Business |Interview

4 Questions for Patagonia's EMEA CEO Nina Hajikhanian

Standing still is not an option for outdoor brand Patagonia. In 2022, the brand transferred ownership to a non-profit trust and in April this year, opened its first store in the Netherlands. FashionUnited spoke to Nina Hajikhanian, general manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, about the brand’s mission and community....

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Retail

Primark to invest 40 million euros in Portugal

International value fashion and lifestyle retailer Primark is ramping up expansion plans in Portugal with a 40-million-euro investment in the country. In a statement, Primark said it plans to open four new stores in four new cities, alongside extending its Colombo store in Lisbon, creating more than 500 new jobs. The plans coincide with Primark’...

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Fashion

These are the colors for SS26 according to WGSN

Blue/green (Transformative Teal), bright pink (Electric Fuchsia), blue/grey pastel (Blue Aura), amber yellow (Amber Haze), and mint green (Jelly Mint) are the five colours that trend forecasting agency WGSN, has chosen as part of its Coloro programme. According to WGSN, 2026 will be the year of reorientation. Old ideas will be overthrown and the...

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Business

Vince Q1 net sales drop but profitability improves

Vince Holding Corp. reported a first quarter net sales decrease of 7.6 percent to 59.2 million dollars driven by a 7.5 percent decrease in Vince brand sales and the pullback in the off-price business within the wholesale channel. The company said in a release that gross margin improved 440 basis points, gross profit rose to 29.9 million dollars...

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