In a further move into the local young fashion market, JD Sports Fashion has acquired Missy Empire, a fast-fashion e-tailer based in Manchester, according to Drapers, which indicates the possibility that its women’s apparel collection will be offered in JD Sports’ stores and on its website in 2022. The group may also help the brand to internationalize its presence. Earlier this year, JD took over an independent menswear retailer in Manchester, Oi Polloi.