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Love Island links with eBay for more sustainable approach to fashion

Love Island links with eBay for more sustainable approach to fashion

​In an interesting development, the new series of hit TV show Love Island sees it partnering with eBay UK to dress contestants in pre-owned clothes rather than the fast fashion that's the staple fare of the show.
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Ted Baker selects preferred bidder, Sycamore drops out

Ted Baker selects preferred bidder, Sycamore drops out

​The process to take over Ted Baker is continuing with the UK retailer on Monday announcing that it has selected a preferred bidder. But it didn’t say who that is.
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Gymshark shrugs off pandemic to file strong results

Gymshark shrugs off pandemic to file strong results

​Fast-growing sportswear company Gymshark has filed its accounts for the year to July 31, 2021 and they showed the business continuing to prosper even in a difficult time hit by lockdowns and weak consumer sentiment. 
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Foot Locker Q1 profits rise as sales inch forward

Foot Locker Q1 profits rise as sales inch forward

Foot Locker announced on Friday revenues for the first quarter inched forward 1%, partially offset by a 2% decline in comparable sales, as the footwear retailer recorded an uptick in profit for the three months.  
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Ebay opens first sneaker store in L.A.

Ebay opens first sneaker store in L.A.

Ebay announced on Friday that it is setting up shop in Los Angeles for the opening of its first-ever sneaker store.
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Deckers posts stellar full year on strong Q4, head of performance lifestyle departs

Deckers posts stellar full year on strong Q4, head of performance lifestyle departs

Deckers Brands announced on Thursday revenues for the fiscal year 2022 increased 28%, on the back a strong fourth quarter which saw sales at the U.S. footwear group surge by more than 30%. 
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Havaianas strong performance in Q1 driven by new store openings

Havaianas strong performance in Q1 driven by new store openings

Havaianas' sales outside Brazil increased by 17% in the first quarter of 2022. Its strong performance was driven by the expansion of its network of mono-brand stores outside its domestic market.
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VF Corp full year revenues, profit dampened by fourth-quarter slowdown

VF Corp full year revenues, profit dampened by fourth-quarter slowdown

VF Corporation announced on Thursday revenues for the fiscal year 2022 surged 28%, despite a slowdown in fourth quarter revenues, hindered by sales lags in its Asia-Pacific market. 
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M&S to move into new Lakeside flagship, takes ex-Debenhams space

M&S to move into new Lakeside flagship, takes ex-Debenhams space

M&S is continuing to open statement new stores as the UK retail giant enjoys a turnaround in its fortunes. It’s set to take over another former Debenhams site, at the Lakeside mall in Essex.
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ASOS chairman Dyson takes same job at Currys, but stays with ASOS for now

ASOS chairman Dyson takes same job at Currys, but stays with ASOS for now

ASOS Chairman as Ian Dyson is to take up the same post at electricals retailer Currys. He'll remain with ASOS for now and the firm will replace him once it has appointed a new CEO, with its CEO search still under way.
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Hirestreet and My Wardrobe HQ announce new brands on their platforms

Hirestreet and My Wardrobe HQ announce new brands on their platforms

​Rental platforms are continuing to expand their branded offers with Hirestreet saying this week that it has added Miss Pap and Little Mistress to its line-up in time for summer events season.
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British brand Pip & Henry aims to create expandable shoes

British brand Pip & Henry aims to create expandable shoes

UK-based Pip & Henry is currently working on an expandable shoe system. The project, which has just received a £250,000 boost, aims to reduce the waste inherent in children's fashion.
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Private equity firm buys luxe retailer Hervia, has big growth plans

Private equity firm buys luxe retailer Hervia, has big growth plans

​Luxury retailer Hervia has been acquired by Parabellum — the private equity operation controlled by Rami Cassis — for an undisclosed sum, marking its first move outside of B2B investments and into luxe fashion.
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N Brown upbeat as strategic brands focus pays off

N Brown upbeat as strategic brands focus pays off

​Battered N Brown group saw its share price rising early on Wednesday on the announcement of a new sub-brand being launched by the company and also its full-year results update.
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Lvir inaugurates its men's counterpart, Le Vin at Row DTLA

Lvir inaugurates its men's counterpart, Le Vin at Row DTLA

LA shopping district The Row DTLA has witnessed the opening of the Le Vin shop, the men's counterpart of Korean brand Lvir. Designed by Benji Huang, Le Vin puts a pure and modern spin on men’s basics. 
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Itochu acquires marketing, license rights to Reebok in Japan

Itochu acquires marketing, license rights to Reebok in Japan

Trading house Itochu has entered into an agreement with Authentic Brands Group for the rights to distribute, market and license Reebok in Japan. 
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