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Hotter nabs John Lewis listing as online strategy advances

Hotter nabs John Lewis listing as online strategy advances

Hotter shoes continues to reshape itself and on Monday said it has secured “a prestigious partnership” with John Lewis as part of its online strategy.
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Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

South London outlet mall Icon Outlet at The O2 said sales during August reached record levels compared to the pre-pandemic period in 2019. Sales rose by 24%, average transaction value grew 11%, and footfall rose 10%.
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Sainsbury's aims to grow sales via personalised loyalty discounts

Sainsbury's aims to grow sales via personalised loyalty discounts

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s — owner of the Tu Clothing brand — is aiming to drive sales higher by offering regular shoppers who have a Nectar loyalty card personalised discounts “on Sainsbury’s products and groceries”.
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Queen to open experiential Carnaby store, features fashion collabs

Queen to open experiential Carnaby store, features fashion collabs

First it was a Rolling Stones store, now mega-band Queen is to open a space on Carnaby Street with an experiential pop-up shop celebrating five decades of its music and featuring fashion collabs, among other items.
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Shanghai encourages 'duty-free economy' as part of consumer push

Shanghai encourages 'duty-free economy' as part of consumer push

The Shanghai government will support companies applying for approval to sell duty-free goods, and encourage duty-free shops to be set up at airports, hotels, malls and other commercial venues, municipal authorities said.
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Lil Nas X helps catapult Versace to top of Met Gala media impact charts

Lil Nas X helps catapult Versace to top of Met Gala media impact charts

According to a report from Launchmetrics, the “Montero” singer’s three-in-one Versace look helped the Italian brand make a big impression at this year’s Met Gala, dedicated to American fashion.
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London Fashion Week day two: Labrum London, Molly Goddard, KNWLS and Edeline Lee

London Fashion Week day two: Labrum London, Molly Goddard, KNWLS and Edeline Lee

Not that many shows, but plenty of ideas this weekend at London Fashion Week, with the highlight on Saturday an explosive show by Labrum London, staged before live band Balimaya Project.
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OTB entrusts North American operations to Laura Dubin-Wander

OTB entrusts North American operations to Laura Dubin-Wander

The veteran of Dior and Givenchy was previously responsible for Coach's activities in the North American market, a role that she will now take on at the Italian group owned by Renzo Rosso.
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Diesel releases "Avant-Première" of six Glenn Martens looks

Diesel releases "Avant-Première" of six Glenn Martens looks

The Italian denim brand is giving a foretaste of the first designs from its new creative director, pre-emptively making six silhouettes available for purchase at a small selection of stores. 
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London Fashion Week opens with Edward Crutchley, David Koma and Nensi Dojaka

London Fashion Week opens with Edward Crutchley, David Koma and Nensi Dojaka

There might not be that many shows in London Fashion Week this season, or that many guests, nonetheless the season opened with a bang on Friday with three diverse and memorable statements.
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'Tale of two Christmases' as consumer incomes boom or bust says eBay

'Tale of two Christmases' as consumer incomes boom or bust says eBay

​UK retailers can expect a “tale of two Christmases” this year. According to eBay UK, personal finances will play a major part in consumer choices as the lasting effects of the pandemic will divide spending patterns.
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Oxford Circus Piazza plan cancelled after Marble Arch Mound fiasco

Oxford Circus Piazza plan cancelled after Marble Arch Mound fiasco

​Plans to create two temporary pedestrian piazzas on either side of London’s Oxford Circus before Christmas have been "shelved" by Westminster City Council.
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Celebrities still driving demand for key pieces and looks say StockX and Boohoo

Celebrities still driving demand for key pieces and looks say StockX and Boohoo

Celebrity endorsement is continuing to drive demand for both individual items and overall looks with several reports this week about just how important the celebrity effect is.
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UK department stores struggled last month but clothing sector stayed positive

UK department stores struggled last month but clothing sector stayed positive

August retail sales volumes surprisingly fell, on a month-on-month basis, in Britain the ONS said Friday. Volumes were down by 0.9%, with non-food store sales volumes down 1%, driven by a 3.7% fall at department stores
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Grailed secures $60 million funding round led by Goat

Grailed secures $60 million funding round led by Goat

The online marketplace for luxury streetwear and vintage fashion Grailed has secured a Series B funding round of $60 million.
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U.S. retail sales surprise to upside in strong boost to economy

U.S. retail sales surprise to upside in strong boost to economy

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly increased in August, boosted by back-to-school shopping and government child tax credit payments, which could temper expectations for a slowdown in economic growth in the third quarter.
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