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Asda mulls George clothing sale, could add beauty salons

Asda mulls George clothing sale, could add beauty salons

​Asda’s new owners are planning a radical transformation of the chain that could see new services such as nail bars and beauty salons, more third-party concessions, and the sale of its George clothing operations.
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Retail space conversions accelerate as landlords seek more profitable tenants

Retail space conversions accelerate as landlords seek more profitable tenants

What had once seemed unthinkable is now not only happening but accelerating as failed UK retailers' giant spaces are transformed for new uses. And a spate of news on Monday showed the extent of the issue.
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Online sales reached record high last month, helped by fashion

Online sales reached record high last month, helped by fashion

​UK retail sales fell again on a like-for-like basis last month, but there was good news on fashion for once as its sales fall was small and it helped drive online like-for-likes to a record high.
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This weekend in Paris: Altuzarra, Elie Saab, Dice Kayek, Zadig & Voltaire and Givenchy

This weekend in Paris: Altuzarra, Elie Saab, Dice Kayek, Zadig & Voltaire and Givenchy

A busy weekend of action at the virtual Paris Fashion Week, where most of the online videos were shot thousands of miles away from the French capital. We look at five of the most notable houses over this past 48 hours.
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Vaquera: Waiting in the wings for the party to come

Vaquera: Waiting in the wings for the party to come

Get ready for the party - but comfortably - was the New York label's message this season, referencing 1980s-inflected performancewear and transforming the codes of lockdown dressing.
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Tailored Brands receives $75 million in new financing

Tailored Brands receives $75 million in new financing

Tailored Brands announced on Friday the closing of a $75 million investment, nearly three months after exiting bankruptcy.
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Foot Locker appoints Melody Ehsani as creative director of women's business

Foot Locker appoints Melody Ehsani as creative director of women's business

The American sports and footwear retailer has named the LA-based designer behind the Melody Ehsani streetwear brand as the first creative director of its women’s business.
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Hibbett Sports posts 20% sales rise, beats earnings expectations

Hibbett Sports posts 20% sales rise, beats earnings expectations

The Birmingham, Alabama-based sportswear and equipment retailer reported a solid fourth quarter on Friday, with improvements in sales driving stronger than expected gains in the company’s bottom line.
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Latest from Fashion Week: Victoria/Tomas, Lutz Huelle, Leonard Paris and August Getty

Latest from Fashion Week: Victoria/Tomas, Lutz Huelle, Leonard Paris and August Getty

Rarely has the fashion season seemed so heterogeneous, even if designers are united by one goal, creating novel show formats. Vital this season, in the almost entirely online Paris Fashion Week.
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Milan Fashion Week: Optimistic trends for next winter

Milan Fashion Week: Optimistic trends for next winter

The curtain fell Monday on another Milan fashion week -- or at least the screen went dark on this season's all-digital affair, in which designers looked ahead to better times.
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Eco-Age appoints Simon Whitehouse as new CEO

Eco-Age appoints Simon Whitehouse as new CEO

Eco-Age, the sustainability and creative communications agency founded in 2008 by Livia Firth and her brother Nicola Giuggioli, has appointed Simon Whitehouse as its new CEO.
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HBC to launch Saks Fifth Avenue's online business as separate entity

HBC to launch Saks Fifth Avenue's online business as separate entity

HBC, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, said on Friday it would launch the luxury department store’s e-commerce segment as a separate business following a $500 million infusion from a U.S. private equity firm.
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MPs demand action from Boohoo on supplier issues

MPs demand action from Boohoo on supplier issues

Fast fashion retailer Boohoo is facing additional pressure to address issues linked to its supply chain working practices.
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Brass to join M&S as operations director, delivering new vision for retail ops

Brass to join M&S as operations director, delivering new vision for retail ops

Deep into its well-publicised transformation strategy, UK retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed Alastair Brass as retail operations director, effective April.
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British luxury producers cheer US tariff suspension

British luxury producers cheer US tariff suspension

The UK luxury industry has praised a move by the US to suspend retaliatory tariffs of 25% imposed on a range of high-end products, including cashmere, wool, tailoring, and bedlinen, albeit for just four months.
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Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

It’s official. Only the Brave (OTB), the key company in the fashion empire of Renzo Rosso, has acquired Jil Sander, the Hamburg-born label known as the highest expression of minimalism in fashion.
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