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S.Oliver Group's CEO steps down

S.Oliver Group's CEO steps down

Claus-Dietrich Lahrs is exiting the S.Oliver Group after three years. The Rottendorf-based group will announce its new management team soon.
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Kiabi France names Ouarda Ech-Chykry country manager

Kiabi France names Ouarda Ech-Chykry country manager

The family fashion retailer has promoted Ouarda Ech-Chykry, who has risen through the ranks at Kiabi, to the head of its French subsidiary, following the departure of Florian Dinel, who had held the post since 2019.
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Department and fashion stores suffer most from pandemic's high street impact - report

Department and fashion stores suffer most from pandemic's high street impact - report

Just how major the changes have been on Britain's high streets after two years of lockdowns and trading restrictions can be seen in a new report, with department stores and fashion retail hit the hardest.
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Janie Samet, France’s most famous fashion critic, dies at 91

Janie Samet, France’s most famous fashion critic, dies at 91

Janie Samet, France’s most famous fashion critic and the long-time reviewer of Paris daily Le Figaro, has died. She passed away in Cannes on Sunday, aged 91.
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Idris Elba's Don’t Stab Your Future in NFL Nike makeover collab

Idris Elba's Don’t Stab Your Future in NFL Nike makeover collab

Actor Idris Elba and Dallas Cowboys coach Aden Durde aren’t such an unusual combination when it comes to good causes. Both London born, they have partnered to raise awareness of knife-crime campaigning in the UK capital.
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Cambridge Satchel Co in Matilda collab with Roald Dahl Company

Cambridge Satchel Co in Matilda collab with Roald Dahl Company

Given its heritage schoolbag roots, it’s fitting that British brand The Cambridge Satchel Co has launched a range of bags and accessories coinciding with the release of the movie Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical.
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OvalX finance platform buys 5% stake in N Brown

OvalX finance platform buys 5% stake in N Brown

​A spread-betting company has become the latest investor to see value in buying a big chunk of shares in fashion retail group N Brown. 
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H&M makes a statement with eco-focused designs on Fashion Awards red carpet

H&M makes a statement with eco-focused designs on Fashion Awards red carpet

The Fashion Awards red carpet may have been largely about ultra-luxury designers on Monday evening, but high street chain H&M also made an impact with a big focus on sustainability
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Battersea Power Station makes senior promotions, launches Christmas makeover

Battersea Power Station makes senior promotions, launches Christmas makeover

​Battersea Power Station has named Sam Cotton Head of Asset Management and Kate Boothman Meier Head of Communications and Marketing following its reopening as a major London mall in October.
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Consumer concerns dent November fashion spend, despite the need for cold-weather clothes

Consumer concerns dent November fashion spend, despite the need for cold-weather clothes

​UK consumer spending rose last month, but it didn’t manage to keep up with inflation so represented a drop in real terms, two key monthly surveys showed on Tuesday.
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UAE's Majid Al Futtaim raises $1.25 bln sustainability-linked loan

UAE's Majid Al Futtaim raises $1.25 bln sustainability-linked loan

Emirati retail conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim said on Monday it had raised a $1.25 billion revolving credit facility linked to the company's environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.  
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Power of pink helps Valentino's Piccioli to another top designer title at Fashion Awards

Power of pink helps Valentino's Piccioli to another top designer title at Fashion Awards

Valentino’s creative director scooped the top prize at the Fashion Awards in London on Monday evening. Pierpaolo Piccioli was named designer of the year at the British Fashion Council-organised event.
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Desigual ups its bet on Asia and restructures in Singapore

Desigual ups its bet on Asia and restructures in Singapore

The company founded by Thomas Meyer has renovated its store in Singapore's Vivo City shopping center and opened a new store in Ion Orchard. In 2023, the Spanish company will reopen its Raffles City boutique.
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Carnaby launches online 360° experience for Christmas

Carnaby launches online 360° experience for Christmas

Carnaby is a major year-round draw for London visitors and shoppers, but it takes on an added significance during its renowned Christmas installations. And this year's lights celebrate moments from the past 25 years.
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UK retail lifted by stronger weekly footfall numbers

UK retail lifted by stronger weekly footfall numbers

​At last, some much-needed good news for UK retailers. Footfall rose 5.4% week-on-week across all UK retail destinations in the seven days to 3 December, said Springboard. Increases were seen across all key destinations.
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Amazon, M&S, Adidas top new survey-based retail performance index

Amazon, M&S, Adidas top new survey-based retail performance index

​Amazon, M&S and Adidas have emerged strongly from the newly-launched Retail Performance Index compiled by agency VCCP. It’s based on a survey of 3,000 consumers and looks at strength in “the buying moment”.
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