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Clarks strike ends as Somerset workers reach deal

Clarks strike ends as Somerset workers reach deal

​Clarks has negotiated a deal to end an eight-week strike at its warehouse in Somerset. The UK footwear manufacturer/retailer has settled a dispute with around 100 workers over a controversial ‘fire and rehire’ plan. 
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Elle says will drop fur from magazines worldwide

Elle says will drop fur from magazines worldwide

Elle magazine announced on Thursday it will stop using fur in all its editorial and advertising content worldwide, becoming the first major publication to do so.
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Tweed weaves a way from Scottish islands to catwalk

Tweed weaves a way from Scottish islands to catwalk

Originally associated with Britain's aristocracy and gentlemen farmers, the textile is now being made a key element in the collections of major brands, including Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Hermes.
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Fix it first: How old-school ways are coming to the fashion industry's aid

Fix it first: How old-school ways are coming to the fashion industry's aid

Faced with the climate emergency, garment repair and alteration are emerging as essential alternatives for the fashion industry, which is gradually embracing and even modernizing them.
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Mall owner Hammerson expects higher full-year profit as more shoppers step out

Mall owner Hammerson expects higher full-year profit as more shoppers step out

British mall operator Hammerson on Thursday projected higher annual earnings as more people visited its malls in since lockdown restrictions were eased and performance at its luxury outlets was better than expected.
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Fast Retailing unveils new Lifewear-based eco business strategy, reports Uniqlo sales

Fast Retailing unveils new Lifewear-based eco business strategy, reports Uniqlo sales

​Fast Retailing announced on Thursday that it’s “advancing”  its LifeWear concept and has “formulated Fiscal 2030 Targets and an Action Plan for core aspects of sustainability”.
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Most Arcadia stores still empty, despite opening boom

Most Arcadia stores still empty, despite opening boom

​We may be seeing something of a mini store opening boom at the moment, but huge numbers of stores belonging to failed businesses remain empty and that can be seen clearly from the large number of vacant Arcadia sites.
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Thailand's Central denies Selfridges buy after report says it won £4bn race for firm

Thailand's Central denies Selfridges buy after report says it won £4bn race for firm

Thailand’s Central Group has denied it’s in talks to buy Selfridges after it was reported globally that the firm will buy the business, perhaps as soon as this month.
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Gymshark to take over J Crew spot on Regent Street

Gymshark to take over J Crew spot on Regent Street

​In a further sign of just how big the Gymshark brand has become in just a short period of time, news emerged on Wednesday that the label is to open its first flagship store in a prime spot on Regent Street next summer.
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Adidas completes second share buyback program of 2021

Adidas completes second share buyback program of 2021

The German sportswear giant announced on Wednesday that it has completed its second share buyback program of the year, repurchasing 1,619,683 shares for a total of 450 million euros.
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PVH’s wholesale channel leads 10% revenue rise in Q3

PVH’s wholesale channel leads 10% revenue rise in Q3

The owner of the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands announced a year-over-year increase of 10% in its third-quarter revenue on Wednesday, with progress driven by the company’s wholesale operations.
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Snipes acquires retailer Jimmy Jazz

Snipes acquires retailer Jimmy Jazz

Global sneaker and streetwear retailer Snipes announced on Wednesday the acquisition of American sneaker chain Jimmy Jazz. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Balmain kicks off Miami Art Week with Saype

Balmain kicks off Miami Art Week with Saype

Luxury brand Balmain is set to kick off Miami Art Week on Wednesday with an ephemeral contemporary art installation from French-Swiss art pioneer Saype.
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LFW's men's event won't happen in January, labels to join women's event again

LFW's men's event won't happen in January, labels to join women's event again

​The fashion events calendar is struggling to get back to some sort of normality as UK lockdowns end while the pandemic rumbles on, and the menswear edition of London Fashion Week is being affected by this.
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G-III tops guidance with 23% sales rise in third quarter

G-III tops guidance with 23% sales rise in third quarter

The parent company of brands including Donna Karan, DKNY and Sonia Rykiel has reported net sales of $1.02 billion for Q3, reflecting a 22.8% increase from $826.6 million in the same period in the previous year.
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Pop-punk and grunge looks are set to inspire 2022 fashion

Pop-punk and grunge looks are set to inspire 2022 fashion

After a year of fluctuations between comfort and elegance, albeit restrained, a wind of freedom may be blowing through fashion in 2022 with the return of punk style.
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