On 21 and 22 January the bi-annual fashion trade show Modefabriek will take place at Amsterdam Rai. The event will bring together 600 brands and host talks, fashions shows and other events for fashion professionals.
Uniqlo has just announced that it will this year open in giant rival H&M’s backyard with a debut in Sweden. It will actually be its first entry in the Nordics region and will start with a store in key market Stockholm.
German e-tailer Zalando is to push ahead with its strategy of investing to gain market share in 2018 and reported preliminary Q4 sales growth in line with expectations, despite a tough clothing market in early autumn.
Swedish fashion e-tailer NA-KD is planning to boost its global expansion after a funding round saw it raising $45 million. This will now be used to help it grow in the UK, US and major European markets
Diesel's premium label, headed by Andreas Melbostad, expanded its horizons at Milan Fashion Week Men with a collection displaying multi-ethnic inspirations gleaned from the brand's intercontinental travels.
On 11 January, Dutch department store chain de Bijenkorf announced that it is closing its Woerden-based distribution center. De Bijenkorf plans to merge and outsource all distribution activities to a new partner in 2019.
UK consumers who shop online already are becoming more online-focused than ever and are increasing the amounts they buy via webstores, a new report shows and more than half of women buy clothes online.