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A bonanza for customers as Lifestyle plans to open one store every month

A bonanza for customers as Lifestyle plans to open one store every month

Lifestyle, one of India’s best known department chain stores spread across metros and Tier I cities recently launched the Kooltex range under its private label Kappa. “This range is made from skin friendly fabrics with no chemicals added to its finishing,” says Vasanth Kumar, Managing Director, Lifestyle International. “The ... Read more

UFO introduces smart ‘cut n sew’ garments for kids

UFO introduces smart ‘cut n sew’ garments for kids

“We offer our customers whatever they demand at 40 per cent lower prices than other international brands,” says Abhishek Agarwal, Managing Director, UFO, a denim brand that caters to the fashion needs of kids. The brand, which recently introduced smart, international ‘cut n sew’ garments, uses innovative fabrics to create si... Read more

Oxemberg attracts young consumers with a spunky, stylish collection

Oxemberg attracts young consumers with a spunky, stylish collection

Oxemberg’s latest denim collection is, “curated to perfection from a premium fabric, this collection is perfect for today’s generation,” opines Gaurav Poddar, Executive Director. The collection is designed to cater to the lifestyle needs of the younger generation. The brand also offers sharp formals, classy semi - formals, s... Read more

Annual Apparel Index dips to 1.71 points in FY 2018-19, lowest growth in …

Annual Apparel Index dips to 1.71 points in FY 2018-19, lowest growth in five years

"CMAI’s annual apparel index for FY2018-19, conducted by DFU Publications reveals, growth has been falling continuously for the past five years. In fact, except the first quarter of FY2018-19, the index values were much lower than comparable quarters in previous fiscal (FY2017-18). The Annual Index value of FY 2018-19 dipped to 1.71, the lowe... Read more

Asia-Pacific dominates global market for fairness products

Asia-Pacific dominates global market for fairness products

A common household item, whitening products can be spotted across many billboards and television commercials in Asia. The widespread use and popularity of these lightening items have created a continuous demand for large-scale manufacturing and rapid product design. As a result, beauty manufacturers and investors continue to flock to Asia to meet t... Read more

Omnichannel retail driving up customers satisfaction for brands/retailers

Omnichannel retail driving up customers satisfaction for brands/retailers

Uncertainty over their choice between online and offline is leading many brands to opt for omni-channel strategy. Leading from the front are two start ups: Wagonfly and Perpule who promise to offer a personalised shopping experience to their customers. New technologies boost shopping experience Both Perpule and Wagonfly have designed self-checkou... Read more

Brune partners Indian cricket team for World Cup 2019

Brune partners Indian cricket team for World Cup 2019

“We are absolutely ecstatic on having been chosen as the preferred travel choice by BCCI for World Cup 2019,” says Tabby Bhatia, Founder, Brune. The premium leather and accessories brand was recently chosen as the supplier of a customised travelling kit comprising bags and shoes for entire Indian team for World Cup 2019. “This par... Read more

More than modern lifestyle, athleisure offers sound investment opportunit…

More than modern lifestyle, athleisure offers sound investment opportunity

There was a time when jogger pants, hoodies, sneakers, yoga pants or gym stingers were essentially considered as gym wear. But today, athleisure trend has come out of closet to become a part of people’s dailywear. One of the most versatile trends, athleisure is not just comfortable but also very stylish. It can be worn while travelling, hangi... Read more

Nykaa taps growth with fashion diversification

Nykaa taps growth with fashion diversification

Though Nykaa’s recent decision to add fashion to its forte is been viewed with skepticism by many investors, there are others who are supportive of this move. These investors are confident Nykaa will venture in to this category with adequate care before stepping on the accelerator. The company has already undertaken year-long research before ... Read more

Toonz Retail plans 200 stores in next 3 years

Toonz Retail plans 200 stores in next 3 years

Toonz Retail, which has over 100 outlets across 64 cities and a strong presence in Tier II and III cities, is planning to expand by setting up 200 stores in the next three years. This expansion will be spread across the sates of Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and North-East. The brand will expand through direct and franchise model in India. With a stea... Read more

