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Lancôme USA names Rosalía as new face

Lancôme USA names Rosalía as new face

Lancôme USA announced on Friday a new partnership with Grammy and eight-time Latin Grammy-Award winning recording artist Rosalía for the brand's 'La Vie Est Belle' fragrance. 
Beauty
MySale rejects Frasers Group bid, chairman quits

MySale rejects Frasers Group bid, chairman quits

Frasers Group's bid to buy MySale has been rejected. The Australian online flash sales fashion platform said it considered last month's offer to be neither “fair” nor “reasonable”.
Fashion
August UK retail sales: clothing dips, official stats shows impact of inflation

August UK retail sales: clothing dips, official stats shows impact of inflation

​UK retail sales volumes fell by 1.6% in August compared to July, continuing a downward trend that started in 2021. In recent months, rising prices and their impact on the cost of living have been hurting sales.
Fashion
Maesa appoints ex-Unilever executive Piyush Jain as CEO

Maesa appoints ex-Unilever executive Piyush Jain as CEO

International cosmetics brand incubator Maesa has recently appointed Piyush Jain, a former Unilever executive and an expert in the personal care sector, as CEO.
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British Vogue has solo man on cover for first time as Chalamet stars

British Vogue has solo man on cover for first time as Chalamet stars

​British Vogue’s cover star for its October issue is Timothée Chalamet, making it the first time in the magazine’s more than a century of history that it has had a solo man on the cover.
Luxury
UK consumer confidence turns negative

UK consumer confidence turns negative

UK consumer confidence has hit another low with the kind of fall not seen since the start of the pandemic, a new survey has shown.
Fashion
Mytheresa makes strides in Q4, will "remain agile" in face of volatile backdrop

Mytheresa makes strides in Q4, will "remain agile" in face of volatile backdrop

​Mytheresa’s Q4 and full-year results on Thursday showed accelerating growth in the final quarter of its financial year which meant general merchandise value (GMV) growth of 21.3% for the full 12 months.
Luxury
John Lewis swings to loss but says fashion is star category

John Lewis swings to loss but says fashion is star category

​John Lewis’s half-year results for the period to the end of July saw the John Lewis and Waitrose owner making a loss before tax and exceptional items of £92 million, compared to a profit of £69 million a year ago.
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THG hails progress despite investment meaning wider operating loss

THG hails progress despite investment meaning wider operating loss

​British e-tail giant THG announced interim results on Thursday and talked of “substantial progress” in H1 as it continued to build “a strong, sustainable global platform supporting THG brands and Ingenuity clients”. 
Fashion
Alarm sounds over Quintessentially's future as auditor raises second "going concern" warning - report

Alarm sounds over Quintessentially's future as auditor raises second "going concern" warning - report

Concerns over the future of Quintessentially grow as auditors for the luxury members-only concierge service fear takeover talks are getting nowhere with BDO issuing a second "going concern" warning.
Luxury
Who What Wear and Marie Claire owner to hit profits target on rising audiences

Who What Wear and Marie Claire owner to hit profits target on rising audiences

British media platform Future said Wednesday it was encouraged by its climbing audience numbers and expects full-year results to 30 September to hit the top end of expectations at around £271 million.
Fashion
L'Oréal invests in Chinese fragrance brand Documents

L'Oréal invests in Chinese fragrance brand Documents

L'Oréal China has just acquired a minority stake in Chinese fragrance brand Documents, which launched in 2021 and is already a favorite of China’s Gen Z.
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UK consumer price inflation dips, but fashion prices still rising fast

UK consumer price inflation dips, but fashion prices still rising fast

​UK consumer price inflation eased somewhat in August. But while it dipped from the double-digit levels seen recently, it's still stubbornly high. And fashion prices continue to rise.
Fashion
Inditex powers ahead in first half, early H2 sales stay positive

Inditex powers ahead in first half, early H2 sales stay positive

​Inditex reported its first-half results on Wednesday and once again showed why it’s such a hugely successful fashion retail giant. It saw a “very strong operating performance” with sales and profits at “historic highs”.
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Clarins appoints Nicolas Prieur as general manager of Clarins France

Clarins appoints Nicolas Prieur as general manager of Clarins France

Nicolas Prieur, who has been with the Clarins group since 2008, has been appointed general manager of Clarins France, taking over from Henri du Masle.
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Felixstowe port workers plan second eight-day strike

Felixstowe port workers plan second eight-day strike

The next wave of UK port strikes is on the horizon, adding another layer of concerns for retailers in the run up to the Christmas trading period. Felixstowe is under the threat of a second eight-day strike this month..
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