UK: Asos head of women’s wear buying departs
By Katie Smith | 22 October 2012
Online clothing retailer Asos has confirmed that Moriamo Oshodi, head of buying for trend brands, branded accessories and beauty, has stepped down after 12 years with the company.
POV: After Asos has had such a success why step down now?
US: Gap executive reshuffle brings global focus
By Richard Woodard | 17 October 2012
Fashion retail giant Gap has unveiled a new global structure designed to reflect the company’s increasingly international footprint and to drive long-term growth.
POV: Lets hope the message is a clear one after the rollercoaster ride.
JAPAN: Gap extends e-commerce reach
By Katie Smith | 11 October 2012
US clothing giant Gap Inc has extended its e-commerce reach by launching two online stores in Japan.
Customers will be able to shop for Gap, GapKids, babyGap and Banana Republic branded products.
The San Francisco-based retailer, which also has e-commerce stores for China, Europe and Canada, said the sites will offer free shipping everyday with purchases of JYP6,000 (US$76.79) or more. In addition, there will be free in-store returns within 30 days of placing an order.
“Internationally, we have seen a great response from consumers who shop our brands online,” says Iris Yen, senior director of Asia online at Gap Inc. “We want to give our customers the ability to shop how, when and where they want.”
Earlier this month, Gap booked a 6% rise in September comparable sales on the back of gains at its North American divisions.
POV: This is a great move as it enables GAP to expand and reach out to the asian market which is very much demanding.
US: Gap posts 6% rise in September comparable sales
By Katie Smith | 4 October 2012
Specialist clothing retailer Gap Inc has today (4 October) booked a 6% rise in comparable sales during September on the back of gains at its North American divisions.
POV: Good to see financial improvement on a childhood brand I grew up with.
US: Gap appoints Rebekka Bay as head of global design
By Petah Marian | 18 September 2012
Specialist clothing retailer Gap Inc has ended a search lasting more than a year by appointing Rebekka Bay as creative director and head of global design for its namesake brand.
POV: It shall be exciting to view the new designs and see what changes have been made and what has been restrained.
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