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Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
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Nordstrom sales beat on off-price clothing channel, online strength

Nordstrom sales beat on off-price clothing channel, online strength

Nordstrom Inc on Tuesday reported better-than-expected revenue for the holiday quarter, aided by a rise in e-commerce sales and growth in its off-price business, Rack.
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Matchesfashion CEO is out, Chiquet steps up for now

Matchesfashion CEO is out, Chiquet steps up for now

​Matchesfashion's CEO of just a year has stepped down with immediate effect. Ajay Kavan has left the firm and director Maureen Chiquet has taken on the role of executive chairwoman as the company looks for a new leader.
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Kering takes stake in Vestiaire Collective

Kering takes stake in Vestiaire Collective

​If anybody needed confirmation of how important fashion resale has become, it came on Monday with the announcement by France’s Vestiaire Collective of a new €178m financing round backed by Kering, among others.
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Selfridges sales were rising but pandemic meant huge challenges for retailer

Selfridges sales were rising but pandemic meant huge challenges for retailer

​Selfridges had already flagged the fact that its sales rose and its net profits fell in the year to February 2020, but it has now officially filed its annual results and the full extent of that performance can be seen.
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Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Like many other online fashion retailers, Farfetch saw soaring demand last year and said on Thursday that its 2020 gross merchandise value topped $3bn, up 49% year-on-year. Meanwhile revenue rose 64% to $1.7bn.
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Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

One of the great retailing experts, Helen Lambert, talks with Godfrey Deeny about what's next in e-tailing and what's up with her latest project, online wholesale platform Style Pulse, in our latest podcast.
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London fashion Week hits Korea in link with BoonTheShop

London fashion Week hits Korea in link with BoonTheShop

London Fashion Week is linking up with BoonTheShop to target the South Korean market and is showcasing 11 British designers to coincide with the digital fashion week that’s running until February 23.
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​Chanel opens temporary watch and jewelry boutique on rue de la Paix

​Chanel opens temporary watch and jewelry boutique on rue de la Paix

Chanel has opened a new temporary watch and jewelry boutique on rue de la Paix, the nerve center of high-end jewelry in Paris, as its nearby flagship at 18 Place Vendôme undergoes renovation.
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BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund unveils 2021 shortlist

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund unveils 2021 shortlist

The British Fashion Council has revealed the names on the shortlist for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2021 with a selection of relatively-well-known and lower-profile designers making the grade.
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Gucci sales fall in Q4, but Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent are on a roll

Gucci sales fall in Q4, but Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent are on a roll

​Sales at Kering's leading brand, Gucci, suffered a bigger-than-expected drop in Q4 as Covid continued to dent luxury shopping and crimp tourist spending in particular.
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Net-A-Porter launches widgets to boost UX on Apple devices

Net-A-Porter launches widgets to boost UX on Apple devices

​YNAP’s Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter luxury e-tailers have launched new widgets for iPhone and iPad users, that allow customers “to preview and directly access the What’s New pages for both stores from their home screen”.
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New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

No one could fault the latest crop of designer showing, in New York, for effort. In a busy Monday, with almost 30 collections, their arty videos and polished ideas were a reminder of how hard  people have been working.
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Jason Wu and Imitation of Christ open New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu and Imitation of Christ open New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu opened this month’s New York Fashion Week on the Sunday night of Valentine’s Day, with a nostalgic ode to Coca Cola capitalism. Imitation of Christ followed him with pure whimsicality.
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Opening Ceremony: Humberto and Carol on going to the mattresses

Opening Ceremony: Humberto and Carol on going to the mattresses

Opening Ceremony may have closed down its destination boutique in Soho last spring, but the brand is very much alive and kicking, as the latest collection from its founders – Carol Lim and Humberto Leon - trumpets.
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UK retailers are expecting lockdown Valentine's sales boost

UK retailers are expecting lockdown Valentine's sales boost

​Physical shops may be closed, but 52% of UK retailers are offering products specifically for Valentine’s Day. And 41% are expecting the event to give them a sales boost with average expectations of a 26% increase.
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