Top brands linked to deadly blaze at Bangladesh garment factory

Fire fighters try to distinguish fire at a Smart Export factory. Photo: Xinhua

The unlicensed garment factory in the Bangladesh capital where seven women workers died in a fire on Saturday was making clothing for Spanish giant Inditex and several French brands.

Monday, 28 January, 2013, 6:11am

H&M trails Zara's Inditex in fast-fashion retail stakes

H&M's profit comes in below market estimates

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), Europe's second-biggest clothing retailer, reported third-quarter profit that missed estimates and delayed the start of online operations in the United States, as it falls further behind Zara owner Inditex.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:51am

Esprit up 28pc on news of Zara coup

Esprit shares jumped nearly 40 per cent in intra-day trading yesterday on news that it had hired a senior executive from rival fashion retailer Inditex - distributor of the Zara and Bershka brands - to implement its HK$18 billion transformation plan.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Zara's elegant sister opens first Asian store

Spain's economy may be burning but it is definitely not reflected in the way the Inditex group is expanding its footprint. After Massimo Dutti, Zara, Bershka and Pull & Bear, the Spanish fashion group's youngest brand, Uterque, on Thursday opened its first shop in Asia.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Zara's brother opens on Fashion Street

The past few months have seen a string of fresh faces making their way to the prestigious shop spaces on Queen's Road Central. The latest one to join the competition is Spanish fashion house Massimo Dutti - which shares the same mother company, Inditex Group, as mass fashion brand Zara - which has taken up two floors of over 6,000 square feet.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fashion chain opens doors on China

American fashion retailer Forever 21 is set to follow clothing giants Zara and H&M by tapping into the Greater China market, with three flagship stores to open in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong next year.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Giordano's price rises on rumours of a suitor

Speculation that Spanish clothing giant Inditex was wooing Giordano International sent the Hong Kong-listed apparel chain up as much as 5.7 per cent yesterday before it dismissed talk of a suitor.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am