Retail roundup

Its going to be a bloodbath out there, big big names are all going to be going bust shortly,

Envy was rescued again but it wont be long before it collapses again, i dont know who shops there, the ladies section is pure rubbish and the mens brands are in need of an overhaul.

Whittards of Chelsea will go into administration by tomorrow, Zavi & The Officers Club are at deaths door, i hope the officers club does go as its shit, the whole premise behind it is shit and they sell shit clothing, rant over.
Pity if Zavvi does go, was in over the weekend and they had some good stuff in there, seem to have diversified as of late and had a whole mixed bag, lot of clothing which surprised me.

It also reported that fashion chain Monsoon has told suppliers that they need to offer "assistance and contributions" to ensure its stability, if i was into monsoon for money just now id be crapping myself.

Abercrombie & Fitch sister brand Hollister is to defy the economic slowdown as it forges ahead with a Continental European roll-out.
The US retailer, which opened its first two UK stores this year at Brent Cross shopping centre in north London and Westfield London, is targeting Italy, Spain, France and Germany with a view to opening four stores in each market next year.

A source at the retailer said it is also searching for a further nine sites in each of the markets to open in 2010. He added that further UK sites are being mooted, adding to the Bluewater, WestQuay Southampton and Meadowhall stores that are already confirmed. Seattle-based architecture and design firm Callison has been appointed to oversee the expansion.
The shops will all follow Hollister's store format in the UK, which features low levels of lighting, dark leather armchairs and dark wood panelling.
The move will strengthen Abercrombie & Fitch's European position. The retailer has recently received approval for a flagship on Paris's Champs-Elysées, due to open in 2011.


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