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Nordstrom launches grant, new collections for Pride month

Nordstrom launches grant, new collections for Pride month

Nordstrom is celebrating Pride month with the introduction of several brands founded or designed by the LGBTQ+ community, as well as through a new grant. 
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Authentic Brands reportedly prepared to pay $1 billion for Reebok

Authentic Brands reportedly prepared to pay $1 billion for Reebok

Put up for sale by Adidas, Reebok has reportedly already attracted a bid of $1 billion from Authentic Brands Group, the owner of brands including Barney's, Juicy Couture, Nautica, Nine West and Frye.
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Amazon in talks to buy MGM movie studio

Amazon in talks to buy MGM movie studio

Amazon.com Inc is in talks to acquire the iconic U.S. movie studio MGM, The Information reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the matter.
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H&M begins placing orders in Myanmar again after pause in wake of coup

H&M begins placing orders in Myanmar again after pause in wake of coup

Swedish fashion retailer H&M said on Monday it was gradually beginning to place new orders again with its suppliers in Myanmar after a temporary pause following the military coup in the country in February.
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Going home: Covid sparks Chinese exodus from Italian textile town

Going home: Covid sparks Chinese exodus from Italian textile town

An unexpected victim of the coronavirus crisis is one of Italy's largest Chinese communities, now dwindling rapidly after more than 30 years of growth in a small town in Tuscany.
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Global luxury sales could return to pre-Covid levels this year, Bain says

Global luxury sales could return to pre-Covid levels this year, Bain says

The luxury goods sector could shrug off the hit from the coronavirus crisis as early as this year as Chinese and U.S. shoppers help sales recover to pre-pandemic levels, consultancy Bain said on Monday.
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Kim Kardashian's Skims launches in Harrods

Kim Kardashian's Skims launches in Harrods

Kim Kardashian West’s two-year-old Skims brand is widening its distribution in the UK. But it’s not moving outside of the luxury segment with the label launching in upscale department store Harrods.
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Vivobarefoot links with Oxygen project on issue of algae blooms

Vivobarefoot links with Oxygen project on issue of algae blooms

Vivobarefoot, the minimalist footwear business, has linked with Oxygen Project to highlight the issue of destructive algae blooms in bodies of water. And it has launched a shoe called Ultra Bloom made using algae.
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​UK high street footfall bounces back after poor Bank Holiday, London strong

​UK high street footfall bounces back after poor Bank Holiday, London strong

Footfall in UK retail destinations rose a modest 0.5% last week, despite continuing poor weather. ​And that albeit mildly positive number was driven by a stronger showing across high streets, particularly in London.
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UK shoppers to spend £40bn of lockdown savings - Bank of America study

UK shoppers to spend £40bn of lockdown savings - Bank of America study

There’s a heap of consumer cash waiting to be spent -- £40 billion to be precise. That’s the amount of lockdown savings Britons are only too willing to splurge in the post-Covid economic recovery, research has found.
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Hamnett and McDowell launch upcycled anti-Brexit collab

Hamnett and McDowell launch upcycled anti-Brexit collab

​Katharine Hamnett continues to take a campaigning stance through her work and has just launched a collection on her webstore in a link with designer and fashion reimagined specialist Patrick McDowell. 
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M&S reopens fitting rooms as UK lockdown eases further

M&S reopens fitting rooms as UK lockdown eases further

M&S is taking some more key steps on Monday as it reopens its UK fitting rooms and its cafes. The move should add to the appeal of physical shopping and boost dwell time.
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British shoppers will spend with "deserving" brands - study

British shoppers will spend with "deserving" brands - study

​UK shoppers are increasingly choosing to spend their money with brands depending on how much they think those brands deserve their patronage, a new study shows.
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ROI retail reopens, UK going-out categories could rise on latest lockdown easing

ROI retail reopens, UK going-out categories could rise on latest lockdown easing

​Non-essential stores in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) reopened on Monday with expectations of heavy demand after more than four months of being closed. 
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London Fashion Week digital-first dates and line-up unveiled

London Fashion Week digital-first dates and line-up unveiled

​The UK may be reopening, but the next London Fashion Week event will be digital-first again. It happens from June 12-14, a week before the final UK reopening date.
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China's industrial output growth slows in April, retail sales miss forecasts

China's industrial output growth slows in April, retail sales miss forecasts

China's factory output growth slowed in April from the jump seen in the previous month while retail sales missed analyst expectations, indicating more pressure on the recovery in consumption.
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