Zara-owner Inditex, facing competition from Primark and H&M, has increasd its online sales and opened new stores. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Clothing retailer Inditex reported accelerating revenue growth after an expansion of online sales and new stores helped drive a 5 per cent profit incr(...)

H&M has moved into Zara-owner Inditex’s ‘fast fashion’ space by offering a bigger turnover of styles. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

The families behind Zara-owner Inditex and H&M will need to fend off fast-moving competitors if they are to replicate online the winning formulae(...)

Shares fall despite reports that the year “has gotten off to a good start”. Photograph: EPA

Hennes and Mauritz AB (H&M) said the stronger US dollar will weigh on costs this year, taking the shine from results showing the steepest gain in (...)

After 14 consecutive quarterly declines in clothing, footwear and homeware sales, time could be running out for the man tasked with finding a solution - Dutchman Marc Bolland. (Photograph: EPA/ANDY RAIN)

For generations, British children went to school in Marks & Spencer’s (MKS.L) clothes, teenagers turned to it for first interview suits and shopp(...)

Apple has halted online sales in Russia -- just three weeks after boosting the price of an iPhone 6 by about 25 per cent to 39,990 rubles. The value of that iPhone sale when converted into dollars already has plummeted to about $585 from $847. (Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi)

As one of 144 million Russian consumers that companies from Apple to Renault are trying to reach, university professor Elena Grekhnyova is feeling the(...)

Michael Jeffries stirred controversy when he said Abercrombie’s clothes were not meant for “fat” people. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Abercrombie & Fitch Co chief executive Michael Jeffries, who transformed the logo-centric clothing retailer from a drab sports brand into a fashio(...)

 A lone shopper sits outside a Primark clothing store. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Increasingly erratic weather is driving European clothing retailers to buy goods more often and closer to home, rather than relying on seasonal collec(...)

Za Clothing, the main Inditex company in Ireland that operates nine Zara stores, saw net profits fell from €5.3 million to just over €3 million

Inditex, the Spanish retailing giant that owns the Zara group, says it plans to open more Irish stores when it finds suitable outlets. The grou(...)

Shares in Zara owner Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer by sales, fell 2.1 per cent today. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Zara owner Inditex suffered a worse-than-expected fall in its second-quarter margins as trading in its lucrative overseas markets turned tougher. Its (...)

H&M plans to roll out in 8 to 10 online markets in 2015 after starting up sites in Spain, Italy and China this autumn

Hennes & Mauritz, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, said sales in June had gotten off to a good start after reporting second-quarter pr(...)