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Safilo enjoys good Q1 as e-tail and new brands shine

Safilo enjoys good Q1 as e-tail and new brands shine

​Eyewear giant Safilo has reported that sales in the first quarter rose 20% at constant exchange rates to reach €251.4 million. Online sales, new licenses and the US and China all boosted the company.
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Safilo bags five-year DSquared2 eyewear deal

Safilo bags five-year DSquared2 eyewear deal

​Safilo announced on Tuesday that it has struck a global eyewear license deal with the DSquared2 label with the company to make eyewear for Dean and Dan Caten’s brand for the next five years.
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The Kooples in eyewear debut via Retrosuperfuture deal

The Kooples in eyewear debut via Retrosuperfuture deal

​French premium fashion retailer The Kooples has entered the eyewear segment for the first time in a music-inspired link-up with Italy’s Retrosuperfuture.
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Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Shoe designer Maya Lakis has teamed up with her good friend Melanie Huynh, the noted stylist and founder of beauty brand Holidermie, to create a capsule boot collection for a Cambodian girls' charity.
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French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode confirmed Friday that it is planning to host live catwalk shows in Paris this summer, during the upcoming menswear season in June.
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Online share of retail sales jumps to 19% amid lockdowns - U.N.

Online share of retail sales jumps to 19% amid lockdowns - U.N.

Online sales accounted for nearly a fifth of total retail turnover last year as lockdowns to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic fuelled a boom in e-commerce, a United Nations study released on Monday showed.
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Inspecs says Q1 trading is "strong"

Inspecs says Q1 trading is "strong"

​Eyewear specialist Inspecs issued a trading update on Thursday and said that trading in the three months to March 31 was buoyant.
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Harrods opens second H Beauty store with super-sized Milton Keynes debut

Harrods opens second H Beauty store with super-sized Milton Keynes debut

Harrods has unveiled the 29,000 sq ft store at Centre:mk with a massive mix of premium and luxury brands and experiences that it says "bring the magic of Harrods Beauty to Milton Keynes".
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Hilfiger plans third new store after Scotland comeback

Hilfiger plans third new store after Scotland comeback

Forget opening two new stores to mark a return to Scotland. Tommy Hilfiger has now upped that to three, all of them opening between now and June.
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Warby Parker reportedly plans IPO

Warby Parker reportedly plans IPO

Trendy prescription eyewear brand Warby Parker is the latest retailer to jump on the red hot initial public offering market.
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Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
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Kohl's settles with activist group, adds three new directors

Kohl's settles with activist group, adds three new directors

Department store chain Kohl’s Corp said on Wednesday it has reached a deal with a group of activist investors to avoid a proxy fight, agreeing to add two of the group’s nominees to its board as independent directors.
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EssilorLuxottica bid target GrandVision to sell off Chilean operations

EssilorLuxottica bid target GrandVision to sell off Chilean operations

EssilorLuxottica said on Monday Dutch eyewear group GrandVision - which the French-Italian spectacles maker is attempting to buy - has agreed to sell its Chile units to the main shareholder HAL Trust.
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Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

They’re back! Shoppers were out in full force up and down the high streets and shopping centres of England and Wales for the grand reopening of non-essential retail on Monday (12 April).
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EssiLux loses court appeal against takeover target GrandVision

EssiLux loses court appeal against takeover target GrandVision

Spectacles maker EssilorLuxottica on Tuesday lost an appeal in its court battle with takeover target GrandVision, removing a possible hurdle for the 7.2 billion euro ($8.5 billion) deal.
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AllSaints makes Dubai Mall debut

AllSaints makes Dubai Mall debut

UK fashion brand AllSaints has opened a second store in Dubai. The latest, opened this week, is an 1,800 sq ft ground floor space in the Dubai Mall, billed as the world’s biggest shopping centre.
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