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LVMH awards 40 virtuoso artisans its Métier d’Excellence award

LVMH awards 40 virtuoso artisans its Métier d’Excellence award

Praising them as “the beating heart” LVMH’s CEO Bernard Arnault celebrated, at a distance, the latest virtuoso artisans to win the luxury conglomerate’s Métier d’Excellence award on Wednesday.
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Primark to invest 100 million euros and create 1,000 jobs in Spain in the next two years

Primark to invest 100 million euros and create 1,000 jobs in Spain in the next two years

80 million euros will be invested to build new stores and enlarge an existing one, while the remaining 20 million euros will be used to improve and renovate other Primark stores.
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Boohoo defends working conditions at its Burnley site

Boohoo defends working conditions at its Burnley site

As The Times launched a controversy over working conditions at Boohoo's Burnley logistics center, the brand is challenging the newspaper's allegations on the basis of documented, quantified evidence.
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Jodie Turner-Smith will host Fashion Awards

Jodie Turner-Smith will host Fashion Awards

​British and Jamaican actress and activist Jodie Turner-Smith will host the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards event next month, the BFC said on Tuesday.
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Rolling Stones want to exit Shein deal over labour abuse claims

Rolling Stones want to exit Shein deal over labour abuse claims

​Rock legends The Rolling Stones may have only just launched a collection in a collaboration with fast-fashion retailer Shein, but they’re apparently keen to terminate their licensing deal with the Chinese business.
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Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

When a company’s results statement opens with an upbeat message, what generally follows is news of a business on the rise. And London-centric property giant Shaftesbury is no exception, judging by its year-end results.
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N Brown starts CFO search as Rachel Izzard steps down

N Brown starts CFO search as Rachel Izzard steps down

As a proclaimed “top 10 UK clothing and footwear digital retailer”, N Brown should have little difficulty in attracting a new CFO. The vacancy comes as Rachel Izzard has notified the board of her intention to step down.
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H&M opens revamped Merry Hill store, adds kidswear to the mix

H&M opens revamped Merry Hill store, adds kidswear to the mix

​H&M is continuing the upgrade programme for its key UK stores with Sovereign Centros on Tuesday announcing that the brand has relaunched at the major Merry Hill mall near Dudley in the Midlands.
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Matalan commercial chief exits - report

Matalan commercial chief exits - report

Matalan has reportedly made its chief commercial officer redundant with James Brown stepping down from his board-level role with immediate effect.
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Wolford: Ralf Polito to succeed Paul Kotrba as director of operations

Wolford: Ralf Polito to succeed Paul Kotrba as director of operations

From July 1, 2023, Ralf Polito will be in charge of the supply chain and production, and will run the company jointly with Silvia Azzali. He most recently worked for shirt brand Eterna.
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La Perla links with ISA for global swimwear licensing deal

La Perla links with ISA for global swimwear licensing deal

​La Perla Global Management (UK) and ISA SpA have announced the signing of a new license agreement for the development, manufacturing, and worldwide distribution of women’s swimwear products for the La Perla brand. 
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Dark days ahead as retailer gloom deepens, says CBI survey

Dark days ahead as retailer gloom deepens, says CBI survey

​Black Friday’s better-than-expected sales boost may have grabbed the headlines in recent days, but overall, the retail outlook has “darkened in November”. That's according to the new CBI distributive trades survey.
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Denim Première Vision show records high turnout in Milan

Denim Première Vision show records high turnout in Milan

For the first major Milanese post-Covid edition, the denim trade event recorded a high turnout, showcasing an array of sustainable innovations and devoting a specific section to jeans brands.
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Open for Vintage partners with Luxclusif for handbag buy-back option

Open for Vintage partners with Luxclusif for handbag buy-back option

​Open for Vintage (OFV) has unveiled a partnership with Farfetch-owned Luxclusif to power its new The Loop handbag buy-back service. It also comes with deeper ties to the Farfetch ecosystem via its new website upgrade.
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Miu Miu is 2022's top brand says Lyst; Diesel, Coperni, Birkenstock also score

Miu Miu is 2022's top brand says Lyst; Diesel, Coperni, Birkenstock also score

​With December looming, luxury fashion portal Lyst has been looking at the trends of 2022 and its Year in Fashion report has called out Miu Miu as the brand of the year.
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Patagonia sues Gap for copying 'iconic' flap pocket

Patagonia sues Gap for copying 'iconic' flap pocket

Patagonia Inc, the high-end outdoor clothing retailer, filed a lawsuit accusing Gap Inc of illegally copying the "iconic" snapped flap pocket it has used on fleece outerwear for more than three decades.  
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