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Allbirds raises $100 million to fund growth and sustainability mission

Allbirds raises $100 million to fund growth and sustainability mission

Allbirds announced the closing of a Series E funding round of $100 million, which will help the footwear maker strategically enter new product categories sustainably. 
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Paris Fashion Week opens virtually with calendar debuts

Paris Fashion Week opens virtually with calendar debuts

Paris Fashion Week opened with an entirely digital Monday, as a half-dozen designers, many of them making their French debuts, kicked off the runway season here in the capital.
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FatFace completes £15m finance deal, Rose and Bridgepoint step back

FatFace completes £15m finance deal, Rose and Bridgepoint step back

​FatFace Group has announced the completion of comprehensive refinancing agreement that also sees control passing to its lenders and the departure of its chairman. 
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Social commerce business Poshmark files for IPO

Social commerce business Poshmark files for IPO

​Resale e-tailer Poshmark has unveiled its plan to file for an initial public offering, although few details are available at present. It operates in the US and Canada and has attracted a number of celebrity investors.
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Footwear business Royer Group prepares to cut 200 jobs in France

Footwear business Royer Group prepares to cut 200 jobs in France

French footwear business Royer has begun discussions with employee representative bodies, struck by the coronavirus crisis and in the wake of its license with New Balance not being renewed.
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Milan Fashion Week climaxes with cultural and conceptual diversity

Milan Fashion Week climaxes with cultural and conceptual diversity

All about cultural and conceptual diversity in Milan on its final Sunday afternoon, at three very contrasting shows, albeit by two brands with similar names – MSGM and MM6 – and a third with uber wide-ranging origins.
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Giorgio Armani: Rather timely thoughts

Giorgio Armani: Rather timely thoughts

Few designers have had as remarkable a career as Giorgio Armani. His unique fashion history was the subject of a hagiographic video that preceded the presentation of the latest collection by Italy's most famous designer.
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Ryan Gellert takes over as CEO of Patagonia

Ryan Gellert takes over as CEO of Patagonia

Having headed up the American outdoor brand's European business for the last six years, the executive will succeed the charismatic Rose Marcario, who has held the role of CEO since 2014. 
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Marni: Gathered narratives from around the globe

Marni: Gathered narratives from around the globe

Marni went on fashion’s biggest long-distance video adventure this season, with a live online show on Friday afternoon that rambled around eight cities and four continents.
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Mothercare performance improves, Boots franchise deal begins

Mothercare performance improves, Boots franchise deal begins

​As Boots kicks off its franchise deal with Mothercare, the mother and baby products brand also reported its latest set of results. And the figures show a company going through big change.
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The Bias Cut rebrands, pivots its product mix

The Bias Cut rebrands, pivots its product mix

As it launches its AW20 collection, online, e-store The Bias Cut has revealed a total rebrand, including a new, more streamlined, logo, website design and packaging. And the company said early results are strong.
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Clarks close to selling stake to LionRock or Alteri - report

Clarks close to selling stake to LionRock or Alteri - report

Struggling UK footwear giant Clarks could be about to strike a deal to sell a stake to a private equity company. And the sale could mean the end to more than two centuries of majority ownership by the founding family.
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Boohoo supply chain review identifies failings, leads to big change

Boohoo supply chain review identifies failings, leads to big change

​Boohoo Group announced the results of its independent review into its UK supply chain on Friday and while company failings were highlighted, it was generally well received and the firm’s shares surged.
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Crocs adds Charisse Ford Hughes to board

Crocs adds Charisse Ford Hughes to board

Ford Hughes has served as senior vice president and global chief marketing officer of Kellogg Company since September of this year, and has previously worked with Pandora, Esteé Lauder and Avon. 
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Neiman Marcus makes cuts to store staff on way out of bankruptcy

Neiman Marcus makes cuts to store staff on way out of bankruptcy

As the Dallas, Texas-based department store operator emerges from bankruptcy, it has announced that it is reducing its retail workforce as part of a review of its business.
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Prada with Raf Simons: A newer New Look

Prada with Raf Simons: A newer New Look

Raf Simons made his collaborative debut with Miuccia Prada on Thursday afternoon, in the most keenly anticipated runway show in the world this year. And the result was a powerful collection, a newer New Look.
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