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Diesel continues to fight counterfeiting

Diesel continues to fight counterfeiting

In 2019, the leading label of Renzo Rosso’s OTB group undertook several initiatives in its constant effort to protect its intellectual property rights, halting the production and sale of counterfeit Diesel products.
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Zalando launches exclusive capsule collection with sustainability focus

Zalando launches exclusive capsule collection with sustainability focus

Zalando has linked up with nine Nordic brands for the spring season to “develop an exclusive, more sustainable womenswear collection” called Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando.
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Seasalt Christmas sales are strong at home and abroad

Seasalt Christmas sales are strong at home and abroad

Cornish fashion lifestyle label Seasalt said its Christmas and New Year trading was “positive” as both its stores and its webstore saw strong growth. 
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UK retail weak again says CBI, but department stores up in clearance month

UK retail weak again says CBI, but department stores up in clearance month

UK retail sales ended last year badly and they seem to have started this year in just the same way, with no let-up expected in February either. Sales volumes were flat year-on-year for the third consecutive month.
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Ted Baker boosts top team, names Jennifer Roebuck Chief Customer Officer

Ted Baker boosts top team, names Jennifer Roebuck Chief Customer Officer

Feel Unique's CMO is moving to Ted Baker in a new role with Jennifer Roebuck, who's already a non-exec director at the fashion retailer, tasked with developing a customer and digital strategy.
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SMCP sees Q4 uptick, new stores drive 2019 growth

SMCP sees Q4 uptick, new stores drive 2019 growth

French premium fashion group SMCP continues to outperform the market and on Wednesday, its Q4 and full-year sales figures showed just how strong it is, even though it has had to deal with some major headwinds.
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Cédric Charbit named as mentor of 31st edition of ANDAM

Cédric Charbit named as mentor of 31st edition of ANDAM

The fashion competition dedicated to young design has named the CEO of Balenciaga as its designated mentor for its 31st edition. Charbit takes over from OTB's Renzo Rosso in the role.
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Hudson's Bay begins anniversary celebrations with reissued collection

Hudson's Bay begins anniversary celebrations with reissued collection

Hudson's Bay Company is ready to commemorate its 350th anniversary and is kicking off the celebrations with the launch of a series of limited-edition point blanket colourways, inspired by previous decades.
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Naomi Watanabe named new face of Kate Spade New York

Naomi Watanabe named new face of Kate Spade New York

Watanabe, who will star in Kate Spade's Spring 2020 handbag campaign, earned the crown as Japan's most followed person on Instagram in 2019, with a current follower count of 9 million. 
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Ebay forecast disappoints amid competition from Amazon, Walmart

Ebay forecast disappoints amid competition from Amazon, Walmart

Ebay Inc forecast first-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates on Tuesday, as the e-commerce company faces fierce competition from Amazon.com Inc and Walmart Inc.
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Sustainability and diversity shape conversation around fashion weeks

Sustainability and diversity shape conversation around fashion weeks

According to data analytics firm Launchmetrics, sustainability and diversity are two of the biggest themes currently driving the changing conversation around fashion weeks, as formats and front rows continue to evolve.
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J.Crew names former Victoria’s Secret boss as new CEO

J.Crew names former Victoria’s Secret boss as new CEO

The struggling fashion retailer announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Jan Singer as its new CEO. Having most recently led Victoria’s Secret, Singer brings over 25 years of experience to her new role.
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ISPO to focus on social issues next summer

ISPO to focus on social issues next summer

The sports trade show in Munich has announced that a Nobel Peace Prize will be featured during the next ISPO Outdoor event, which will take place between June 28 and July 1, and whose focus will be social issues.
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Does fashion still make sense?

Does fashion still make sense?

While fashion weeks come to an end along with the imploding calendars they bring, some labels have questioned the future of this system and the industy's predilection for overproduction and hyper-consumerism. 
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Canada's fashion industry hopes for royal boost with arrival of Harry and Meghan

Canada's fashion industry hopes for royal boost with arrival of Harry and Meghan

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's move to Canada could boost its C$30.6 billion (£17.9 billion) fashion industry, experts say, by putting the spotlight on local brands.
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John Lewis sales down 2.5% in last ever weekly update

John Lewis sales down 2.5% in last ever weekly update

John Lewis has announced it will stop providing weekly sales figures amid wider business changes, but not before revealing a 2.5% decline in sales for the seven days to 25 January.
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