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Reopening of Kashmir market, government initiatives to revive Amritsar te…

Reopening of Kashmir market, government initiatives to revive Amritsar textile sector

Political upheavals in a particular city have an impact on its local industries. A recent example of this is the impact of abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir on the textile industries of Amritsar. Kashmir was one of the major markets for Amritsar’s woven textiles, especially the tweeds used for making phiran. Moreover, the shawls and stoles... Read more

House of Zodiac brings colour of the season at AW19

House of Zodiac brings colour of the season at AW19

The celebrated collection in men style, The House of Zodiac brings alive Burgundy across different designs in a range of shirts, trousers, bandhgalas and men’s accessories. The shade with rich vibrancy creates a daunting appeal for men. All Zodiac shirts are embellished with patented mother of pearl 3-hole trinity buttons. The shirts are... Read more

Trent to add 40 Westside stores every year

Trent to add 40 Westside stores every year

Tata Group-owned Trent plans to add as many as 40 stores of its flagship Westside chain every year. Along with Westside, the company will also add 100 Zudio stores. The company had earlier announced it will raise up to Rs 1,550 crore during the current financial year to fund its expansion plans in the country. Trent’s net profit for the seco... Read more

Flipkart, Amazon continue to incur losses even as they expand business

Flipkart, Amazon continue to incur losses even as they expand business

Though two of India’s online retail behemoths Amazon and Flipkart are still posting losses, these have narrowed now and revenues have been increasing over the last four financial years starting from FY 16. For instance, Flipkart Internet’s revenues increased from Rs 1,951.7 crore in FY 16 to Rs 4,234.crore in FY 19. Losses have declined... Read more

Women’s contribution to activewear increases

Women’s contribution to activewear increases

Women’s contribution to the sports brand’s sales has shot up. Brands such as Nike, Reebok, Adidas, and Puma have seen a rise in sales due to increasing participation of women in sports and other activities such as running, yoga, pilates, and Zumba. German sportswear brand Puma reported a 10 per cent increase in its annual sales of wome... Read more

Duke launches new sweaters and jackets collection

Duke launches new sweaters and jackets collection

Duke Sweaters Jackets collection’19-20 offers a plethora of stylish options in lush fabrics, trending colors, designer patterns and prints, all inspired by the world-famous city of Europe. Duke fashion line understands that the city, which hosts Fashion Weeks, has its own state when it comes to styling up in woolens tops, jackets like bombers... Read more

Rakesh Biyani is new President of CMAI

Rakesh Biyani is new President of CMAI

Rakesh Biyani is the new president of the Mumbai-based Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI). Rakesh Biyani is Joint Managing Director at Future Retail Limited. CMAI had a long association with Rahul Mehta who is now the outgoing president. Expressing his gratitude Rakesh Biyani says, “CMAI is the voice of the entire domestic ... Read more

Stores see lower footfalls during festive season

Stores see lower footfalls during festive season

Footfalls at stores in India were lower as compared to last year’s festival period. Despite the festive season, there were several empty shelves and early store closures. Revenues for retailers were lower year-on-year. Retailers are losing out to online sales and branded stores in popular malls. India is witnessing a sharp slowdown due to w... Read more

Officewear becomes sporty as brands incorporate more athlesiure styles

Officewear becomes sporty as brands incorporate more athlesiure styles

Wearing traditional three-piece suits to office is passé. Today, office dressing is more about cool and comfortable sneakers as athleisure trends are slowly but surely invading workplaces. The line between sports and style continue to blur as brands take inspiration from athletic wear for everyday use. A classic example is the sportswear bra... Read more

Fashion brands entering India tweek products to match local tastes

Fashion brands entering India tweek products to match local tastes

Fashion brands are making a beeline for India. But winning over customers in Asia’s third-largest economy requires a more tactful strategy than simply showing up. Brands that don’t succeed in India typically don’t match the aesthetic preferences of most Indian shoppers. The fashion houses that thrive in India tailor their collecti... Read more

Combined surge in physical and digital sales cheer retailers

Combined surge in physical and digital sales cheer retailers

As consumer activities remained muted in both urban and rural markets, the ecommerce industry recorded tepid sales during this festive as against last year when it had clocked in a record 76 per cent year-on-year growth during the period. Weak consumer sentiments and the government's new FDI rule that debarred online marketplaces from manipulating ... Read more

Liva launches premium specialty fiber Birla Modal

Liva launches premium specialty fiber Birla Modal

"Birla Modal is a premium specialty fiber that offers superior softness. It’s a nature-based fiber made from wood sourced from Canadian Birchwood trees. The Modal has twin benefits: superior softness + strength akin to cotton. So, even after repeated washes, fabrics made from this fiber retain their softness without losing its perfectly brill... Read more

TT Group awarded with ‘Business Leaders 2019’ Award

TT Group awarded with ‘Business Leaders 2019’ Award

TT Group has been awarded with the Economic Times “Business Leaders 2019” Award for Excellence in Textiles & Apparels on October 23, 2019 in Mumbai. The group was awarded for its contribution to the industry over a sustained period that has been marked with innovation, development and constant change. Today, the group’s operat... Read more

Duke launches a classic footwear collection

Duke launches a classic footwear collection

Inspired by the defining trends of international fashion which guarantees fashionable, latest and elegant styles with international designs, Duke Fashions recently launched its premium footwear collection 2019. Crafted for every young fashionista out there, the collection promises to bring alive their individual style statements. It includes shoes ... Read more

