Topshop Launches T-Shirt To Support Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Topshop is delighted to announce its continued support of charity initiative Fashion Targets Breast Cancer this year with the launch of a limited edition t-shirt, available online and instore nationwide.

Topshop has been working with Fashion Targets Breast Cancer since 2005, producing printed canvas bags and t-shirts each year. Following on from the success of 2010’s ‘Love to Love’ vest, this year the charity garment will be a soft jersey t-shirt with the slogan ‘Starts with L and ends in E and in the between are O and V’. The t-shirt comes in white, with the slogan written in black, apart from the letters which spell out love, which are blue in colour.

Enlisting the help of its friends within the fashion industry, Topshop’s blog ‘Inside Out’ has photographed fashion heavyweights such as blogger Susie Lau and stylist Fran Burns wearing the t-shirt in their own unique style to show their support.

With every purchase of this limited edition slogan t-shirt costing £18, £5.40 will be donated to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. In addition, four styles of friendship bracelets and charity mirrors will also be on sale at till points nationwide.

Topshop’s website also features a section dedicated to its support of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, which includes photographs of the fashion heavyweights wearing the t-shirt, as well as a guide to checking breasts for signs of breast cancer.

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is the flagship fashion campaign of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a pioneering charity dedicated to the prevention, treatment and ultimate eradication of breast cancer. Since the campaign launched in the UK in 1996, it has raised over £10.5 million for Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s vital research, campaigning and education work.

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Burton Is Celebrating The Resurgence Of The 80’s And The Reuniting Of Ska Legends ‘The Specials’, With The Launch Of A Limited Edition Tonic Suit

With the 80’s making a forceful statement on the high street once again, the men’s fashion world is drawing influence from many cultural facets, from art to music. To celebrate this new trend and the 30th anniversary tour of cult band The Specials, Burton has designed two new exclusive versions of their classic tonic suit and used key design elements from their archives to create the new ‘Mod’ suit.

More prevalent than with other musical styles, achieving exactly the right look has always been a defining part of the Mod and Ska movement. Sharp suits with precise lines and clean cut styling epitomized the look of 2 Tone, and now with the reforming of The Specials to celebrate their 30th anniversary, the look is also set to make its return.

Available in deep blue and charcoal, the limited edition suit is 100% wool and has an extra finish which creates a slight sheen to give it the tonic look. The style is a one button single breasted slim fit jacket with a narrow peak lapel, while the trouser is narrower on the calf and thigh and at just £99 makes it an affordable style essential for every man. Slim fit tonic waistcoats can be added to help finish the classic ‘Rude Boy’ look.

The Specials tour will see the 2 Tone Coventry Gangsters getting suited and booted again in their iconic suits as they tour 6 venues across England and Scotland in April and May.

The limited edition Burton Tonic Suits will be available in the Bath, Poole, Bluewater, White City, New Enfield, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Swansea, and Braehead stores, as well as online.

About Burton
Burton has a long history in men’s clothing and fashion having been founded in 1903 by Montague Burton in Chesterfield. Burton now has over 400 outlets all over the UK and Ireland making it one of the country’s largest sellers of casual and formal menswear, including men’s suits, jeans, shirts, jackets, suits, knitwear, shorts, shoes, underwear, accessories and men’s tshirts.

Customers can also shop online from the Burton.co.uk website which offers free returns in-store or by post and fast delivery to their home. The site features a useful size guide to ensure customers can get the correct fit. They can also sign up for the Burton newsletter, which offers all the latest style updates, exclusive discounts and competitions.

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Burton announce VAT price reductions will be passed on to all customers from the 1st December

Following The Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling’s decision to cut Value Added Tax (VAT) from 17.5 per cent to 15 per cent, Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has released a statement on behalf of a group of the high street’s most powerful retailers, confirming they will pass the full VAT cut onto their customers.

The change in the VAT rate will mean huge changes for all the shops in the Arcadia group, as all shelving and register prices will need to be updated. However, Burton, Arcadia, Mosaic Fashions, Bhs, Marks & Spencer, New Look and Next all confirmed in the statement they planned to pass the 2.5% VAT cut on to customers on Monday, or soon afterwards.

The group of retailers covers some of the biggest names on the high street, including; Topshop, Topman, Wallis, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Evans, Burton, Bhs, Oasis, Coast, Karen Millen, Warehouse, Principles, Shoe Studio Group, Jane Norman, New Look and Next fascias.

The statement by Sir Philip said: “Following the recent announcement reducing VAT from 17.5% to 15%, equating to a price reduction of 2.13%, we are pleased to confirm that it is our intention to pass the benefit of this reduction onto our customers.”

