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Mall of Scandinavia - Visit Stockholm - The official guide. Lindex (@lindexofficial) The not so extraordinary life of Jonas in Sapporo: H&M has come from Sweden to Sapporo. H&M is one of Sweden's most successful companies now. They sell clothes, and in Stockholm H&M stores are almost as common as convenience stores are here in Japan... H&M arrived in Japan a few years ago and opened a store in Ginza, a very posh and expensive district in Tokyo. They later opened another store in Harajuku, where the young Japanese buy fashionable clothes in Tokyo. They had huge lines in front of the H&M store in Harajuku when I passed by a few months after it had opened.

In Sapporo, H&M opened their first store last Saturday. H&M Eyes Internet and Store Expansion to Counteract Profit Plunge. Europe's second largest clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB is hoping online and store expansion will counteract its second quarter plunge in profits. H&M reported a 11% plummet in second quarter profits, pulled down by a stronger Swedish krona and the extremely cold weather in March and early April that forced shoppers in recession-hit Europe to buy over the Internet. H&M plans to open some 350 new stores in 2013, a majority of which will come up in China and the US.

The company will begin online sales in America this August and is on track to roll out multiple online stores in several countries next year, chief executive Karl-Johan Persson said in the statement. The Swedish firm said net profit dropped to 4.66 billion Swedish kronor ($723.2m, €540m) in the March to May second quarter, from 5.22 billion kronor a year earlier. Analysts had expected a net profit of 4.88 billion kronor. H&M's stock was trading 1.24% higher at 1:45 pm in Stockholm. A Trip to '& Other Stories' down Regent Street, London Town | Miss S.J. | An everyday UK fashion and personal style blog. So the other week when I popped into London I made a special trip to Regents Street to have a peek in the ‘& Other Stories‘ first and only UK store. If you don’t know and haven’t read my previous post about this brand ‘& Other Stories‘ is the ‘better looking’ sister to High Street giant H&M.

I can’t for the life of me remember who was based in this store on Regents Street before ‘& Other Stories‘ moved in but it’s just down from Topshop opposite the Apple Store. The store itself is completely different to H&M which for me is a huge plus; there’s lots of space, the clothes are displayed, not rammed on the rails and there are limited quantities of each piece out on display. There also seemed to be a lot of light instore, all in, it was a much more pleasant shopping experience than I was expecting.

There is a great selection of accessories and I love that they have put accessories throughout the store not just in one spot. Hat – Abigail Lorick & Other Stories Crownless Hat £17 xSJ. & OTHER STORIES OPENS THEIR DOORS ON REGENT ST - Sheridan&Co. H&M’s latest venture, women’s wear brand & Other Stories opened recently on Regent St. The brand, which we have recently covered on the blog, aims to bring a new standard of affordable high-end clothing for women. The opening has gained a lot of attention from the fashion press and is sure to pull in a lot of customers over the next few weeks as fashionistas get their fix of the latest label.

There is a lot on offer to the consumer in the brands large flagship space, as well as the fashion, there is a bright beauty section to the rear on the ground floor stocking a range of carefully curated brands which compliments the wider ready to wear range. & Other Stories Store Opening and Review – Wonderland. Cos and & Other Stories Are Picking Up the Pace on Store Expansion. If you are a fan of Cos and & Other Stories, otherwise known as H&M's chicer offshoots, we have good news: You'll be seeing more of them in the near future.

According to the company's first quarter financial report, the two will be expanding in 2015 more than they did in 2014 — meaning more than 26 openings for Cos and 12 for & Other Stories — and primarily in existing markets, though Cos does plan to open the doors of its first locations in Luxembourg and Prague by fall. Given how popular the brands' first New York shops have proven to be since they opened for business last fall, we've got our fingers crossed for further U.S. openings. American shoppers can also bank on getting a crapload more H&M stores in the near future. The fast fashion giant is opening another 400 locations in 2015, adding to the fast fashion giant's already massive global network of nearly 3,300 locations. Customers, for their part, seem to be responding well to H&M's current strategy. So why slow down now? H&M & Other Stories: A new chapter for the British high street | The Independent.