Apparel Connect 2019 highlights issues facing India’s apparel supply chai…

Apparel Connect 2019 highlights issues facing India’s apparel supply chain

Organised by Surecom Media, Apparel Connect 2019 – the conference on apparel logistics was convened at Shangri- La’s Eros Hotel in New Delhi on May 16, 2019. The conference was attended by over 200 apparel and logistic professional from across the country and abroad. It included five intriguing panel discussions that touched upon every ... Read more

India’s e-retail segment to retain vibrancy in 2020

India’s e-retail segment to retain vibrancy in 2020

Trends may change but the online retail market will retain its vibrancy for many more years. The market, which offers easy and unrestricted access to the global market, requires lesser investment than the brick and mortar stores. Also, it is easier for brands to advertise online as it can be targeted to a specific group of consumers. Many brands p... Read more

Increasing bottom lines in FY19, Indian companies plan new strategies for…

Increasing bottom lines in FY19, Indian companies plan new strategies for growth

FY 2019 has been a mixed year for Indian textile companies. For smaller companies like Morarjee Textiles, Bombay Rayon Fashions, Mafatlal and JCT, it was a challenging year as their quarterly earnings slipped below given estimates. However, for bigger companies like Arvind Mills, Raymond, Vardhman Textiles and Grasim Industries, the year yielded a ... Read more

Status Quo consolidates position with new collections, plans omni-channel…

Status Quo consolidates position with new collections, plans omni-channel push

Status Quo recently launched the Surf Casuals collection for summer lovers and a special Black collection for the Night Riders. “We have also done an exclusive collection for Game of Thrones besides launching the official Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) collection,” notes Bobby Arora, Director of the brand. Complete wardrobe solutio... Read more

Odhni targets Rs 1,000 crore revenue by 2025

Odhni targets Rs 1,000 crore revenue by 2025

Ethnicwear brand Odhni has set a target of Rs 1,000 crore by setting up 30 stores by 2025. These stores will be located in Northern and Central India. Maximum number of these stores will be in Delhi which currently has three offline stores of around 50,000 sq. ft. area along with a team of 300 dedicated people. The brand also aspires to be an autom... Read more

Wacoal to expand its Indian footprint, plans more store openings

Wacoal to expand its Indian footprint, plans more store openings

Japan-based lingerie brand Wacoal which entered India four years ago, plans to expand its retail network in India. The plan is to open 15 stores by 2019-end and 23 in 2020. Of these 30 will be shop-in-shops. The brand aims to have 150 brick and mortar stores in the country by 2021. The brand will invest Rs 1 billion over the next three years toward... Read more

Time Option to boost retail presence

Time Option to boost retail presence

“If you aim to be a long term player you need to deal with issues,” says Rajeev Verma, Director, Time Option about the challenges being faced by the market today. “It is difficult to get (good) retailers and payments on time,” he elaborates. New collection to make a mark Time Option recently launched a new collection of ja... Read more

Monte Carlo continues to make a mark with its knitwear collection

Monte Carlo continues to make a mark with its knitwear collection

Continuing to make a mark in knitwear segment, lifestyle brand Monte Carlo’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection uses high-end quality yarns and fabrics inspired by latest trends from around the world. “We have introduced many innovations in this collection,” notes Sandeep Jain, Executive Director of the brand. “For instance, jack... Read more

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12 mantras to maintain brand competitiveness in tough times

12 mantras to maintain brand competitiveness in tough times

A visionary academic leader and persuasive administrator, Professor Dr Darlie O Koshy is well known for transforming several educational institutions like the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad where he served... Read more

‘We are focusing strongly on the innerwear category’

‘We are focusing strongly on the innerwear category’