The price reduction will be given on standard rated product and will be applied on, or as soon after Monday December 1 as possible.

The statement added that this would, “allow for the complexities of implementing the changes required.”

It is unclear how the price cuts will be implemented, however many retailers are expected to take off the discount at the till point rather than by re-ticketing stock.

For Burton, all mens clothing, mens suits and mens accessories will be adjusted at point of purchase as of 1st December 2008.

About Burton
Burton has a long history in men’s clothing and fashion, having been founded in 1903 by Montague Burton in Chesterfield. Burton now has over 400 outlets all over the UK and Ireland making it one of the country’s largest sellers of casual and formal menswear, including mens shirts, jeans, jackets, knitwear, shorts, shoes, underwear and accessories.

Customers can also shop online from the Burton.co.uk website which offers free returns in-store or by post and fast delivery to their home.

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Estella, a leading retailer of Baby Clothes, Announces Charity Partnership With Action Against Hunger

Estella, a leading retailer of Baby Clothes, Designer Children’s Clothes & Unique Kids Clothes, today announced the debut of their back to school clothes and partnership with Action Against Hunger, a charity devoted to fighting hunger in more than 40 countries. For every purchase made from Estella this Fall and Winter, the retailer of contemporary fashions designed for children, will donate one Plumpy’Nut to a child in need. Featured on CBS’s 60 minutes and other prominent media, Plumpy’nut is a prepackaged, easy to administer peanut butter based concoction that helps severely malnourished children (6 months to 5 years old) recover from starvation.

Estella kicks off this charitable campaign with the arrival of its back to school collection of designer children’s clothes and fall apparel including kids shirts, shorts, dresses, coats, outerwear, trousers and pants for boys and girls, unisex baby clothes, baby boy and baby girl clothes.

“This charitable campaign is designed to raise awareness of a little known breakthrough cure for a big disease afflicting less fortunate babies and kids, the same age as the children our store caters to,” said Estella co-founder Chike Chukwulozie. “As an African-born American, I have witnessed childhood starvation and am excited to be doing something about it. While Estella’s campaign will not eradicate childhood starvation, we can help raise awareness and save a few lives,” added Mr. Chukwulozie.

One of the first lines to arrive that will benefit this hunger fighting program is European designer Album di Famiglia. Estella introduced this European designer to New York and online in 2003 and has now collaborated with Album di Famiglia to launch a line of baby onesie rompers. Exclusive to Estella, these striped one-piece rompers are modern, stylish, cashmere soft, yet practical and easy to care for. Made with machine washable cotton, these one-piece bodysuits make great baby gifts or baby shower gifts.

With the launch of its back to school season, Estella is also proud to debut European designer, Mormor. This Danish designer makes its US debut at Estella with hand knit baby sweaters, baby knits, kids sweaters and kids knits. In addition, Estella will be making other prominent designer debuts later this fall with the inclusion of Add; Belgian artisans Max & Lola and Simple Kids; French designers Hartford Kids & Bon Bon; British designer Caramel Baby & Child; American designers Kit+Lili, Kingsley and One Kid (luxury, yet affordable Baby coats, girls coats and boys coats); and many other high end brands perfect for Fall apparel and back to school attire.

With an appearance in September’s Cookie Magazine, Estella’s Back to School and Fall Season is already making a splash with significant contributions going towards the Action Against Hunger campaign. “Our goal at Estella is to provide customers with unique fashions that are distinctive yet practical, comfortable, yet contemporary and to do so with civic responsibility. With our collaboration with Action Against Hunger and prominent designer collections, we have squarely met this goal this season.” stated Mr. Chukwulozie.

With appearances in The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Dailycandy.com, CNN.com, Vogue, InStyle, NBC’s Today Show, Town & Country, US Weekly and numerous other publications, blogs and web sites, Estella is the leader in baby clothes and designer kids clothes. For more information on Estella or to start shopping for unique baby clothes and kids clothes, please visit http://www.estella-nyc.com.

About Estella
Renowned as the source for cutting-edge kids clothes, Estella has quietly established itself as the designer infant clothing shop that celebrities, stylists, royalty and those in the know look to when they want something fresh. Featuring distinctive and unique baby clothes and kids’ clothes that are brought to life with modern designs, incredible detail, unusual colors and sumptuous fabrics, Estella’s innovative approach offers gorgeous items selected for beauty and character. Founded in 2002, Estella is privately held and headquartered in New York, NY. For more information about Estella, please visit the company’s web site at http://www.estella-nyc.com.

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