Fabindia to open 10 new experience centers

Fabindia to open 10 new experience centers

Apparel, lifestyle, and accessories brand Fabindia aims to open around 10 more experience centers during the current financial year with an investment of approximately Rs 30 crore . The brand recently opened a new experience centre in Mumbai taking its total experience center count across India to 25. The new Fabindia experience center houses the ... Read more

Big retail prospers during Diwali

Big retail prospers during Diwali

The festive season did manage to woo consumers but only a part of the retail sector seems to have benefitted. Sales of smart phones, electronics, and other consumer durables jumped as customers rushed to close last-minute deals before Diwali. Even cautious buyers loosened their purses during the festive season, with large retailers recording high s... Read more

Slowdown hits Diwali sales but apparel, footwear sales continue

Slowdown hits Diwali sales but apparel, footwear sales continue

Diwali is considered the most auspicious times to buy new things. Purchases are centred around this festive season which results in a spurt in Diwali sales that starts almost two months ahead of the festival and peaks just a weekend before it. However, this Diwali is different from previous years. This year, consumer sentiment is weak leading to lo... Read more

BIBA eyes smaller cities as it launches a new girls collection

BIBA eyes smaller cities as it launches a new girls collection

“This season is all about making your little one glow in a variety of lehenga’s, sharara, salwar kameez dupatta gowns and dresses,” says Siddhartha Bindra, Managing Director, BIBA about its new A/W ’19 collection launched by its new sub-brand brand BIBA Girls. The collection offers a colourful range of ethnic wear for 2-15 y... 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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Indians go abroad to buy luxury brands. They feel it’s simpler, more convenient and cheaper. There’s been an over 20 per ce... Read more

Myntra to introduce new initiatives

Fashion e-tailer Myntra plans to roll out new initiatives such as stylists on call, an embedded fitness tracker Myntra Move and hyperlo... Read more

Retailers launch new Frozen collection

Pantaloon has launched a special Frozen collection for toddler and junior girls which includes printed joggers, leggings, sweatshirts a... Read more

Amazon invests Rs 4,400 crore in India

The US-based Amazon is investing over Rs 4,400 crore (more than $600 million) in various units in India including marketplace and food ... Read more

Neeta Lulla revamps New Delhi store

Luxury womenswear designer Neeta Lulla has revamped her flagship store in New Delhi’s DLF Emporio Mall. The new look store featur... Read more

Online giants Amazon, Flipkart go neck to neck

India’s top two web retailers Flipkart and Amazon clocked combined sales of Rs 31,000 crores during the festival period in Octobe... Read more

Grazia Fashion Trunk now on in New Delhi

Grazia Fashion Trunk is being held in New Delhi on November 16 to 17, 2019 for the first time. This is a pop-up targeting the fashion-t... Read more

Max Fashion offers colorful winter wear

Max Fashion’s winter wear collection comprises fresh and vibrant colors. The new collection is a perfect choice for all fashionis... Read more

Purvi Doshi’s Ahmedabad store to house sustainable fashion trunk shows

Designer Purvi Doshi’s flagship in Ahmedabad will house a number of sustainable fashion trunk shows along with her own cruelty-fr... Read more

Ensemble organises shopping exhibition in Lahore

Multi-brand boutique Ensemble held a shopping exhibition at its Lahore location on November 14 to exhibit a range of traditional wear f... Read more

Amazon launches Project Zero to drive out counterfeits

Amazon has launched Project Zero in India to further deliver on its commitment to empower brands to drive out counterfeits from the ind... Read more

Future Lifestyle Fashion receives Rs 1,750 crore investments from Blackston…

Future Lifestyle Fashion, the flagship fashion business of Kishore Biyani-owned Future Group has received Rs 1,750 crore investments fr... Read more

Eleven Eleven partners Ladakh weavers for pashmina collection

Eleven Eleven has collaborated with a group of traditional Ladakhi handloom weavers to create a pure pashmina collection that was launc... Read more

AMJ Ventures invests US$ 2 mn in StyleCracker

US-based investor AMJ Ventures has invested $ 2 million into Alia Bhatt-backed StyleCracker. The fashion-tech start-up will use the fun... Read more

Walmart International reports solid sales growth in Q3

Walmart International reported solid growth in sales in the third quarter led by the inclusion of Flipkart as well as strength in China... Read more

Future Lifestyle Q2 profit down 66 per cent

Future Lifestyle Fashions’ profit fell 66.21 per cent for the second quarter. Revenue from operations rose 17.68 per cent. Expens... Read more

Nila House opens new store in Jaipur

Encompassing a series of open studios, collection showrooms, an archive and research library, exhibition gallery, textiles vault and ar... Read more

Spencer’s Retail expands capacity with new stores and acquisitions

Spencer’s Retail is expanding its capacity by setting up new stores besides working on the integration process for the acquisitio... Read more

Raisin tie-ups with Project Eve

Raisin, a renowned fusion-fashion brand, has tied up with Project Eve, to expand its store network across India. The brand will now be ... Read more

Bata’s Q2 sales and net profit down

Footwear major Bata’s Q2 net sales were Rs 739.67 crores, as compared to Rs 899.62 crores during the period ended June 30, 2019. ... Read more

Danish footwear brand Ecco forays in India with store in NCR

Ecco, the Danish footwear brand has opened an exclusive brand outlet in Gurugram. This is the footwear brand’s first outlet in In... Read more

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