Law à la Mode: Issue 9 — Spring 2013

The Australian editorial team is delighted to bring you the ninth edition of Law à la Mode, the quarterly legal magazine produced by DLA Piper’s Fashion, Retail and Design group for distribution to clients and contacts of the firm worldwide. The Australian retail market has seen dramatic change over recent years. On the fashion front, high street brands based overseas such as Zara and Topshop are flooding to our shores and establishing a competitive presence within a market traditionally occupied by Australian domestic retailers. The last few years have also seen a boom in luxury brand presence within Australia, much to consumers’ delight. In this edition, we examine what these changes mean for local Australian retailers, as well as considering the challenges faced by overseas players when entering the Australian retail marketplace.

We also share with you some fashion industry insights from one of Australia’s leading company directors, Arlene Tansey of Pacific Brands. Pacific Brands hasoperations throughout Asia Pacific and in the UK and is famous for marketing many iconic brands such as Berlei, Bonds and Sheridan. We’re sure you will enjoy our Q&A with Arlene…

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