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New BFC IPF project inspired by Casely-Hayford, focus is black fashion, culture

New BFC IPF project inspired by Casely-Hayford, focus is black fashion, culture

​The British Fashion Council’s Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) has unveiled its second project, called The Missing Thread, in partnership with the Black Oriented Legacy Development Agency (BOLD). 
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John Lewis predicts 'homemade' Christmas, festive shopping is earlier than ever

John Lewis predicts 'homemade' Christmas, festive shopping is earlier than ever

​John Lewis has released a survey to show what Christmas shopping will be like this year and a key finding is that more people are shopping for gifts early. And many plan to make their own gifts this year too.
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Online to overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas - report

Online to overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas - report

​Online sales are set to overtake physical retail for the first time this Christmas, according to a new prediction from delivery specialist ParcelHero. The company said Britons should spend £39.41bn online this time.
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All change at the top for McArthurGlen's exec team

All change at the top for McArthurGlen's exec team

​Designer outlet malls giant McArthurGlen has announced some key changes in its executive team with its long-serving CEO taking a new role and two people replacing her.
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John Lewis gets green light to convert part of London flagship to offices

John Lewis gets green light to convert part of London flagship to offices

John Lewis has won the planning permission it wanted to allow it to convert almost half of its Oxford Street, London, flagship store into office space as part of its new strategy to return to sustainable profits. 
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Gucci back on top, heavy-soled boots and clogs are key in Q3 Lyst Index

Gucci back on top, heavy-soled boots and clogs are key in Q3 Lyst Index

Gucci returned to the world's hottest brand position in the latest ranking, while Nike, Prada, Jacquemus, Telfar and Marine Serre has good quarters and Adidas's face mask made the men's top 10 list.
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Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet has thrived during the pandemic with the result that the online marketplace for small businesses is reportedly considering a sale to private equity or a trade bidder.
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Tiffany, LVMH in indirect talks to settle dispute over $16 billion deal

Tiffany, LVMH in indirect talks to settle dispute over $16 billion deal

U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co and French luxury goods giant LVMH are in indirect talks to settle their dispute over a $16 billion takeover deal, according to reports on Tuesday.
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Luxe site Cudoni secures £4.6m investor backing to support UK, overseas expansion

Luxe site Cudoni secures £4.6m investor backing to support UK, overseas expansion

​Premium online fashion platform Cudoni has secured £4.6 million backing from key international investors, claiming the amount is the largest ever raised for investment within a UK fashion resale business.
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Flannels plans 17-store opening spree as latest luxury unit debuts in Birmingham

Flannels plans 17-store opening spree as latest luxury unit debuts in Birmingham

​With more and more UK fashion store closures hitting the headlines, it’s refreshing news that Frasers Group’s luxury banner Flannels is continuing to open new stores as part of a major investment plan.
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Hedi Slimane reimagines his classic woman for Celine

Hedi Slimane reimagines his classic woman for Celine

Filmed in a Monaco stadium, Hedi Slimane unveiled his spring/ summer 2021 collection for Celine with a runway show that mixed bourgeoise-style silhouettes with sporty, casual looks straight out of American campuses.
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Compare Ethics raises funding to help identify sustainable businesses

Compare Ethics raises funding to help identify sustainable businesses

The ​London start-up has raised £0.5m “to power sustainable product verification” at a strong time for its business model after supply chain scandals and as consumers aim to buy more ethical and sustainable products.
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Canali opens New Bond Street flagship store at prime site

Canali opens New Bond Street flagship store at prime site

​Luxe label Canali has opened its new flagship on the corner of New Bond Street and Brook Street. The opening coincides with its 85th anniversary with Canali saying it “marks an exciting new chapter for the brand”. 
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Raf Simons unveils first womenswear collection

Raf Simons unveils first womenswear collection

The Belgian designer is taking his brand into women's fashion with a collection balancing minimalism with futuristic and psychedelic touches, as revealed alongside his latest menswear pieces in a moody, unsettling film.
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The Met to launch new costume exhibit

The Met to launch new costume exhibit

The Met is set to launch a new exhibit on Thursday, which will commemorate its 150th anniversary via Henri Bergson's concept of la durée (duration).
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Tiffany gets EU antitrust approval for LVMH deal

Tiffany gets EU antitrust approval for LVMH deal

Tiffany & Co has received regulatory approvals from the European Commission for its $16 billion (12.29 billion pounds) acquisition by French luxury goods group LVMH, the U.S. jeweler said on Monday. 
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