Brick and mortar retail biggies logs on to e-commerce

Mumbai –  Brick and mortar retail biggies Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, DLF Brands and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Brands are looking to tap the thriving e-commerce space even as specialized online retailers lead the consumer internet story in India. Aditya Birla group’s Madura, which owns brands such as Louis Philippe and Allen Solly, has just gone […]

Luxury brands move out of five-star hotels to high street, malls

Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Ermenegildo Zegna, Burberry, Bottega Veneta-—a few of the bona fide luxury brands available in India. As they try and crack the local market, those responsible for marketing such brands in the country have come to realize that location may not necessarily be everything. That it’s far more important to have a […]

Superdry teams up with Reliance Brands for India foray

British clothing brand Superdry is betting big on India, its first entry in any BRIC market. The brand has tied up with Reliance Brands as its local partner and is looking to make India one of its most successful markets. The London Stock Exchange listed Supergroup, will open 20 stores in the first five years […]

Reliance Brands appoints new CIO to drive e-commerce biz

Reliance Brands, the wholly-owned arm of Reliance Industries appointed Cleartrip’s COO P K X Thomas as its CIO – ecommerce, hinting at its plans to make a serious effort in the e-commerce segment. Founded in 2007, Reliance Brand completed five years this September. Dedicated to bringing iconic international brands like Diesel , Paul & Shark, […]

Reliance Trends unveils A/W’12 collection

Reliance Trends’ new Autumn/Winter ’12 collection was unveiled recently comprising of womenswear, menswear and kidswear in new plum and teal colours of the season. Carefully crafted by an experienced design team, taking into account international fashion forecasts of the colours of Fall 2012, plums and contrasting plum tones in teal provide stunning highlights across the […]

Reliance Brands eyes market beyond fashion biz

Reliance Brands, is in a happy space as it achieving revenues between January and July 2012 ahead of our budgets. The company, according to Darshan Mehta, CEO, Reliance Brands has not been affected by the economic slump and low consumer sentiment so far. And they did not have to extend the sale period even by […]

UK fashion brand Dune to enter India with Reliance

London-based luxury footwear and accessories brand Dune on Wednesday said it will enter India in partnership with the retail arm of India’s largest private firm Reliance Industries. The Dune group is likely to launch its first flagship store by the year-end or early next year, a Reliance Brand official said. “India has been a key […]

Mukesh Ambani revs up high street fashion play

MUMBAI: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s big fashion push will see the privately held Reliance Brands dotting the high streets with more than 100 stores of global brands this fiscal, a significant milestone in India’s nascent luxury and high end retailing space. Reliance Brands, which has just inked a deal with UK’s fashion accessories group Dune, is […]

Reliance Brands – Straddling the luxury pyramid

Reliance Brands has announced a new venture every month this year, starting from a tie-up with New York-based fashion brand Iconix (which has over 20 brands) in February to sportswear retailer Quicksilver in August. The subsidiary of Reliance Industries has entered into joint ventures or distribution agreements with a dozen global brands already. Yet, Darshan […]

Reliance Brands plans e-stores soon

Reliance Brands, a wholly-owned arm of Reliance Industries plans to expand its presence in the e-commerce space by opening e-stores for those brands. The firm, which has several partnerships with various lifestyle brands in India either through a joint venture or through brand licences, is looking to open separate e-stores for Indian market for those […]