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November shopping patterns raise fears for December, but fashion stays buoyant

November shopping patterns raise fears for December, but fashion stays buoyant

​BDO's latest report showed November UK retail sales continuing to rise with fashion fairly strong. But there are fears that shoppers have largely completed their Christmas shopping and December may be weak.
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Ganni names ex-Dazed Media MD as its first brand chief

Ganni names ex-Dazed Media MD as its first brand chief

Ganni on Friday announced an important new appointment with Priya Matadeen set to join the premium label as Chief Brand Officer.
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Primark performance "encouraging" in new financial year, opens latest French store on Friday

Primark performance "encouraging" in new financial year, opens latest French store on Friday

​It was a very brief update, but a welcome one nonetheless. Ahead of its annual general meeting on Friday, Primark owner ABF issued a statement saying that all is going well at the budget fashion chain.
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Desigual strengthens presence in Paris with two strategic store openings

Desigual strengthens presence in Paris with two strategic store openings

The Barcelona-based brand will open two new stores in the French capital this December, namely in the Marais and Saint-Germain-des-Prés districts, after gradually restructuring its retail business in recent years.
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WHP Global invests $260 million into Express

WHP Global invests $260 million into Express

WHP Global has invested a total of $260 million into the fashion retail chain Express, Inc. to form a strategic partnership and an intellectual property joint venture. 
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Marimekko opens experiential store in New York's SoHo

Marimekko opens experiential store in New York's SoHo

Finnish design house Marimekko announced on Thursday the opening of a new store in New York’s Soho district, introducing a fresh store concept.
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Wolverine to divest Keds, leathers business; reveals layoffs

Wolverine to divest Keds, leathers business; reveals layoffs

Wolverine Worldwide announced on Thursday plans to divest or license its Keds brand and leathers business, citing the pair as "low-profit contributors," as the firm looks to streamline and "prioritize growth brands." 
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Lululemon sees downbeat quarter as inflation-hit consumers turn cautious

Lululemon sees downbeat quarter as inflation-hit consumers turn cautious

Lululemon Athletica Inc on Thursday forecast holiday-quarter revenue and profit largely below analysts' estimates, as shoppers turn cautious about spending on higher-priced clothing amid decades-high inflation. 
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Zalando extends offer to underrepresented communities

Zalando extends offer to underrepresented communities

The Berlin-based platform has expanded its offering of "black-owned" brands. Among them, Karl Kani, Aaron Wallace and Thebe Magugu. It has also extended its offer of products related to disability.
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Zalando, Copenhagen Fashion Week reveal sustainability award finalists

Zalando, Copenhagen Fashion Week reveal sustainability award finalists

The all-female trio of finalists are TG Botanical from Ukraine, Selam Fessahaye from Sweden and Stamm from Denmark. The award ceremony will take place on February 2 during Copenhagen Fashion Week.
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Celio’s Sébastien Bismuth says Camaïeu is sister brand to Celio

Celio’s Sébastien Bismuth says Camaïeu is sister brand to Celio

The president of Celio, also the head of Don't Call Me Jennyfer, gives his first impressions and outlines his objectives for 2024 after acquiring Camaïeu’s brand name at auction for €1.8 million.
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The political stance, a new paradigm in fashion?

The political stance, a new paradigm in fashion?

The majority of young consumers expect brands to be socially committed. An approach, presented in Paris during the Fashion Reboot and conducted by the IFM, provides the key to understanding their expectations.
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JD Sports and Snap convert Oxford Street store facia into arcade game using AR

JD Sports and Snap convert Oxford Street store facia into arcade game using AR

Already a big attraction on London’s Oxford Street, the JD Sports flagship store has upped its game – literally. Using augmented reality (AR), the retailer has transformed the store’s facia into an arcade machine game.
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Half of UK consumers to spend less on fashion this Christmas - report

Half of UK consumers to spend less on fashion this Christmas - report

​Consumers have taken a “direct hit” as the cost-of-living crisis eats into their Christmas finances and that’s going to dent their fashion spend, a new study from tax, audit and consultancy firm RSM claims.
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Self-Portrait unveils Lunar New Year campaign and collection

Self-Portrait unveils Lunar New Year campaign and collection

​Premium brand Self-Portrait is celebrating Lunar New Year with a dedicated collection and accompanying campaign captured by British-Chinese photographer Alexandra Leese.
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Brand Machine Group creates new Chief Technology and Operating Officer role

Brand Machine Group creates new Chief Technology and Operating Officer role

​Brand Machine Group (BMG) has named Daljit Bhasin as Chief Technology and Operating Officer. The new position comes as part of the retail group's push towards global expansion.
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