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Luxury brands and third party platforms - new landmark judgment

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Luxury brands are celebrating a landmark judgment of the European Court given yesterday. In a case concerning Coty, the European Court ruled that a clause in Coty’s selective distribution agreement prohibiting authorised distributors from using Amazon...

Why price fixing and information sharing matter

Stephen Sidkin
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What do you know about competition law? It is a reasonable question given: a recent survey by the Competition and Markets Authority which found that 50% of fashion companies which took part in the survey stated that their knowledge of competition law was...

Drapers' People Moves section is a must-read for fashionistas - who goes where, and why, helps lubricate fashion industry coffee machine chatter

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It can also start people musing about restrictive covenants. So when Paul Masters moved from Missguided to In The Style, Adam Chesters left Deckers to join Craghoppers, and Céline Larose jumped ship from Richemont to join Kiki McDonough, thoughts on...

A guide to Brexit for the UK fashion industry

Stephen Sidkin
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In January 2017 Prime Minister May delivered the Government’s 12 point plan for Brexit. On 13 March 2017, the UK Government formally triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and so initiated the process of leaving the European Union and the...

Dress codes in the workplace

Parissa Torabi
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Why are we still concerned about dress codes in the workplace? This should in theory be a fairly straightforward concept, however, the recent highly publicised case of the female agency worker who was sent home without pay because she refused to wear high...

Lululemon sues Under Armour - what the UK approach would be

Duncan Jones
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Sales of athleisure products are sprinting ahead and fashion and sporting brands are competing with one another to design novel products which allow consumers to be both athletic and fashionable or provide some added benefit to the consumer such as comfort. ...

Concessions - attracting new customers can be a risky business at a time of Brexit uncertainty

Stephen Sidkin
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Q. What links JoJo Maman Bébé, Quiz, and Ted Baker? A. Each of them have been in the news this month with a mention of the brand’s concessions in the story. A retail concession enables a brand to promote its products to the public...

GDPR: what should HR be doing and how can we help?

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The GDPR will substantially impact fashion companies if they collect, process, or transfer EU individuals’ personal data. There is a lot that fashion companies can be doing to prepare for achieving compliance by May 2018, and in many...

Social Media: How to stop misuse of your brand

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What can go wrong? Social media has huge reach and can create viral memes or other content very quickly. However, with great power comes great responsibility. If social media is not properly monitored or controlled, it is possible to lose control of your...

Social media: how to protect your brand

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Social media is essential to the success of fashion brands. It enables direct contact with customers and the ability to craft a much more personal brand identity. Indeed with the rise of integrated sales on platforms like Facebook, in addition to publicity...

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