N Brown's digital focus and concentration on core brands in the UK seem to be paying off and with labels like Joules, Clavin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger being added to its retail offer, it's upbeat for the future.
The tough trading backdrop continues to hurt results at Oasis and Warehouse with the year to March 2 showing the firm is still in turnaround mode. But at least pre-tax profit was £1.6m, up from a loss last time.
For the group, which operates more than 500 directly-owned womenswear stores in the UK, Ireland and Europe, the deal marks a new chapter in the menswear segment. Oliver Tezcan will continue to manage The Idle Man.
Chinese microblogging website Weibo has taken down an Instagram-like app just days after its launch and apologised after accusations of plagiarism about the app's logo, a stumble in efforts to find new sources of growth.
Andy Tudor has left his role as technology and data director at Monsoon Accessorize to join order management specialist OneStock, which offers services including click & collect to high street retailers.