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Companies across India adding more products and exploring newer markets

Players from across the country especially having expertise in floor coverings are expanding further into other product ranges of home furnishing too. The interesting thing to note here is that majority of these players are SMEs and their further growth segment is into products like cushion covers, towels, etc. They are not only adding capacities but also exploring new markets, and Australia is on top priority for them. Apparel Online got the chance to meet […]


East Club London forays into South America market

Menswear brand East Club London is expanding beyond Europe and has forayed into South America market with its first store situated at the exclusive Polanco district in Mexico City. The new retail space in Mexico boasts of an exclusive bar area where customers can take a closer look at the collections. Inspired by colonial Indian and South East Asia, the fashion brand combines classic gentleman style with contemporary design and tailored fits, creating suits, shirts, […]


Indian textile manufacturer Bhilosa shares growth plans

India-based textile manufacturer Bhilosa Industries, which is a one-stop solution for all premium polyester yarn requirements for domestic to overseas buyers, is now eyeing to reduce the consumption of cotton spun yarn and replacing it with better quality polyester. According to the company, there will be a continued acceleration of trends in fashion industry, and they need something different to match the same. Cotton is difficult to wear and even drape, on the contrary polyester […]


Bangladesh’s Fortis Garments to open two more facilities

Fortis Garments, one of the renowned garment exporters of Bangladesh, is going to open two more factories soon, one of which would be for woven products exclusively and the other for denim, to be set up at Rajendrapur (close to Dhaka) and Chittagong, respectively. The construction work is on in full swing for both the units. “The new factories will produce denim and other woven garments and there might be sports item and ladieswear added […]


H&M revives its India strategy, plans to open a store every month

In view of rising competition from global rivals like Zara and GAP in India, Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is moving towards expansion plan in the country. The retailer is planning to increase its sales by opening brick and mortar stores. It aims to add six to eight over stores by the end of this year. H&M has started 16 stores since it ventured into Indian market 18 months ago. “Worldwide, sales through […]


IKEA to open second store in Ohio this June

Global home furnishing giant IKEA has decided to open its second store in Ohio in June this year to expand its presence in the Midwestern United States. The 354,000-square-foot future IKEA Columbus and its 1,200 parking spaces is being built on 33 acres of land at north-eastern corner of Interstate-71 and Gemini Place in the Polaris Centers of Commerce. “We are thrilled by the excellent construction progress made to date, and believe we can complete […]

April 22, 2017


India’s national capital gets first flagship store of ‘Not So Serious’

New Delhi, India has become home to the first flagship store of ‘Not So Serious’, a label by designer Pallavi Mohan. The brand is a premiere name in the Indian fashion fraternity. Currently, the fashion brand retails from leading stores in US, UK, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Goa and Jaipur in India. The store also has its presence online at Anthropologie.com, PerniasPopupShop.com, Exclusively.com and DateTheRamp.com. The Not So Serious label was launched by Pallavi Mohan […]


Belstaff unveils first Tokyo flagship

British modern heritage brand Belstaff has inaugurated its first flagship store in Tokyo, marking its largest retail launch since its flagship launch at New Bond Street, London. According to the British brand, the opening of the Tokyo flagship showcases its development within Japan and its continued international expansion and dedication towards the global retail scenario. Also Read – Dior Unveils Tokyo Store With A Fashion-Show The new flagship spreads across 100 square metres within the 47,000 square metres retail space of ‘Ginza Six’, […]


Netherlands to explore textile business prospects in Albania

The Netherlands is looking to explore new textile business opportunities in Albania that would boost ties between the two countries. A delegation from Netherlands recently visited Albania to find market space and opportunities to cooperate with Albanian companies, who are active across all garment value chain. The visit came two years after Dutch experts of CSR Netherlands, the Centre of Excellence for Dutch companies striving towards corporate social responsibility, identified the fashion sector as one […]


Bangladesh’s apparel exporter Esquire Knit mulls business expansion

Esquire Knit Composite, one of the leading apparel exporters of Bangladesh, is planning to invest BDT 576 crore in business expansion. Of the amount, BDT 340 crore will come from local and foreign loans, while BDT 86 crore will come from the company’s own funds and the rest BDT 150 crore from the capital market, a company official informed. The company will use ‘book building method’ to raise BDT 150 crore from the capital market. […]


Primark plans stores outside UK

Value fashion powerhouse Primark, which recently witnessed surge in sales, is planning to expand its presence outside the UK. The retailer is planning to open 29 new stores this fiscal. Completely dependent on bricks-and-mortar stores sales, the fashion retailer is mulling to spread its budget fashion stores across Europe and into the US as well. “There’s a very viable strategy without trading online,” Primark’s parent firm – Associated British Foods Chief Executive Officer George Weston […]


Orchestra debuts online in US, outlet to open soon

Known for its innovative designs and quality, the French children’s and maternity fashion brand Orchestra has officially debuted in the US. Orchestra’s first-ever English language website (us.shop-orchestra.com) has been launched in the country with access to all of the brand’s hip infant/toddler and children’s fashion products. According to Orchestra, the company is also slated to open its much-anticipated first US-based children’s fashion retail store at one of the largest malls in the country, King of […]


Indian apparel exporter Fusion Clothing to expand its capacity

There are very few dedicated Indian apparel exporters that are completely into organic and one of them is Fusion Clothing Company, Mumbai. Out of its total manufacturing capacity, 95 per cent is organic clothing and now it is further expanding its capacity by 50 per cent. Shishir Goenka, Founder of the company told Apparel Resources, “Currently we are producing almost 50,000 pieces per month and after the expansion, it will be 75,000 pieces per month. […]


FLF’s Brand Factory on expansion spree

India’s leading chain of fashion discount stores Brand Factory, a Future Group concept, has decided to open around 250 stores in the coming five years across India. At least 100 of them will be added in next three years. “Initially we planned to be 100 stores by 2020, but back on the response we received from our recently concluded ‘50% Anything & Everything’ sale last week, now we have revised our plan and targeting to […]


Macy’s reopens at Westfield Century City, LA

Despite fashion retail giant Macy’s continuous shuttering of its stores, it has moved ahead with the expansion and reopening of its Westfield Century City, LA, USA location last week. The mall, which is currently undergoing a US $ 1 billion expansion, has added 422,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The store’s POV is claimed by two My Stylist offices and a dress department. Store Manager Negin Shahabikia said that customers from the Platinum Triangle neighbourhoods, comprised of […]

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