For the next big thing on the British high street, the & Other Stories headquarters in Stockholm are surprisingly low-key. Located on a quiet, snowy street in a residential part of the city and permeated with the smell of something delicious cooking for lunch (the team in the atelier all eat together every day), it's a far cry from the vision of ultra-hip Swedish cool we have come to expect from the brands this region keeps sending to invade our shores. It feels deceptively homely, despite all the fierce-looking, articulated platform shoes, armour-plated bags and sharp silhouttes nestling in the workroom. But then its owner is well-versed in putting us at our ease when it comes to being fashion-forward.

& Other Stories, which launched last week simultaneously in London, Berlin and Copenhagen (how's that for cool company?) It's just another fashionable coup for a company that, seemingly, can do no wrong. If it sounds like shopping by numbers, it isn't. Reuse content. Stars Align for Stronger Norwegian Krone as April Favors Gains - Bloomberg. There may be gains in store for the Norwegian krone this month as it historically has a tendency to strengthen in April, analysts say. Norway’s currency has climbed against the euro in April in 13 out of the past 15 years, and versus the Swedish krona in 14 out of the past 15 years. The average gain has been 1.3 percent against the euro and 1.1 percent versus the krona. Economic factors and market positioning may also benefit the krone in coming weeks, according to Danske Bank A/S and SEB AB. Rising oil prices and improved risk sentiment are arguments for selling euro-krone, while Norway’s growth is accelerating and an negative output gap is closing, Danske Bank analyst Kristoffer Kjaer Lomholt said in emailed comments.

The Norwegian krone was at 9.16 per euro at 5 p.m. in Oslo on Friday, up 0.1 percent this month. “It’s primarily the oil price which currently should work in favor of the Norwegian currency,” said Karl Steiner, a strategist at the bank. Norway's Jensen Sees Growing Economic Optimism - Bloomberg. On the Periphery, Going Global. SYDNEY, Australia — Tamuna Ingorokva was just 11 years old when she witnessed a massacre on the streets of her hometown in Tbilisi, Georgia. Twenty people died and hundreds were injured when the Soviet Army clashed with demonstrators seeking independence. Georgia, a tiny nation wedged between Europe, the Middle East and Russia, has come a long way since 1989 but it remains on the very periphery of the great powers surrounding it. As the violence and civil unrest unfolded during the breakup of the Soviet Union, Ingorokva’s parents sent her abroad to France and Germany to study before she returned home to Georgia to launch a fashion brand in 2000 when peace had been restored.

But long periods of isolation and the more recent Russo-Georgian war of 2008 have made Georgia feel a lot further from the centre of fashion than the 5,000 kilometres that already separates its capital from Paris. Breaking into the global marketplace is no easy feat for designers from far flung places like Georgia. & Other Stories Store Opening and Review – Wonderland. What to expect from the Rodarte for & Other Stories collaboration.

H&M & Other Stories London, Regent Street To open | British Vogue. H&M's new more luxurious line, & Other Stories, will open seven stores this spring - including a shop on London's Regent Street. Other locations comprise Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Milan, Paris and Stockholm, while its online boutique - - will make the label available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK. "All of us at & Other Stories are thrilled to open our first stores in some of the major European cities and we are looking forward to offering our collections to an even broader audience through," said head of & Other Stories Samuel Fernström. The new brand will offer women's shoes, bags, accessories, beauty products and ready-to-wear.

Collections will be "diverse, ranging from masculine tailoring to feminine chic", and aimed to be "lasting wardrobe treasures within a wide price range", a statement from the firm read. & Other Stories H&M - Regent Street Fashion Store Opening | British Vogue. H&M's new high-end label, & Other Stories, launches in London today with the opening of its debut store on Regent Street. Last night members of the press were given a preview tour of the two-floor space, so we have curated our highlights to give you a taste of what to expect when the shop opens its doors at 12pm today, in addition to the full lookbook images of the brand's debut collection.

Simple lines and clean timeless silhouettes in an array of colours dominate the inaugural collection - think sculpted white summer dresses, floor-length maxis in vibrant teal, metallic miniskirts and knitwear in pops of neon. Accessories continue the theme of Scandinavian minimalism, with highlights including transparent brogues, black mules with chunky heels, drawstring leather duffle bags, sleek shoulder styles and satchels in brown and pink shades. The label has also collaborated with a range of designers this season, including The Lake and Stars, Clare Vivier, Abigail Lorick Im and Alyson Fox.

