Street wear locals take global approach to fashion

Perth’s specialist street wear vendors are part of a global trend to acutely restrict supply of distributed and in-house labels – following in the footsteps of many luxury brands that use scarcity as a marketing tool.

Don’t ignore the hype

Business News work experience student Jay Lake explains how some fashion consumers aim to profit from their purchases.

Perth fuel distributor opens up in China

An Aboriginal-owned business that distributes environmentally friendly industrial products has expanded its international reach with the opening of its first jointly-owned store in China.

The Grand Cru experience, a top cellar

Mount Lawley liquor retailer Grand Cru Wine Shop has undergone an evolution since being established more than 42 years ago.

Bunnings boss steps down

Bunnings’ long-serving chief executive John Gillam has announced he is stepping down from the role, but will continue to serve the business as an adviser.

Car sales plunge, again

Western Australia experienced yet another horror month for new car sales, with the prospect of a last-minute turnaround to bring the year on par with 2015’s poor result looking very unlikely.

Ancient organisms help create fabric of the future

A WA-based company could potentially shake up the $US96 billion global textile industry with a natural fibre originally sourced from wine.

AHG has tough start to year

Automotive Holdings Group has reassured shareholders that its troubled refrigerated logistics business is on the mend, after releasing a trading update that showed lower profits.

Queensland group buys Port Hedland shops

Brisbane-based Sentinel Property Group has added Port Hedland Boulevard to its portfolio, buying the Woolworths-anchored shopping centre for $18 million.

DEXUS confirms $140m Carillon buy

DEXUS Property Group is assessing its options for a revamp of Carillon City, after paying $140 million to buy the CBD shopping arcade.

Pink diamonds in your super

Rare pink diamonds from the Kimberley are emerging as new class of investment asset.The diamonds, which are only produced at Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine, have typically been used for exclusive, high-end j

Riders Choice, Cycliq hit issues

Two well-known Leederville cycling businesses have hit differing problems this week, with retailer Riders Choice going into voluntary administration and accessory manufacturer Cycliq facing a regulatory speed bump on its path to an ASX listing.

More dents in new car sales

Western Australia’s car retail industry has once again been taken to the panel beaters after new figures showed another slump in new vehicle sales.

Uniqlo on its way to Perth CBD

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo will open its first Western Australian store in Perth’s Murray Street Mall, with a flagship two-level shop anchoring a $6 million redevelopment of Plaza Arcade.

AHG braces for insurance reforms

Car retailer Automotive Holdings Group is bracing for a potential earnings hit when the corporate regulator enacts reforms to finance and insurance commission arrangements next year.

Designers hatch plans for local, overseas growth

SPECIAL REPORT: Slower growth in discretionary spending is a challenge for some local fashion hopefuls, but export markets and tech-style accelerator programs are presenting opportunities.

Wesfarmers fighting on two fronts with Homebase in far-flung Britain

ANALYSIS: No-one knows how long it might take for Wesfarmers’ foreign foray to bear fruit, and at what cost.

Car sales put nation in pole position as WA lags

Western Australia has kept its foot on the brake with the latest figures showing a further slump in new car sales.

Iconic retailers stand test of time

PHOTO ESSAY: Retail is a difficult game to stick around in, but there are a handful of retailers in Perth that have stood the test of time and remain operating in their original location.

The future, coming to a mall near you

Perth’s big retail centres are evolving to become much more than just a collection of shops.

Neighbourhood centres the place to be

Suburban shopping centres are becoming the most sought-after asset class in property.