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Paris Menswear Day Five: Loewe, Vuarnet and Hermès

Paris Menswear Day Five: Loewe, Vuarnet and Hermès

All about breaking boundaries this Saturday in Paris in the menswear season, between clothes and accessories at Loewe; weekend and work chez Hermès; mountains and club at Vuarnet.
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Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Friday in Paris Menswear was a tour of the city from an evangelical cathedral, cut-stone mansion, Marais showroom and Place des Victoires townhouse. We caught up with Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica.
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Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

French luxury group Hermes has started legal proceedings against a US artist over virtual versions inspired by its iconic Birkin bags.
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Paris haute couture starts Monday, with over a dozen live shows, pandemic or not

Paris haute couture starts Monday, with over a dozen live shows, pandemic or not

Paris haute couture, the pinnacle of fashion, begins its next four-day runway season on Monday morning, and despite the pandemic, there will be no shortage of live shows.
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Primark to cut 400 management roles, won't raise prices

Primark to cut 400 management roles, won't raise prices

Primark management is to pay the heavy price of countering rising costs with 400 retail bosses set to lose their jobs in the UK, as the retailer is having to offset the high costs of Covid and a squeezed supply chain.
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German sportswear retailer BSTN to open debut UK store

German sportswear retailer BSTN to open debut UK store

​Premium German sportswear retailer BSTN is to open its first first international store in the UK in April. It has signed a 10-year lease to open a 3,432 sq ft unit in Brixton, south London.
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December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

The UK's ONS has issued its official December retail sales figures and they're fairly bleak. Clothing stores and department stores reported falls of 8% and 6.3%, and were also below levels in February 2020.  
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Britons reject "throwaway" fashion culture, but find sustainable shopping confusing

Britons reject "throwaway" fashion culture, but find sustainable shopping confusing

​UK shoppers are increasingly thinking sustainably when it comes to the clothes they wear, but they still find choosing the most sustainable options when shopping rather confusing.
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Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Scandi fashion, which has been all the rage this past decade, finally made it onto a Paris runway Thursday lunchtime, doing so with a power puffer, super-hero show by Rains. Elsewhere, we review Rick Owens and Uniforme.
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The After Calendar: 2022, the post-ugly era, or how 'ugly' became the coveted aesthetic

The After Calendar: 2022, the post-ugly era, or how 'ugly' became the coveted aesthetic

The pandemic reshuffled the cards, reviving certain once reviled or mocked pieces, and spurring the luxury world to reinvent the codes of what was previously considered ugly.
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Etudes Studio steps into cinema

Etudes Studio steps into cinema

The trio at the head of Etudes Studio presented their first short film this Tuesday at the Gaîeté Lyrique arts center. The film references the 20 collections created by Etudes Studio since the brand’s inception. 
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Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

A “strong peak performance” in Clothing & Footwear underpinned by rising demand its core strategic brands and a return to growth in active customer numbers were the key positives in a busy Q3 for N Brown.
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Emma Raducanu boosts Nike demand, Euphoria drives plaid dress searches - report

Emma Raducanu boosts Nike demand, Euphoria drives plaid dress searches - report

​Sales aggregator website Lovethesales.com has been seeing some notable spikes in interest following key celebrity and TV moments in the past week.
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CFW links with Swedish Fashion Council to support new talent

CFW links with Swedish Fashion Council to support new talent

​Copenhagen Fashion Week and the Swedish Fashion Council are linking up to support and incubate emerging designer talent. Sweden's Jade Cropper has been named as the AW22 'Talent'.
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Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

​Superdry’s Christmas trading update and results for the first half showed “clear signs of brand and financial recovery” on Thursday, although the company isn’t yet where it would like to be, with sales still lagging.
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Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

​A trading update from Primark's parent company on Thursday showed the fashion retail chain is bouncing back from the pandemic, with the US business a standout performer. But city centre stores globally still struggle.
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