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Elie Saab links with UK's Astound and Shopify to launch new, improved D2C site

Elie Saab links with UK's Astound and Shopify to launch new, improved D2C site

​Luxury label Elie Saab has launched a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) transactional site, offering “a content-rich, immersive brand experience that recreates the VIP in-store customer journey virtually”.
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Malmö Designer Village planned for 2025 debut, to be Scandinavia's largest

Malmö Designer Village planned for 2025 debut, to be Scandinavia's largest

​Sweden is to host Scandinavia’s largest designer outlet village with the project’s first phase set to open in summer 2025 while phase two will follow in autumn 2027.
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Balenciaga planning launch of department dedicated to metaverse

Balenciaga planning launch of department dedicated to metaverse

Following an incursion into gaming last year, the Parisian label has announced plans to take a deep dive into the virtual world with the creation of a dedicated metaverse service. 
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Chanel unveils arty new boutique in Miami

Chanel unveils arty new boutique in Miami

The iconic French fashion house opened a new boutique in Miami’s Design District on Thursday, revealing a two-floor couture destination designed by architect and longtime brand collaborator Peter Marino.
Luxury
Celine unveils Drone 'n' Roll Baie des Anges spring collection in Nice

Celine unveils Drone 'n' Roll Baie des Anges spring collection in Nice

Celine’s creative director Hedi Slimane unveiled the house’s latest women’s collection on Friday afternoon, via a fast-action video shot entirely in the Baie des Anges, the huge bay of Nice.
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Frasers Group secures funding deal worth nearly £1bn

Frasers Group secures funding deal worth nearly £1bn

​Fast-expanding Frasers Group has secured nearly £1 billion in fresh funding, with the deal becoming the largest support package in the UK retail sector this year.
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Moncler expands Rome boutique, launches Palm Angels Genius collection

Moncler expands Rome boutique, launches Palm Angels Genius collection

​Moncler has marked the 10th anniversary of its presence in Rome with the expansion of its boutique in Piazza di Spagna. 
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Top 100 luxury companies generated $252 billion in 2020

Top 100 luxury companies generated $252 billion in 2020

Following a challenging year, Deloitte’s latest Global Powers of Luxury Goods report shows that the revenues generated by the world’s top 100 luxury companies dropped from $281 billion in 2019 to $252 billion in 2020.
Luxury
Joseph Altuzarra launches 'genderful' brand Altu

Joseph Altuzarra launches 'genderful' brand Altu

Joseph Altuzarra introduced on Thursday a new "genderful" brand, dubbed 'Altu', that aims to reimagine and challenge traditional notions of dress. 
Luxury
Zegna unveils new logo, launches techy Zegna Outdoor capsule collection

Zegna unveils new logo, launches techy Zegna Outdoor capsule collection

Zegna may have just celebrated its 110th anniversary, but this is one brand that keeps on evolving. On Friday, the Italian marque will launch a new collection, Zegna Outdoor Capsule, and also unveils a brand new logo.
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The RealReal reports 51% GMV increase in November

The RealReal reports 51% GMV increase in November

The luxury resale marketplace announced on Thursday that gross merchandise value on its platform totaled approximately $146 million in November, with growth driven by shopping holidays such as Black Friday.
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Thailand's Central denies Selfridges buy after report says it won £4bn race for firm

Thailand's Central denies Selfridges buy after report says it won £4bn race for firm

Thailand’s Central Group has denied it’s in talks to buy Selfridges after it was reported globally that the firm will buy the business, perhaps as soon as this month.
Fashion
Designer Adolfo dies at 98

Designer Adolfo dies at 98

New-York based designer Adolfo Sardinia died at his Manhattan home on Saturday at age 98. 
Luxury
Luxury goods groups Hermes, Richemont enter blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index

Luxury goods groups Hermes, Richemont enter blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index

Luxury goods companies Hermes and Richemont won promotion on Wednesday to the blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 equity index, which could increase investment funds' demand for the stocks that have hit all-time highs.
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LFW's men's event won't happen in January, labels to join women's event again

LFW's men's event won't happen in January, labels to join women's event again

​The fashion events calendar is struggling to get back to some sort of normality as UK lockdowns end while the pandemic rumbles on, and the menswear edition of London Fashion Week is being affected by this.
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G-III tops guidance with 23% sales rise in third quarter

G-III tops guidance with 23% sales rise in third quarter

The parent company of brands including Donna Karan, DKNY and Sonia Rykiel has reported net sales of $1.02 billion for Q3, reflecting a 22.8% increase from $826.6 million in the same period in the previous year.
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