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The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
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Cocoon launches first-ever pop-up at Harvey Nichols

Cocoon launches first-ever pop-up at Harvey Nichols

​Luxury handbag subscription rental service Cocoon has announced its first ever pop-up shop with a debut at Harvey Nichols in London’s Knightsbridge. 
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The big office comeback sees beige, oversized blazers, chunky loafers as key

The big office comeback sees beige, oversized blazers, chunky loafers as key

​There's been a debate around whether consumers will return to traditional office clothing after having worked from home in comfy loungewear, and current shop and search behaviour is giving us plenty of clues. 
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UK e-shoppers browsing but not buying, yet fashion is buoyant - report

UK e-shoppers browsing but not buying, yet fashion is buoyant - report

​UK shoppers are browsing online but not buying, the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index showed on Thursday. But at least they still seem to be focused on fashion with the category staying strong
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Free pop-up space to house fashion designers on Oxford Street

Free pop-up space to house fashion designers on Oxford Street

​A former New Look flagship store on Oxford street is set to house fashion labels for free as Westminster Council invests in the revival of what was London’s and Europe’s premier shopping street pre-pandemic.
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Fast Retailing bounces back as Uniqlo and Theory improve

Fast Retailing bounces back as Uniqlo and Theory improve

Japanese giant Fast Retailing has reported operating profit above analysts’ expectations and expects the figure to climb further in the year ahead.
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Pepco powers ahead in latest year, despite pandemic impact

Pepco powers ahead in latest year, despite pandemic impact

​European budget-focused retailer Pepco Group has reported a strong annual revenue rise and forecast profits at the upper end of market expectations.
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ALB buys Nottingham properties, aims for Carnaby Street-style development

ALB buys Nottingham properties, aims for Carnaby Street-style development

​A property firm is aiming to create “the Carnaby Street of Nottingham” after buying empty retail units in what was once a thriving part of the city centre.
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JD Sports to open upsized Colchester flagship

JD Sports to open upsized Colchester flagship

JD Sports continues to focus on new stores and CBRE Investment Management has signed it up to a new, upsized flagship store at “Colchester’s premier shopping destination", Lion Walk. It will open this month.
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Gymshark mulls London stock market listing

Gymshark mulls London stock market listing

​The founder of Gymshark is reportedly preparing for a stock market float in London as the lifestyle-to-performance sportswear firm continues to grow fast.
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Shoe Zone back in profit despite sales fall, digital is key

Shoe Zone back in profit despite sales fall, digital is key

​Value-focused footwear retailer Shoe Zone's unaudited full-year results on Wednesday showed lower revenue, but a return to profit and digital turnover soaring.
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Swimwear was big, TV key fashion influencer in last year - John Lewis report

Swimwear was big, TV key fashion influencer in last year - John Lewis report

​The latest edition of John Lewis’s annual lifestyle report, Shop, Live, Look 2021, shows UK consumers adapting to lockdowns and more hours spent watching TV influenced fashion choices.
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Timberland launches Europe-wide youth eco campaign, focuses on communities

Timberland launches Europe-wide youth eco campaign, focuses on communities

​Outdoor brand Timberland has launched a new Europe-wide campaign featuring “four leading advocates to champion communities and create a better future”.
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UK retail sales growth weakened in September

UK retail sales growth weakened in September

Clothing spend rose last month but the UK retail sector remains on a knife-edge with consumer confidence weak and supply chain issues a big worry, the monthly Barclaycard and BRC reports showed on Tuesday.
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Clarks losses widened as sales plunged last year

Clarks losses widened as sales plunged last year

Clarks had a tough time of it last year, as did many others in the footwear sector. Sales plummeted and its losses in the 12 months to January 2021 grew. But the firm is upbeat about the future under its new ownership.
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French Connection recovery begins, sells more full-price product

French Connection recovery begins, sells more full-price product

​French Connection on Tuesday released what we assume will be its last set of results before it’s sold, and they showed the start of a recovery. But its performance is still far from its glory days earlier this century.
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