Alibaba has invested in luxury online wholesale fashion tech firm Ordre as the three-year-old company positions itself for major growth. Ordre said Alibaba is now “a strategic investor,” but the terms weren’t disclosed.
M&S has added experienced non-exec directors to its board as it prepares to deliver its latest results, with more store closures expected and potential demotion from the FTSE100 if its share price falls further.
The Paris Court of Appeal has acknowledged the exclusive rights of designer Christian Louboutin for red shoe soles in a dispute pitting the label against Kesslord, a brand offering models with similar features for sale.
QVC has been sued by Skinny Brand Jeans LLC, whose founder claims that, after she pitched her line to the shopping network, it copied her slimming wash pattern for their own visually contoured skinny jeans.
Dutch retailer Hema has been instructed to pay Levi’s a fine of nearly €4.5 million after selling jeans with back pocket stitching that is very similar to the American label's well-known arcuate stitching design.