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Luxury spend within China to soar says Boston Consulting

Luxury spend within China to soar says Boston Consulting

​As luxury reels from the effects of the pandemic as much as other sectors, there’s some good news in that Chinese demand for luxury goods is predicted to grow as much as 30% this year.
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UK retail in shock as government to end tax-free shopping for non-EU tourists

UK retail in shock as government to end tax-free shopping for non-EU tourists

The UK government is being urged to reconsider its decision to almost completely opt out of tax-free shopping at the end of the year with retailers and the bodies that represent them saying it would be a catastrophe.
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Watchmaker Maurice de Mauriac has a mechanism to avoid supply crunch

Watchmaker Maurice de Mauriac has a mechanism to avoid supply crunch

Swiss watchmaker Maurice de Mauriac is confident it can find a new supplier for watch mechanisms to maintain production as it battles an industry-wide drop in demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Few designers in London today pack as much punch and panache as Edward Crutchley, whose latest collection was an ode to a beautifully histrionic Yakuza gangster film, and all the better for that.
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Arkadiusz Likus on creating Poland’s most fashionable shopping destination

Arkadiusz Likus on creating Poland’s most fashionable shopping destination

A decade ago, Arkadiusz Likus opened Vitkac, realizing a dream – launching Warsaw’s one and only truly fashionable department store. And he honed his game plan from a famed fashion executive, the late Yves Carcelle.
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Farfetch unveils major global campaign as its gets new look

Farfetch unveils major global campaign as its gets new look

​Luxury e-tailer Farfetch has unveiled a new global marketing drive alongside a new brand identity. Its diverse global campaign takes in new and traditional media.
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Apple kicks off critical holiday season with watch that monitors blood oxygen

Apple kicks off critical holiday season with watch that monitors blood oxygen

Apple Inc on Tuesday introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen and starts at $399, kicking off a fall product lineup for a holiday shopping season that will be unlike any other due to Covid-19.
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Anna Sui’s cool country living at its best

Anna Sui’s cool country living at its best

When many women finally get their wish post-Covid to spend half their lives in the charm of the countryside with all sorts of witty and stylish pals, Anna Sui’s latest collection is what many of them will be wearing.
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Amazon makes new upscale move with 'Luxury Stores'

Amazon makes new upscale move with 'Luxury Stores'

Amazon unveiled plans Tuesday for a new online luxury "shopping experience" that will seek to connect well-heeled consumers and high-end brands.
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Matchesfashion names new COO from Amazon

Matchesfashion names new COO from Amazon

​Matchesfashion has announced two major changes to its leadership team with the appointment of a new chief operating officer and a finance chief.
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Mr Porter launches latest Kingsman collab as delayed movie prepares to debut

Mr Porter launches latest Kingsman collab as delayed movie prepares to debut

​As the world tries to get back to normal despite the risk of a Covid-19 second wave, delayed movies are now being released and product tie-ins, including one for the latest in the Kingsman series, are debuting.
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Courrèges names Nicolas Di Felice new Artistic Director

Courrèges names Nicolas Di Felice new Artistic Director

Courrèges, a brand controlled by Artemis, the Pinault family investment arm, announced Thursday the appointment of Nicolas Di Felice as the house’s new Artistic Director, effective today.
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LVMH’s Guiony insists that ministerial decision makes pulling out of Tiffany deal a fait accompli

LVMH’s Guiony insists that ministerial decision makes pulling out of Tiffany deal a fait accompli

LVMH insisted Tuesday that its decision to pull out of the agreement to buy Tiffany, its biggest ever acquisition, was simply due to a letter from the French ministry instructing it to delay its $16.2 billion takeover.
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Online video: will Facebook Watch eventually rival YouTube?

Online video: will Facebook Watch eventually rival YouTube?

Launched in late 2017, Facebook Watch's dedicated video tab has now attracted 1.25 billion users per month. It is a figure that may soon be comparable to the statistic for YouTube.
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Kering Swiss watch brands cut staff by 25% after pandemic hits sales

Kering Swiss watch brands cut staff by 25% after pandemic hits sales

Kering-owned Swiss watch brands Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux said on Monday they were cutting about 100 jobs, or a quarter of their total workforce, after sales were hit by the coronavirus crisis.
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Paris Fashion Week schedule unveiled, with 88 events

Paris Fashion Week schedule unveiled, with 88 events

Paris Fashion Week has unveiled the schedule for the city’s next runway season, with a healthy 88 events listed on the official program, underlining the continued drawing power of the city as a "show" location.
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