H&M & Other Stories Preview Film Released | British Vogue. H&M has released a preview film of its new high-end line, & Other Stories. Although members of the fashion press were invited to see the collection last week under a strict confidentiality agreement, this is the first time the brand has showcased the long-awaited range for all to see. So what can we expect? A black coat with a cinched in waist, a floor-length gown featuring a plunging neckline, skirts - one high-waisted and short and another that's knee-length and colourful, a Breton-striped top, tailoring covered in white and grey blurred prints and culottes that would be a welcome addition to any spring wardrobe.

Shoes come by way of platform buckled sandals in graphic monochrome, wedges in red lizard-skin and minimal white and open-toe heels that have ladylike appeal. The label's inaugural collection will be unveiled in full this spring, with seven stores opening in various European countries - including a shop on London's Regent Street. H&M group | Reports. Norse Store. Norse Projects - Wikipedia. Norse Projects is a clothing brand based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company designs and develops seasonal collections of mens and womenswear, blending influences from streetwear and classical workwear with high-end fashion.[1] The creative director of the company is Tobias Sloth.

History[edit] Flagship store[edit] Norse Projects has a flagship store in Pilestræde (No. 41) in central Copenhagen. The store also sells brands such as Alife, Stussy, Levi's, Neighborhood, Nike og Undefeated. References[edit] External links[edit] Official website. The Kooples Founders Move Beyond Couples, Bring on Waris Ahluwalia. Whether you've seen its omnipresent, jealousy-inducing (if you're single) advertisements featuring hipster couples in cool, slim-cut clothes, or if you've just ever been to Paris where its stores are on just about every corner, chances are you've heard of The Kooples. The French contemporary brand founded by three brothers in 2008 has always stuck to a very specific, and successful — there are now about 400 stores worldwide — marketing formula, involving real-life couples in its ad campaigns and making sure its men's and women's collections mirror each other to some degree.

But now, as all brands must do in such a crowded landscape, it's shaking things up. In what I'm told was a rare occurrence, all three French brothers — Creative Directors Alexandre and Laurent, along with Director of Brand Image Raphaël Elicha — were in New York together in a suite at the NoMad hotel last week to meet with press, present their latest collections and discuss the evolution of The Kooples.

Why the Kooples are every couple's best friend | Fashion. Paris's Place Vendôme used to be famous for its dressmakers – Madame Chéruit had her headquarters here, as did Schiaparelli – but few remain. Now it's known best for the Ritz and the last sad journey of Princess Diana. However, a new breed of fashion designer has moved in. In a hotel off the square's north-east corner is a suite of monochrome rooms filled with skulls. Skulls are incorporated into the lamps, stamped into candles and visible in the features of Keith Richards in a vast photograph.

"In the end, we are all skulls," said one of the three black-clad brothers who greeted me. In the photograph Richards isn't alone. Anita Pallenberg lies across a chair beside him, all legs and gold wedges. To many, theirs is an unlikely success story. Walking around Paris, it is clear from the number of couples carrying bags from Kooples how many buy into the concept.

We are now in a room filled with the new season's collection. "That would be nice," says Alexandre. THE KOOPLES UK LIMITED - Filing history (free information from Companies House) Stradivarius company profile, news, jobs and Stradivarius collection. International presence - Stradivarius -

Company. REISS LIMITED. Free business summary taken from official companies house information. Free alerts. Registered as 02655347. Company profile: Reiss | News | Retail Week. Reiss Ltd: Private Company Information. REISS LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House) Reiss : Our Story. Reiss sold to US private equity firm | Business. The founder of fashion chain Reiss has banked a £100m-plus windfall after selling a majority stake in the upmarket brand, which is a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge. David Reiss, who took over a single gentleman’s outfitters in London’s Bishopsgate run by his father in 1971 and built it into an international empire, has struck a deal with American private equity firm Warburg Pincus that values the business at £230m.

Reiss, who owned 90% of the business, will get the bumper payout and also retain a significant stake in the business. He is also staying on as chairman and chief executive. The management team, who share the remaining 10% stake in the business, will also remain in place. The retailer said teaming up with the US investors would enable Reiss to step up expansion in North America, Asia and Australia. The business, which only began selling womenswear in 2000, now operates 160 stores in 15 countries. Reiss (brand) - Wikipedia. 6 Fashion Brands From Oslo You Need to Know.

Style around the world: How to dress like a Norwegian - Wear & Where. Norway: Doing Business and Investing in Norway Guide - Strategic and ... - IBP, Inc. Norway2016. Distributing a product in Norway - Distributing a product - General presentation from Norway - Reaching the Norvegian consumer -