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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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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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In The Style mulls sale, CEO steps down as founder resumes top job

In The Style mulls sale, CEO steps down as founder resumes top job

​In The Style — the influencer collab-based womenswear e-tailer — released its interim results on Thursday. But bigger news was a strategic review, and to cut a long story short, the business is potentially up for sale.
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Acquisitions drive Flannels owner Frasers Group revenue upwards, has big plans for 2023

Acquisitions drive Flannels owner Frasers Group revenue upwards, has big plans for 2023

​Frasers Group’s results for the six month to late October showed the company continuing to prosper, even against a tough backdrop, with overall revenue up 12.7% at £2.638 billion. 
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London Designer Outlet Black Friday sales beat pre-pandemic level

London Designer Outlet Black Friday sales beat pre-pandemic level

​The point at which brands, retailers and destinations equal or exceed key measures from before the pandemic is being closely watched and Wembley Park’s London Designer Outlet has just hit a key milestone on this front.
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PrettyLittleThing's sales up, profits dip in latest yearly results

PrettyLittleThing's sales up, profits dip in latest yearly results

A slender rise in annual sales for fashion brand PrettyLittleThing was driven by positive performances in its core UK and US regions in the 12 months to 28 February, its latest accounts filed at Companies House show. 
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Éric Pfrunder, Karl Lagerfeld’s photography right-hand man, dies at 74

Éric Pfrunder, Karl Lagerfeld’s photography right-hand man, dies at 74

Éric Pfrunder, Karl Lagerfeld’s right-hand-man for his all photography projects, has died at 74. He was ever present at shoots Karl did for Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous label, and all his editorial projects.
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Dr Martens and A-Cold-Wall unveil new collab capsule

Dr Martens and A-Cold-Wall unveil new collab capsule

​Collabs are coming thick and fast from footwear brand Dr Martens at the moment and the latest is undeniably interesting with the British label having linked up with A-Cold-Wall.
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Naked Wolfe opens London store on luxury-focused Bond Street

Naked Wolfe opens London store on luxury-focused Bond Street

​Luxury cult footwear label Naked Wolfe has launched a key store on London’s New Bond Street at number 163. It’s the firm’s very first directly-operated shop.
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Klarna 2022 trends report identifies nostalgia as driving force in fashion

Klarna 2022 trends report identifies nostalgia as driving force in fashion

​BNPL specialist Klarna has released its first trends report and said that 2022 has been all about “nostalgia… as consumers turn to products reflective of more carefree times”.
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Idris Elba's Don’t Stab Your Future in NFL Nike makeover collab

Idris Elba's Don’t Stab Your Future in NFL Nike makeover collab

Actor Idris Elba and Dallas Cowboys coach Aden Durde aren’t such an unusual combination when it comes to good causes. Both London born, they have partnered to raise awareness of knife-crime campaigning in the UK capital.
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OvalX finance platform buys 5% stake in N Brown

OvalX finance platform buys 5% stake in N Brown

​A spread-betting company has become the latest investor to see value in buying a big chunk of shares in fashion retail group N Brown. 
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H&M makes a statement with eco-focused designs on Fashion Awards red carpet

H&M makes a statement with eco-focused designs on Fashion Awards red carpet

The Fashion Awards red carpet may have been largely about ultra-luxury designers on Monday evening, but high street chain H&M also made an impact with a big focus on sustainability
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Footasylum opens new store, has big plans for 2023

Footasylum opens new store, has big plans for 2023

​The headlines about Footasylum recently may have largely been about its failed purchase by JD Sports. But under the new ownership of Aurelius, it has opened its first store since 2021 and has been performing strongly.
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Consumer concerns dent November fashion spend, despite the need for cold-weather clothes

Consumer concerns dent November fashion spend, despite the need for cold-weather clothes

​UK consumer spending rose last month, but it didn’t manage to keep up with inflation so represented a drop in real terms, two key monthly surveys showed on Tuesday.
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