bombay Dyeing to open more stores by 2018

Bombay Dyeing to open more stores by 2018

Bombay Dyeing being one of India's most endeared brands will set up more than 90 franchise stores in tier II and III cities by 2018. Aloke Banerjee, Bombay Dyeing’s chief executive officer say that the company sees a growth of 30 to 35 percent in textile and retail segments and is also arranging to sell its products through multi- brand stor... Read more

TT on an aggressive distribution network enhancement

TT on an aggressive distribution network enhancement

TT is a longstanding brand in the knitwear industry has added focus on front retail and brand end of cotton knitwear / hosiery segment. “We have a robust list of products ranging from hi-fashion outerwear products for all genres to innerwear products be it men / women / children. In past years, the company had focussed more on backward integr... Read more

Pepe Jeans sets a brand new equation with new channels and categories

Pepe Jeans sets a brand new equation with new channels and categories

Pepe Jeans London, one of the leading international denim-led fashion brands, is aggressively looking at retail expansion plans across the country along with enhancing its omnichannel experience. The brand is planning to open about 40-50 stores in the next 2-3 years across the country, says the Head of Marketing for Pepe Jeans India, Neha Shah. In... Read more

V Bazaar eyes Rs 5 billion business, 562,000 sqft retail space by 2020

V Bazaar eyes Rs 5 billion business, 562,000 sqft retail space by 2020

V-Bazaar, by the end of March 2020, plans reaching a total store count of 75, having a retail space of 562,000 sq ft and eyes a turnover of Rs 5 billion. Presently the value retail chain V-Bazaar operates 29 stores in 25 cities spread across 2 states, 21 stores in UP and 8 stores in Bihar and a total retail area of more than 2.2 lakh sq ft. V-baza... Read more

Classic Polo to add 20-30 stores next year in Tier II and III cities

Classic Polo to add 20-30 stores next year in Tier II and III cities

Although the market for T-shirts is mainly concentrated in metros, Tier II and III cities are growing equally in terms of volume. The price range varies with the target market. While in metros, competition is high with organized sector, in non-metros eco and mid categories move better along with the regional brands as they can only afford price adv... Read more

Demand for GOTS certified clothes on the rise in India

Demand for GOTS certified clothes on the rise in India

The organic T-shirts market in India is a growing segment with new players entering the segment. With parents being more sensitive to kids health and safety, GOTS certified kids’ T-shirts are more in demand. “As per a survey done by GPNI few years back, 21 per cent Indian consumers were aware about terms like organic, recycled, etc. And... Read more

Dobbies and prints are major highlights for Turtle this season

Dobbies and prints are major highlights for Turtle this season

One of the oldest menswear brands from Eastern India, Turtle started its journey with manufacturing shirts. Today, it caters to the full range for men’s apparel. It has two brand: ‘Turtle’, the mother brand catering to 18 plus age group and ‘London Bridge’ for 16 plus. The brand offers a a wide range of products from s... Read more

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