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Guichot becomes SMCP chief as Lalonde quits for new opportunity

Guichot becomes SMCP chief as Lalonde quits for new opportunity

​Big change is coming at SMCP. On Monday, the Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot and Fursac owner named Isabelle Guichot as its new CEO, to replace Daniel Lalonde who’s off to pastures new.
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Private equity firm CD&R prepares Morrisons counter-bid - report

Private equity firm CD&R prepares Morrisons counter-bid - report

Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is poised to start a bidding war for British supermarket chain Morrisons, the target of a £6.3 billion ($8.8 billion) offer from a group led by another U.S. firm.
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Vans helps drive recovery at VF Corp

Vans helps drive recovery at VF Corp

The Denver, Colorado-based outdoor and activewear group reported first-quarter revenue of $2.2 billion on Friday, up 104% from $1.1 billion in the prior-year period, with growth led by the Vans brand.
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Mirabaud Lifestlye Impact & Innovation invests in Highsnobiety

Mirabaud Lifestlye Impact & Innovation invests in Highsnobiety

The investment fund launched by Swiss banking and financial group Mirabaud last year has acquired a stake in the German platform dedicated to streetwear. 
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Aeffe sees first-half profits soar compared to 2019

Aeffe sees first-half profits soar compared to 2019

The Italian group achieved revenue of 155 million euros in the first six months of 2021, up 30% year over year, but down 10% compared to 2019, while net earnings tripled in the two years, totaling 17.4 million euros. 
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Pitti Uomo announces another 3-day edition for January

Pitti Uomo announces another 3-day edition for January

In January, the Florentine event organizer is planning to replicate the format it explored in June, hosting its two flagship trade shows, Pitti Uomo and Pitti Bimbo, simultaneously from January 11 to 13, 2022.
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Michael Kors, Versace parent Capri beats revenue estimates

Michael Kors, Versace parent Capri beats revenue estimates

Michael Kors parent Capri Holdings Ltd on Friday raised its annual forecasts for the second time after trouncing Wall Street estimates for quarterly results, as shoppers splurge on its high-end clothes and bags.
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Online retailer Boohoo to move to new auditing model for suppliers

Online retailer Boohoo to move to new auditing model for suppliers

Online fashion retailer Boohoo said on Friday it would move all of its suppliers to a new auditing model over the next 12 months in its latest effort to address failings brought to light in media reports a year ago.
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Poor conditions persist in Leicester garment factories - report

Poor conditions persist in Leicester garment factories - report

Exploitation of garment workers is continuing in Leicester's textile industry, a new report claims, a year after an exposé highlighted abuses in the supply chain. This is despite measures to safeguard employees.
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Retail decline: one in seven UK stores are vacant says new report

Retail decline: one in seven UK stores are vacant says new report

Just how tough UK retail’s pandemic mauling has been — especially for fashion — came into stark focus on July 30. More than one in seven stores are now vacant on UK high streets, retail parks and in shopping centres.
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Boohoo founder must give evidence in US case

Boohoo founder must give evidence in US case

​The founder of Boohoo Group, Mahmud Kamani, who’s executive chairman at the fast fashion company, has been told he has to give evidence in a US lawsuit. 
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Harris Tapper launches at Harrods with two-month pop-up

Harris Tapper launches at Harrods with two-month pop-up

​New Zealand-based fashion brand Harris Tapper is launching in the UK via Harrods at the start of August with a two month in-store pop-up running until the end of September. 
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Red Carpet Green Dress 2021 competition returns

Red Carpet Green Dress 2021 competition returns

Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) is set to launch the next edition of its global design contest, as it opens for applications on Friday. 
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Econyl creates B2C platform for conscious consumers

Econyl creates B2C platform for conscious consumers

Econyl, a brand of regenerated nylon made from recycled waste owned by Aquafil, is going direct-to-consumer with the launch of an online shoppable platform. 
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Global Brands Group North America files for chapter 11

Global Brands Group North America files for chapter 11

The North American division of Global Brands Group has filed for chapter 11 affecting both its wholesale business and certain subsidiaries and affiliates.
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Deckers Brands sees sales surge 78%

Deckers Brands sees sales surge 78%

Revenues at the Goleta, California-based footwear, accessories and apparel group totaled $504.7 million in the first quarter, up 78.2% year over year, as the company experienced strong growth across its brand portfolio.
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