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Esprit Holdings (HK stock code 330) is a clothing retailer and wholesale distributor with its primary listing in Hong Kong and a secondary listing in London. It has retail space in more than 40 countries and it also controls the RED EARTH brand name, distributing its cosmetic products in the Asia-Pacific region.

Stock price fall and analyst downgrade greet new Esprit chief

Esprit Holdings welcomed its newest chief executive with a two-day stock decline and an analyst downgrade as the apparel retailer's earnings missed estimates for the fifth consecutive year.

Friday, 28 September, 2012, 2:54am

European debt crisis key to Esprit sales, outgoing chief says

A deepening of the European debt crisis may hurt sales at clothing retailer Esprit, outgoing chief executive Ronald van der Vis warned yesterday.

Van der Vis resigned as the Hong Kong-listed retailer's chief executive and executive director yesterday, and will be replaced by former Inditex executive Jose Manuel Martinez Gutierrez.

27 Sep 2012 - 3:48am

Esprit transforms stores to offer a better shopping experience

Oil paintings, sculptures, comfortable sofas, a walnut tea table and plenty of green plants.

These design elements - usually seen in galleries or coffee shops - have inspired Esprit to create its new-generation "Lighthouse" outlets.

10 Sep 2012 - 3:30am

Clothing chain Esprit aims to regain role as a retail fashion leader

When Esprit last month announced it had hired a senior executive from rival Inditex - the company behind Zara - many took it as a sign the fashion retailer wanted to emulate its successful Spanish competitor as a way of revitalising its own brand.

But new chief executive Jose Manuel Martinez Gutierrez has other ambitions.

10 Sep 2012 - 3:32am

Coup or coincidence? Analysts struggle to understand Esprit's string of resignations

The situation at Esprit is settling down. The share price of the Hong Kong-listed global fashion house has stabilised after it dropped 32 per cent in two days following the resignation of the chief executive, on June 12, and the exit of the chairman, on June 13.

A conference call was hosted on June 14 to soothe investors and that seems to have worked.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Market calls

Esprit (330) is showing signs of a rebound. After falling 73 per cent last year, the stock has risen 41 per cent so far this year.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Esprit shares dive on report on its outlets

Shares in clothing retailer Esprit Holdings could start to look threadbare in coming weeks if fund managers decided to switch into other less 'risky' stocks, an analyst warned yesterday.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am