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Zalando launches exclusive capsule collection with sustainability focus

Zalando launches exclusive capsule collection with sustainability focus

Zalando has linked up with nine Nordic brands for the spring season to “develop an exclusive, more sustainable womenswear collection” called Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando.
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UK retail weak again says CBI, but department stores up in clearance month

UK retail weak again says CBI, but department stores up in clearance month

UK retail sales ended last year badly and they seem to have started this year in just the same way, with no let-up expected in February either. Sales volumes were flat year-on-year for the third consecutive month.
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Cédric Charbit named as mentor of 31st edition of ANDAM

Cédric Charbit named as mentor of 31st edition of ANDAM

The fashion competition dedicated to young design has named the CEO of Balenciaga as its designated mentor for its 31st edition. Charbit takes over from OTB's Renzo Rosso in the role.
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Ebay forecast disappoints amid competition from Amazon, Walmart

Ebay forecast disappoints amid competition from Amazon, Walmart

Ebay Inc forecast first-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates on Tuesday, as the e-commerce company faces fierce competition from Amazon.com Inc and Walmart Inc.
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Sustainability and diversity shape conversation around fashion weeks

Sustainability and diversity shape conversation around fashion weeks

According to data analytics firm Launchmetrics, sustainability and diversity are two of the biggest themes currently driving the changing conversation around fashion weeks, as formats and front rows continue to evolve.
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Does fashion still make sense?

Does fashion still make sense?

While fashion weeks come to an end along with the imploding calendars they bring, some labels have questioned the future of this system and the industy's predilection for overproduction and hyper-consumerism. 
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John Lewis sales down 2.5% in last ever weekly update

John Lewis sales down 2.5% in last ever weekly update

John Lewis has announced it will stop providing weekly sales figures amid wider business changes, but not before revealing a 2.5% decline in sales for the seven days to 25 January.
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Zara removes TRF section from online site and apps

Zara removes TRF section from online site and apps

Zara’s affordable TRF section has disappeared from the brand’s online store and apps as part of wider efforts to evolve the digital offering.
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Amazon Fashion appoints UK PR agency

Amazon Fashion appoints UK PR agency

Amazon Fashion is looking to drive desirability and engagement for its own brands in the UK market in a bid to replace rivals as the go-to online fashion retailer.
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Jeremy Scott cancels his RTW show in NYC, and plans to show at Paris couture

Jeremy Scott cancels his RTW show in NYC, and plans to show at Paris couture

Jeremy Scott has cancelled his upcoming runway show in New York, in a move that will significantly weaken the American fashion catwalk season. Instead, the designer will show during haute couture in Paris in July.
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Intu Asturias is sold as UK malls giant continues to pay down debt

Intu Asturias is sold as UK malls giant continues to pay down debt

Debt-laden property giant Intu has been moving fast to shed assets in order to reduce its massive debt load and the latest move was announced on Tuesday after it exchanged contracts to sell a key Spanish shopping centre.
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CEO of Meadowhall owner says 20% of UK shops could disappear

CEO of Meadowhall owner says 20% of UK shops could disappear

The chief executive of the company that owns the giant Meadowhall shopping mall, among other sites, has said that up to a fifth of shops could disappear from the UK retail landscape as consumer shopping habits evolve.
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Conscious consumers are cutting back on fast fashion buys says GlobalData

Conscious consumers are cutting back on fast fashion buys says GlobalData

Increasingly ‘conscious’ consumers are the biggest threat to fast fashion, a new study shows. A survey of 2,000 UK shoppers has shown may are planning to spend less and cut back on the number of items they buy too.
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Sainsbury's targets 2040 for net zero emissions

Sainsbury's targets 2040 for net zero emissions

Sainsbury's committed itself on Tuesday to have net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, a decade ahead of the British government's own target which it said "isn't soon enough".
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Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti has been named creative director of Harlan + Holden, an Asian fashion company that defines itself as the world’s first “time-saving” clothing brand.
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Banana Republic pays homage to Black History Month with a new campaign

Banana Republic pays homage to Black History Month with a new campaign

Banana Republic is marking Black History Month with a powerful new campaign.
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