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Milan prepares for intense fashion week spread around four corners of the city

Milan prepares for intense fashion week spread around four corners of the city

The Milan women’s fashion week starts on Tuesday with a schedule of 173 events, 65of them catwalk shows, featuring the return of Cavalli, Versace and Jil Sander, MM6’s first physicalshow and many interesting new names.
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Isabel Marant appoints Kim Bekker as artistic director

Isabel Marant appoints Kim Bekker as artistic director

The Parisian fashion house has appointed the Dutch designer, who has worked in its studio for more than ten years, as its new artistic director. She will be responsible for both the brand's men's and womenswear.
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When sneakers become part of human history at the museum of mankind

When sneakers become part of human history at the museum of mankind

Starting on October 13, the Musée de l'Homme in Paris will be revisiting the origins of the sneaker.
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Sustainable eyewear is finally in sight

Sustainable eyewear is finally in sight

A new breed of increasingly less polluting, sustainable frames are emerging, using eco-responsible materials that are often natural, and sometimes even biodegradable.
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Givenchy switches from Safilo to Thélios for eyewear

Givenchy switches from Safilo to Thélios for eyewear

​Like Fendi in July, Givenchy too has decided to leave Safilo and develop its eyewear with Thélios, the joint-venture company created by the French label’s owner LVMH with Italian producer Marcolin.
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​Fix UK’s ‘broken’ business rates system or many more stores will shut - BRC

​Fix UK’s ‘broken’ business rates system or many more stores will shut - BRC

Britain’s “broken” business rates system needs urgent reform otherwise over 80% of bricks-and-mortar retailers could permanently close stores, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warns.
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Northern Fashion Week announced for next july

Northern Fashion Week announced for next july

​Providing an “essential” spotlight on the region’s “vast opportunities”, Northern Fashion Week will debut next summer in the UK. Taking place 4-9 July 2022, the main event will be staged 7-9 July at Manchester Central.
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Hotter nabs John Lewis listing as online strategy advances

Hotter nabs John Lewis listing as online strategy advances

Hotter shoes continues to reshape itself and on Monday said it has secured “a prestigious partnership” with John Lewis as part of its online strategy.
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LFW: Erdem in Bloomsbury; Roland Mouret in Greece

LFW: Erdem in Bloomsbury; Roland Mouret in Greece

The weekend’s key show in London Fashion Week was by Erdem, where the designer was inspired by his new neighborhood Bloomsbury and two of its legendary eccentrics, Dame Edith Sitwell and Lady Ottoline Morrell.
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Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

South London outlet mall Icon Outlet at The O2 said sales during August reached record levels compared to the pre-pandemic period in 2019. Sales rose by 24%, average transaction value grew 11%, and footfall rose 10%.
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Casualisation not the end of the road for office suits says Charles Tyrwhitt study

Casualisation not the end of the road for office suits says Charles Tyrwhitt study

Office dress codes may be more casual post-pandemic, but men still need to invest in smart suits for business. That could be good news for menswear as it means men need to buy a wider variety of clothing.
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Sainsbury's aims to grow sales via personalised loyalty discounts

Sainsbury's aims to grow sales via personalised loyalty discounts

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s — owner of the Tu Clothing brand — is aiming to drive sales higher by offering regular shoppers who have a Nectar loyalty card personalised discounts “on Sainsbury’s products and groceries”.
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Queen to open experiential Carnaby store, features fashion collabs

Queen to open experiential Carnaby store, features fashion collabs

First it was a Rolling Stones store, now mega-band Queen is to open a space on Carnaby Street with an experiential pop-up shop celebrating five decades of its music and featuring fashion collabs, among other items.
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Nordstrom debuts Levi’s pop-up

Nordstrom debuts Levi’s pop-up

Nordstrom has unveiled a new pop-up experience introducing the world of Levi’s through the lens of three inspired designers that showcase denim as a canvas for endless possibilities.   
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Chico's FAS names new chief financial officer

Chico's FAS names new chief financial officer

Fort Myers, Florida-based womenswear retailer Chico’s FAS announced on Friday the appointment of Patrick J. Guido as chief financial officer. 
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Shanghai encourages 'duty-free economy' as part of consumer push

Shanghai encourages 'duty-free economy' as part of consumer push

The Shanghai government will support companies applying for approval to sell duty-free goods, and encourage duty-free shops to be set up at airports, hotels, malls and other commercial venues, municipal authorities said.
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