Kavindra Mishra, Managing Director, India Business and Asia Pacific, Pepe Jeans, speaks exclusively to DFU Publications about the brand, its initiatives and the global denim industry. What is Pepe Jean’s mission... Read more

‘CMAI needs to take a leap into the next level’: Rahul Mehta

‘CMAI needs to take a leap into the next level’: Rahul Mehta

Rahul Mehta has been unanimously re-elected the President of Clothing Manufacturers Association of India popularly known as CMAI for the year 2018 - 2020. Under his leadership, CMAI has been growing leaps and bounds. He ... Read more

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The export turnover of Vietnam’s textile and readymade garment industry has risen by 9.8 per cent from the same period last year.... Read more

CaratLane expects 50 per cent revenue growth

CaratLane expects a 50 per cent rise in its revenue during the current financial As of now the brand has 56 stores in the country. It w... Read more

Hanes tees feature US parks

HanesBrands has issued a line of T-shirts celebrating national parks in the US. These are Acadia National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Gr... Read more

Gaurav Gupta does pop-ups

Designer Gaurav Gupta teamed up with the UK-based Indian traditional wear retailer Aashni and held a bridal couture showcase in the UK ... Read more

Herrero joins G-III

Victor Herrero is on the board of directors of G-III. Herrero’s expertise has been developed by his diversified apparel and acce... Read more

Grado appoints Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador

The textile brand Grado recently held a multifaceted Super Shahenshah Meet event with Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai The ev... Read more

Teemill launches new range of organic t-shirts

British apparel manufacturer Teemill has launched a new range of organic cotton t-shirts which the company intends to take back an inde... Read more

New process by Lectra wins Texprocess Innovation Award 2019

Lectra has been awarded by a jury of experts the Texprocess Innovation Award 2019 in the New Process category for its latest ground-bre... Read more

Craftsvilla negotiates with domestic retailers for stake sell

The ethnic clothing retailer Craftsvilla is negotiating with large domestic physical retailers for a stake sale at a valuation of $200 ... Read more

US Polo Assn. collaborates with PoloAfrica as apparel sponsor for its polo …

US Polo Association, the official brand of the United States Polo Association and its licensing partners Brand Machine (United Kingdom)... Read more

Patagonia offers trade-in option

Customers can mail-in used Patagonia clothing in exchange for purchase credit. This is part of the brand’s program to cut down o... Read more

Cotton On plans flagship

Cotton On will launch its flagship store in India next year. This store will be either in Delhi or Mumbai. Cotton On is an Austra... Read more

Inditex net profit up ten per cent

For the first quarter Inditex’s net profit was up ten per cent. The company’s net cash position increased by nine per cent... Read more

Miniso to add 60 stores

Miniso plans to add 60 more stores over the next six months in India. As of now the Japanese value retailer has 105 stores. Miniso now... Read more

V-Mart revenue up 17 per cent

V-Mart’s total revenue for the entire fiscal year rose by 17 per cent. The brand’s fourth quarter earnings were weak owing... Read more

Suzanne Silverstein appointed new president of 7 For All Mankind

7 For All Mankind brand recently reappointed its former employee Suzanne Silverstein as its new president. In her new position, Silvers... Read more

Australian brand Cotton On to foray into the Indian market

Cotton On, an Australian fashion retailer, is planning to foray into the Indian market by launching its flagship store in 2020. This st... Read more

The Lonati Group launches innovative textile production process

The Lonati Group, a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of circular hosiery machines, has recently launched an innova... Read more

Miniso partners with Indian-origin e-commerce firm

Japanese retail brand Minoso has partnered with Indian-origin B2B ecommerce firm Achhacart to sell its products online. The retailer ha... Read more

Toonz Retail to strengthen retail presence across India

India’s leading kid’s retail chain Toonz Retail is planning to strengthen its retail presence across India by adding around... Read more

Shivan & Narresh to launch first ever clothing collection

Resort and swimwear brand Shivan & Narresh has collaborated with the online fashion retailer Koovs to create its first ever clothin... Read more

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