Allders in talks with landlord to avoid administration

Harold Tillman is in crisis talks to save the final piece of his retail empire.

Potential buyer for Aquascutum

The future of collapsed clothing retailer Aquascutum may be decided in the next week after administrators entered exclusive talks with a potential buyer.

Burberry A/W 2010: a clever reworking of a classic; Aquascutum A/W 2005: relying on the familiar

Trench warfare: Burberry vs Aquascutum

Two British heritage brands, two very different fortunes... Harriet Walker considers Burberry's success and Aquascutum's decline

Aquascutum - the fashion retailer that clothed Crimean officers

The quintessential British clothes retailer Aquascutum was founded in 1851 by tailor John Emary.

Aquascutum goes into administration

Aquascutum, the 160-year-old British clothing retailer which has dressed Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother, collapsed into administration today, jeopardising 250 jobs.

Bentley and Aquascutum tee up golfwear range

Bentley Motors has teamed up with upmarket menswear brand Aquascutum for a range of golfwear and accessories.

British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman is also the owner of Aquascutum and Jaeger

Chinese shoppers 'could save UK economy'

Fashion Council chief Harold Tillman says visa system should be changed to bring in the tourist pounds. By Harriet Walker

British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman is also the owner of Aquascutum and Jaeger

Harold Tillman: 'Chinese tourists can save the high street – if we let them'

Fashion Council chairman tells Harriet Walker that visa rules should be relaxed

Allders: Tillman talks, but no sale

Harold Tillman has held talks to sell his department store, Allders of Croydon.

Sibling rivalry on hold as Miliband senior sees Miliband junior wed

Just days after reavowing his commitment to non-commitment by saying stable families were more important than the institution of marriage, Ed Miliband wed his long-term partner Justine Thornton yesterday in a low-key civil ceremony.

Flagship Sale: Aquascutum seeks buyer for 110-year home

Aquascutum is selling 100 Regent Street – its flagship for the past 110 years.

Being modern: TK Maxx

We have, us modern folk, a somewhat instinctual reaction to brands and labels. Should we hear, for example, talk of Littlewoods, BHS, Dorothy Perkins, Lidl or Peacocks, our noses begin to turn up almost reflexively. Which will still be many people's reaction to the words TK Maxx. Should, however, someone start to bandy the names Aquascutum, Helmut Lang, Mandarina Duck, See by Chloé or Nicole Farhi about at your dinner-party table... well, now we're talking.

Return of the mac – as a fashion icon

Conceived almost 200 years ago by a Glasgow chemist with an interest in rubber and turned into a fashion icon by stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Steve McQueen, the Mackintosh became the venerable British brand that lost its way. Next week, it seals a remarkable comeback with its first stand-alone store.

Carola Long: Reborn as a unisex classic – despite its naff connotations

Macs and trenchcoats have had some bad press over the years – associated with flashers, disreputable private detectives, Cold War spies and Inspector Gadget. Now, however the raincoat is firmly back on the fashion track as a unisex classic.

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